For-profit prisons detaining refugee children.
Burt Likko wonders whether, despite the unmitigated human rights awfulness that is the nascent would-be state forming in northern Iraq, swallowing our idealism and adopting a strategy of economic containment wouldn’t be a more practical alternative to making war against ISIS.
UPDATE: Reaction to President Obama’s address of September 10.
Good graphic design should be simple and communicate in an immediately powerful way. Here’s an example.
Bombing Syria is still a bad idea even if saving lives in Libya was not
James Fallows relays William R. Polk’s assessment of the Syria situation.
New Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled today in favor of a plaintiff who sued for violation of one of that state’s anti-discrimination laws based on a photographer refusing to take pictures at her same-sex commitment ceremony. Burt Likko presents a digest of the decision.
…but kind of expected. Here’s the part that speaks to me most:
This is the product of late-night thinking, and my ideas tend to be even more crack-pot in that context. So fair warning. Those who have read me for some time know that I am a staunch advocate for abortion rights. I do not believe that the state has any business denying the right of any…