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Weekend link dump for April 29

No, you’re not imagining it. That Sunday talk show you watched this morning always has more Republicans on it.

The “choices” women make around childrearing and career are often not really choices at all.

Why did the Pioneer spacecraft slow down as it exited the solar system?

Food fraud to watch out for.

Rent a cow, get a tax break.

“You can talk all you want about equal parenting; nobody is raising his son from earliest childhood to see as the most important job in the world being a stay-home father dependent on a high-earning wife.”

Apparently, some perfect games are more perfect than others.

Charles Krauthammer‘s column pollutes the Chron’s op-ed pages at least once a week; it’s there every Sunday. Why any paper would want to run the words of an unrepentant liar is a mystery to me.

“The price of appendectomy [in California] ranged from as little as $1,529 to as much as $182,955 depending on where it was performed”.

“Nuns have always had a different set of priorities from that of bishops. The bishops are interested in power. The nuns are interested in the powerless. Nuns have preserved Gospel values while bishops have been perverting them. The priests drive their own new cars, while nuns ride the bus (always in pairs). The priests specialize in arrogance, the nuns in humility.”

Nothing says that you value women like vetoing funding for rape crisis centers during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

There’s a right way and a wrong way to talk about sex.

I sometimes think I’m overprotective as a parent, but at least I always let my kids ride the slides by themselves.

The unbearable whiteness of mainstream TV.

I hadn’t even thought about tonsillectomies until I read that. I guess I’m doing my part to minimize unnecessary medical care in America.

President Obama had no honeymoon as far as Republicans were concerned. And yes, Team Obama should have figured that out a lot sooner than they did.

I’d be worried about typecasting if I were them.

Good for you, Brandon McCarthy.

I’ve already linked once to The Slacktivist once in this roundup, but sometimes once just isn’t enough.

And just to prove that the Catholic Church’s problems with women extend beyond uppity nuns, in vitro fertilization is now apparently a firing offense if your work for the Church in some capacity.

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