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October 25, 2018
With Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court, How Far Will the State’s Attacks on Women Go?
Another reader asks about weathering a public #MeToo event with PTSD.
October 5, 2018
Planet Earth Is Doomed. How Do I Go On?
Another reader asks how to respond to an alt-right wedding invitation.
August 31, 2018
I Want to Explore Polyamory, My Partner Doesn’t. What Should I Do?
Another reader asks how she can protect others from an ex-colleague who may have assaulted three women.
July 20, 2018
My Houseguest Was a Brocialist Jerk. How Should I Respond?
Another reader asks if it’s helpful to offer to be a personal suicide hotline.
June 14, 2018
In Trump’s ‘Madness,’ A Chance for Peace in Korea: Bruce Cumings
Plus Ahilan Arulanantham on Trump’s family separation policy, and Harold Meyerson on the Democrats’ chances in November.
Start Making Sense
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June 7, 2018
I Think My Friend Is a Jordan Peterson Fan. What Should I Do?
Another reader asks if it’s ethical to help an advertising firm understand “modern retirement.”
May 4, 2018
We’re White. Can We Adopt a Black Child?
Another reader asks about labor organizing in conservative North Dakota.
April 6, 2018
My 11-Year-Old Daughter Is Obsessed With Makeup. Should I Object on Feminist Grounds?
Another reader asks if capitalism exacerbates passive-aggressive behavior. (
March 23, 2018
My Wife Resents Cooking Family Dinner, but I Work Longer Hours. What’s Fair?
And a professor asks about helping younger, indebted colleagues.
February 23, 2018
My Daughter’s Tennis Coach Is a Corrupt Grifter. What Should I Do?
Another reader asks about the end of erotic attention in the workplace.