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    More on the child abuse of fairy tales

    Here is another article on this burgeoning crisis. Fortunately, the researchers provide abusive parents with a way out: quote ———————— Does this mean you should pull beloved fairy tales off your youngster’s bookshelf? No, says Grauerholz, you just need to offer your children another point of view…
    Locker Room contributor, November 26, 2003
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    Fairy tales = child abuse?

    Here’s some more critical university research: Fairy tales “contain so many stereotypes they could be just as harmful as the sexual images paraded in pop videos.” Naturally, this important work can be found in a depository called “Gender and Society.” Here’s a quotation from one of the researchers, who…
    Locker Room contributor, November 26, 2003
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    WTO’s mercantilist flaw

    See this article.
    Locker Room contributor, November 26, 2003
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    China’s bra-based trade war foiled!

    See? Turns out the president isn’t pursuing a Hooverian re-election strategy after all!…
    Locker Room contributor, November 26, 2003
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    The benefits of Washington gridlock

    I have previously extolled the columns of Bruce Bartlett here and again I find that I have strong reason to do so. In this article from National Review Online today, he makes a good case that the nation was better off fiscally with gridlock in Washington. His key line…
    Locker Room contributor, November 26, 2003
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    The UNC mold problem

    Rick Martinez has a good column on the continuing problem of mold that has made dorms at NCCU uninhabitable — for human beings at least. You can read it here. This is the latest manifestation of a deep-seated problem within the UNC system, and indeed within all governmental systems…
    Locker Room contributor, November 26, 2003
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    “Creeping protectionism” alert

    Now we’re angry that China is selling low-priced television sets, and we’re threatening to slap steep tariffs on them, too. Does the US still have domestic TV set producers? Hello, Mr. President, remember us? The consumers? For someone whose re-election hopes rest on a revitalized economy, you’re acting mighty…
    Locker Room contributor, November 25, 2003
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    YOIKS! and away….

    This is a bit off the beaten path for us here, but arts critic Terry Teachout has a wonderful article today in the Wall Street Journal’s OpinionJournal.com about the recently released Looney Tunes Golden Collection on DVD. This paragraph stands out: quote ——————— The most gifted…
    Locker Room contributor, November 25, 2003