According to “Mean Girls,” Halloween is the one day a year when a person can dress up like a total nerd and no one else can say anything about it. And, even better, everyone has to guess each others’ costumes or risk beingtold as if they didn’t even watch “Dr. Strangelove” that one time, in college,at a screening with members of the Film Society who held a post viewing discussion at the independent bookstore nearby.
So, I’m still not sure why three months after giving birth to my second son I signed up for a half marathon. Running. Barf. “Christianity is under assault today in America. But the liberals have forgotten their history. Religious liberty is not some quaint notion from the past.
YDSTIE: Contracts that reduce what the insurers have to pay the doctors and hospitals. That could make it possible for insurers to offer more affordable premiums to their consumers. But Gary Claxton, a vice president and health insurance expert at the Kaiser Family Foundation, is skeptical.
OF TISSUE It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly acquire, receive, or otherwise transfer any human fetal tissue for valuable consideration if the transfer affects interstate commerce. Term ‘valuable consideration’ does not include reasonable payments associated with the transportation, implantation, processing, preservation, quality control, or storage of human fetal tissue. Video makers and other Planned Parenthood critics say the organization was selling fetal tissue.
ZWERDLING: This study is officially called the National Vietnam Veterans Longitudinal Study. And now, here’s the sobering finding. Roughly 11 percent of the vets they studied are in serious trouble. Inside, Tart looks like a Surrealist’s farm kitchen, complete with a hutch that holds the restaurant’s collection of cream and aqua china, lace patterned cabinet doors and captain’s chairs pulled up to the tables. It’s cozy and, well, cute, in an offhand way. Hard to believe this is the same spot where Fred Eric defined the new club food at Olive in the mid ’90s..
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