Marriage among first cousins has been a great historical tradition among most cultures. The only argument against it is potential genetic flaws from inbreeding, but most cousin pairs are sexually diverse enough that it isn't an issue (at least on a single generational basis). Would I marry my first cousin? Eew no. But… » 1/25/15 5:06pm Yesterday 5:06pm

My mom was dirt poor when I was little — too little for it to make an impact on my identity. She prioritized hippie nutrition (no processed foods, no white bread, no school lunches, etc.), but here's the catch: she was not from a poor family. When push came to shove, my grandmother was going to buy me a winter coat or… » 1/24/15 12:42pm Saturday 12:42pm

No matter what we think of Mr. Horton, the fact is that armed men raided his house. If something is reprehensible when it happens to people we like, it's also reprehensible when it happens to people we don't like, and the reason the state gets away with these gross violations of citizens' rights is because we get so… » 1/18/15 1:45pm 1/18/15 1:45pm