All Further Articles for 2011-05-24

Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Dylan at 70: I'm Younger Than That Now
Bob Dylan is 70 today. Whoah. Not much to say that hasn't been said. Greatest songwriter of all time? Maybe. He's come to Portland a lot, but my favorite show was his Rolling Thunder Revue in the '70s, out in the boonies. Go listen to some Bob today. Lots here .
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Rape As Flat Tire
Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse: Conservative legislators have passed almost 1,000 anti-choice measures this year. Kansas just passed a ban on insurance companies covering abortion except when a woman's life is at risk. During the debate, one Rep. Pete DeGraaf argued women should plan ahead for contingencies like rape, just like he plans ahead with a spare tire in his car. Yes: a spare tire. "It has obviously been a good session. We have established a beachhead of protection for the developing unborn child."
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