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When I took childbirth classes six years ago, the word "pressure" was bandied about an awful lot: We heard about the pressure on our bladders, the pressure applied to our backs to ease contractio

AMPLIFICATION:
Because of space constraints and incautious wording in my column last week, I referred to the Times's "Jayson Blair/Gerald Boyd problem." I intended to refer to those attacks on the Times that had asserted or implied that Boyd had in some way been responsible for overlooking Blair's shortcomings and that this pattern somehow reflected on the Times's affirmative-action policies. I did not mean to imply that there was any truth to these accusations. Indeed, there is none on the record as far as I am aware. I apologize to Mr. Boyd for any misimpressions I may have created. --Eric Alterman

Solo theatrical performances are like ads. Everyone claims to hate them but nevertheless finds the good ones irresistible. A good ad acts like a tonic, making a new idea easy to swallow.

He backs an amendment defining the vow
Of marriage as being a guy and his frau,
Lest civilization sink into a slough--
Which he says could happen. It isn't clear how.

When gays wed, all hell will break loose. If only.

As politicians square off on gay marriage, progressives must enter the debate.

Months after Strom Thurmond's African-American daughter, Essie Mae Washington-Williams, stepped into history, commentators continue to step around the most explosive aspect of this controversy wi

While the world looks the other way, sexual violence spreads in the Congo.

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During the 2008 primary, some of Clinton’s rhetoric left black voters cold. She’ll need to overcome those lingering concerns to win in 2016.

April 16, 2015

More education helps an individual woman earn better, but it doesn’t erase the gender wage gap.

April 14, 2015

Clinton’s surprisingly powerful campaign announcement suggests that Democrats are finding an authentic version of pro-family politics.

April 12, 2015

A radical re-evaluation of caregiving work—proposed in The Nation in 1926—is still potent today.

April 7, 2015

Rolling Stone made a litany of reporting errors, but it's their source who will pay the price.

April 6, 2015

Underfunded, poorly designed systems of support are leaving survivors with instability over a lifetime.

April 6, 2015

We’ve reached a point where desperate women who end their pregnancies before viability are being locked up.

March 30, 2015

This week’s Supreme Court ruling is one step toward protecting pregnant workers from the whims of their employers.

March 27, 2015

The 1970s-era legislation has been haunting politics and restricting abortion access for far too long.

March 25, 2015

In the dead serious discussion about student sexual vulnerability, there’s no place for cheeky provocateurs.

March 16, 2015