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What Ireland’s Abortion Referendum is Really About

This year Ireland will hold a referendum on the issue of abortion. The date has not yet been set but the vote will probably take place in May. Since 1983, enshrined in Article 8 of the Irish Constitution, there has been a constitutional ban on abortions taking place in the Irish Republic. This prohibition was [...]

Miley Cyrus: Bellwether of Cultural Progress?

Miley Cyrus’s gyrations on the Video Music Awards are hardly new. In fact, Miley is getting whupped by the black community for a white performer once more taking a cultural artifact from the black experience. Some have gone so far as to call Miley racist for taking on-stage twerking into the white mainstream. You probably [...]

Paglia: Not gaga for Lady Gaga

Camille Paglia had an article in The Sunday Times yesterday (subscription required) about pop icon Lady Gaga and -- to put it mildly -- Paglia is not a fan. She calls the singer the first major star of the digital age, but believes she's a charlatan, a "manufactured personality," and unsexy.  Furthermore, despite showing acres of [...]

RoboJesus

Oh goody. A new book has been released about the Really Real Jesus, written by Paul Verhoeven, director of such classics as Showgirls, Starship Troopers, and Robocop. Naturally, it is a scholarly work, and will serve as a springboard for a movie version -- directed by Paul Verhoeven: In an interview with MTV, the Dutch [...]

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