Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bits and Pieces - August 15, 2010

The Los Angeles Times has been having some good opinion columns on the Prop 8 decision. Here are two: Erwin Chemerinsky on who has standing to appeal the decision and Michael Klarman on whether the Supreme Court is likely to feel it's too far ahead of public opinion.

It's always puzzled me that we pay lip service to the importance of parenthood and actually support it so poorly. Family values, anyone?

Another conservative removes himself from the Fourteenth Amendment nonsense.

Baby bear saved from plastic jar.

More on (not) attacking Iran from M. J. Rosenberg and Juan Cole.

China begins to open up. A very little.

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