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How can women be equal before Islamic law, according to which they are unequal?

Feminists for Life fails to acknowledge women as moral agents. And in that sense, they aren't feminists at all.

Should pro-choicers just give up and let Roe go?

Reframing abortion takes the issue out of its real-life context, which is the experience of women.

In his latest album, Bruce Springsteen reaches for the
Good Book.

People who believe in academic freedom should denounce CUNY's treatment of an atheist professor.

Thanks to the wonders of reproductive science, you too can have a virgin birth.

Forget common ground--it's time to divide up the country.

I never thought I would miss unfair, infuriating, over-the-top Andrea Dworkin.

Blogs

Eric on "The Beatles in Mono" and Reed on how the emphasis on optics skews our democratic priorities.

September 11, 2014

An incomplete list of ten of the best songs ever written about school.

September 3, 2014

In honor of Labor Day, here’s a stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written about working people.

August 29, 2014

These ten songs, taken together, help distill the American experience and make clear both what’s great about the US and what still needs critical attention.

July 2, 2014

Eric on this weeks concerts and Reed on Syria's chemical weapons program. 

June 25, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the Bergdahl scandal. 

June 11, 2014

The students rigged up a PA system and played Beethoven’s Ninth over and over.

June 3, 2014

Eric reviews Jazz Fest 2014. 

May 9, 2014

The quivering throngs of teen-aged girls, The Nation’s reviewer wrote, said much more about the susceptibility of Americans to fashionable trends than it did about the talent or novelty of the group itself.

March 8, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on accountability in mainstream journalism. 

February 26, 2014