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We could bash divorce forever, but what's the point? Even Jesus can't keep unhappy spouses together.

The massive participation by women in Iran's street demonstrations is surprising only if you accept the mullahs' view of women as weak and passive vessels.

The abortion provider and hero knew enough to trust women. The same can't be said for the male pundits who are dominating the debate.

A Wesleyan student is stalked and killed by a man with a gun and a mind full of hate.

I should have been a member of the torture creative class, because now I would be having a good life.

We take it for granted that when men hit, it's up to women to run away. Except, some of them stay.

Yesterday's fist-bumping radical is today's mom in chief.

Atlantic blogger Ross Douthat joins the New York Times's op-ed lineup. Depressing.

Will the skewed values of the boom years give way to a spirit of generosity toward the poor?

Blogs

Eric on this week in concerts and new music releases and Reed on how the mainstream press is always trying to tell the same (false) story about the Republican Party.

November 17, 2014

The best way to support the troops is to make every effort to keep them out of harm's way.

November 10, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and Reed on how local TV stations boost their bottom lines with a deluge of election ads.

November 3, 2014

Eric on this week in theater and music and Reed on how the media’s ratings-driven hysterics is warping Ebola coverage.

October 28, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on the two-party debate that has only one, pro-war side.

September 30, 2014

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