Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama. David Freddoso, Editorial Page Editor at The Washington Examiner. Washington, DC: Regnery, 2013. 250 pp. When Jared Loughner shot U.S. Rep. Gabbie Giffords, R-Ariz., the media rushed to blame Sarah Palin. She had “targeted” Giffords’ seat, and others, and shown them [...]
Editor’s Note: The following piece, one of several written by Mollie Ziegler Hemingway for her regular Doublethink sex column, considered why men consume pornography and how it affects relationships. This piece is the seventh installment of a two-week series recalling ten of the best contributions to Doublethink. This item originally ran on February 26, 2006. [...]
Of all the ways in which the mainstream media and liberal elite demonstrated a failure to understand the phenomenon of Alaska governor Sarah Palin, their reaction to the news of her teenage daughter Bristol’s pregnancy stands out.
Everyone who advocates sex education is advocating the imposition of a set of values, but only conservatives seem to realize it. In fact, they’re quite up front about it, while liberals tend to believe in some imaginary demarcation between ethics and policy that exists only in their heads.
If everyone is normal, everyone is boring.
I try not to be Captain Killjoy, and when it comes to fetishes I think most people expect some sort of liberating, feel-good-about-yourselves-despite-your-guilty-thoughts ethos from a sex columnist. But I can’t help you there, except to say if you feel uncomfortable about your sexual tics, trust me, there are people more messed up than you.
What if I told you there was a surefire way to find excitement outside your relationship that doesn’t involve any difficult confrontations or soul-searching?
It doesn’t take much thought to realize that without some reasonable guidelines, sex is a moral minefield as destructive as anything in the human condition.
I know Brokeback was supposed to be a breakthrough gay love story, but the message I got from it was this: One bad gay-sex decision can ruin your life.
Men run to porn to avoid the heavy work of dealing with women. But this means that they engage in less meaningful relationships and end up feeding the beast of their loneliness.
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