Anthony Comstock

Porn doesn't cause school shootings, but blaming America's ills on smut is a well-worn tactic.
There is a sordid history to entrapment being used against advocates of reproductive freedom. One hundred years ago, opponents of legal birth control had succeeded in passing laws outlawing all methods to prevent conception, as well as any speech advocating the legalization thereof.
I didn't read the book as metaphor --- not because I'm a man, but because "My Notorious Life" really is a Dickensian reading experience. It violates all my little rules for novels. But Axie Muldoon is a heroine and a half, and I cheered her on every page.
Sex, religion and politics are eternally entwined bed fellows. No matter how you might want to clothe it, your sexual beliefs and lifestyle are sourced from and impacted by the long traditions and policies within this indivisible trinity.
2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgMatalin and Spitzer debate whether Santorum's religious conservatism has veered into Church Lady Comstockery ("Is it Satan?"). Will Mitt's money win Michigan? Then: why did the GOP cave and is Charles Murray the cultural equivalent of OWS?
Yoga used to make a Christian nation writhe; now it has become an embodiment of the country's religious and social elasticity.