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Church leaders: out of touch with their flock on sex?

May 15, 2006 - The position of many conservative churches to sex is "just say no," but do their followers really buy it? Think Progress has an interesting post about how the views of church leaders appears to be out of sync with the practices of the church-goers -- especially women:

Papers report dismal 6 months

May 8, 2006 - The Drudge Report (which has every reason to celebrate the demise of print journalism, for several reasons) is listing the latest circulation figures for the top 20 newspapers, and the 6-month trend lines don't look too good.

Southern Scandal Watch

April 28, 2006 - The scandal season is still in full bloom, claiming ethically challenged lawmakers across the political aisle. Two recent items of a Southern flavor (hat tip to TPM Muckraker):

New Reporting and House Action on Katrina Contracts

September 27, 2005 - If you haven't seen it already, today's New York Times story about post-Katrina contracts byEric Lipton and Southern Exposure alumn Ron Nixon is a good one. They've culled through the government's first batch of documents about who's getting the money. Here's some of what they found:

CEO Greed: Bad for Business

July 27, 2005 - There's been a small flurry of stories lately about skyrocketing pay among corporate execs. The New York Times, for example, recently reported that the average corporate CEO made $9.84 million in 2004. You can find out more about the issue here.

Tennessee's Alternative to Real ID Act

May 9, 2005 - With the Real ID Act poised to pass in Congress -- an anti-illegal immigration law that would require driver's license applicants to show no less than four forms of ID -- Jeralyn at TalkLeft points to an alternative in Tenne

Dred Scott Rolls in His Grave

May 5, 2005 - In his column in the Times today, David Brooks (as usual) lays spurious claim to a "middle ground" (what he calls "Lincoln's land") between passionate, crusading evangelicals and the "bland relativism of the militant secularists" (whatever that is).