June 2nd was International Whores' Day (or International Sex Workers' Day, if you prefer) and Mistress Matisse was pissed:International Whores' Day commemorates the occupation of Église Saint-Nizier church in Lyon, France by a bunch of sex workers who were even more pissed off than Mistress Matisse. Forced to work in secrecy by the police, they were increasingly the … [Read more...] about Prohibitionists’ Hollow Remembrance of Sex Workers
Hi, My name is Mark and I'm a libertarian. I've been seeing a lot of policy ideas coming from politicians lately, and I thought it might be an interesting exercise to give my libertarian-inspired analysis of a few of them.President Joseph BidenThe American Jobs Plan is going to create millions of good-paying jobs — jobs Americans can raise a family on — as my dad would … [Read more...] about A Libertarian Responds to Policy Proposals
In an op-ed at the Washington Post, Washingtonian Media CEO Cathy Merrill expresses concern about employees not wanting to return to the office:In several group calls with chief executives, I’ve found a great sense of pride in how well our teams have done during the past year. However, we all started at a place where we and our employees knew one another, which made remote … [Read more...] about Workin’ From Home at the Washingtonian
Today is Immunity Day.It's been 14 days since my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. As a general rule, that's long enough for my body to have had its full immune response. Based on vaccine trial data, I should now be about 95% protected from Covid. And even if I do catch it, the symptoms are unlikely to be very serious. My immune system is now prepared for the … [Read more...] about Fuck Off, You Spiky-Protein Asshole!
Over at The Intercept, Lee Fang complains that former Governor and Presidential candidate Howard Dean is working for the pharmaceutical lobby to discourage President Biden from giving away COVID-19 vaccine rights:Howard Dean, the former progressive champion, is calling on President Joe Biden to reject a special intellectual property waiver that would allow low-cost, generic … [Read more...] about A Theft By Any Other Name