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How genetically engineered American corn has altered the global
landscape.

Any fan who over the years has attended a baseball game at Boston's
Fenway Park notices how few African-Americans are in the stands.

This book makes a good case for racism--the word, not the ideology. What
necessitated a defense?

When several soldiers killed their wives, an old problem was suddenly news.

In 1967 the world-renowned if somewhat Dickensianly named sexologist
John Money was offered a case he couldn't refuse.

A few years ago, an intellectual historian uncovered the story of Betty
Friedan's formative years as a Popular Front journalist and activist in
the 1940s.

Democrats, faced with Scalia and Thomas clones, are finally saying: Ideology matters.

Shannon O'Brien had advantages going into the campaign for the
Democratic gubernatorial nomination in Massachusetts. As the state
treasurer, she'd won a statewide race.

I saw a puzzling banner on the door of a restaurant the other day. It
was a flag flanked by two aphorisms: God bless America and America bless
God.

Legendary New York Times obit writer Alden Whitman once observed,
"Death, the cliché assures us, is the great leveler; but it
obviously levels some a great deal more than others."

Blogs

The best response to the new Daily Show host’s sexism would be to put more women in the writers’ room.

March 31, 2015

If the NCAA is serious about its opposition to Indiana's religious freedom law they should move the Final Four

March 31, 2015

Unlike the male rock star who, having killed himself, gave his fans a taste of ultimate fatalism, Selena’s life, not death, offered joy to so many who admired her.

March 31, 2015

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

March 30, 2015

In the digital era, I shame, you shame, we all shame.

March 30, 2015

Anti-debtors are descending on DC to challenge the Department of Education’s regulation of student debt.

March 30, 2015

An available gun transforms violent emotions into deadly action.

March 30, 2015

You can imagine what would be our own emotional response if two Russians were sentenced to death for supplying information to us while we were allied with Russia.

March 29, 2015

Governor Mike Pence just signed a bill licensing discrimination against LGBT people.

March 28, 2015

It should have been clear that one self-serving segment of our society was pushing the rest of us into the arms of a technology that could not tolerate, nor contain, a major accident.

March 28, 2015