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Behind the scrim of boom times there was always debt and sex--and the intimate economy of panic and desire.

The old warrior deploys sex as a central political weapon to recharge his potency and his party's fortunes. Is there a trap here?

A desperately needy America warms to the hot married love of Barack and Michelle.

Arthur C. Danto recalls Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Kim analyzes California's gay marriage ruling.

Champagne corks are popping in the Castro and West Hollywood, but elsewhere in America, the fight is just beginning.

The Spitzer affair's obvious rationality continues to elude the therapists, sexperts and pundits for whom shame is the game.

Just once it would be nice to see a male politician caught in a sex scandal stand up there at a press conference all by himself.

In just two days, Eliot Spitzer went from white knight to shamed ex-governor. But the real loser in all of this is sex itself.

Blogs

Melissa Harris-Perry explains just how serious this attitude toward sexual violence really is.

November 20, 2014

Laws requiring teens to tell their parents they’re having an abortion are a problem everywhere they exist, but Alabama’s represents a new low.

October 9, 2014

Taken literally, California’s new law mandating an affirmative consent standard on college campuses could redefine a lot of consensual sex as rape. Should we be worried?

September 29, 2014

Young women are fed up with being pressured to curate their appearance and, by extension, others’ potentially lecherous thoughts about them. They’re fighting back.

August 27, 2014

Hooligan Sparrow, a lone voice for China’s sex workers, is being gagged on the eve of her appearance at the International AIDS Conference in Australia.

July 21, 2014

Northwestern officials will finally comply with the Violence Against Women Act and compile statistics for incidents of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

July 3, 2014

A reporter interviews a young woman about her contraceptive choices. 

March 18, 2014

National outcry put Arizona’s discrimantory bill in the spotlight, but at least four other states are still considering similar bills.

February 27, 2014

The conservative Times columnist thinks liberals should agree to restrict abortion in order to fight family inequality. He’s wrong—and he probably knows it. 

January 27, 2014

Let us not dignify this incident by calling it a culture war.

December 26, 2013