"Bernstein is, as I mentioned, no fool, and so of course he knows and acknowledges this, but there is a sense in which it's not entirely real to him; he is constantly asking the reader to temporarily set aside any objections regarding the utter powerlessness of the female participants in this "freedom" so that we can contemplate for a moment how liberating it must have been for the men."
"A number of funds have been established for those interested in donating to the family of Stephen T. Johns, who heroically sacrificed his life in Wednesday's shooting at the Holocaust Memorial Museum."
"The Senate unanimously passed a resolution yesterday apologizing for slavery, making way for a joint congressional resolution and the latest attempt by the federal government to take responsibility for 2 1/2 centuries of slavery. "
"Anonymous, an amorphous band of hackers best known for rallying against the Church of Scientology, has jumped into Iranian election dispute. Working with The Pirate Bay–a massively trafficked site which helps point would-be music downloaders to what they're looking for–Anonymous Iran has created a new site, offering how-tos on surfing online while remaining untrackable, skirting Iranian firewalls, finding other Twitter-based activists and (of course, given that this is Anonymous) attacking government Web sites."