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If “Roe v. Wade” Is Overturned, the Future Will Be Worse Than the Past
When abortion was illegal, there was no organized, aggressive antiabortion movement with a wing of violent fanatics.
June 24, 2021
We Owe It to the World’s Children to Slow Population Growth
Crowding the planet harms younger generations as much as it does the environment.
May 18, 2021
Jordan Peterson’s New Rules Are Old News
The Canadian contrarian is back with another book. It isn’t any better than the last one.
April 1, 2021
Dr. Seuss’s Mistakes Are the Least of Our Troubles
If we insist on holding cultural history to contemporary standards, what will we have left?
February 18, 2021
The Trumpers Among Us
Liberals call for unity, but 74 million Americans voted for its opposite.
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January 7, 2021
Covid-19 Has Been Hardest on Women
When money is tight and time is tighter, the basic structure of male supremacy shows itself to be remarkably intact.
December 10, 2020
A Guide to Giving: Worst Year Ever Edition
Get a fresh start after a rotten year—help those who help others.
November 13, 2020
The Trump-Shaped Stain on American Life
From the courts to the border to the meaning of truth, damage has been done.
October 15, 2020
‘Roe v. Wade’ Is Nonnegotiable
Don’t believe the hot takes that say we can do without it.
September 17, 2020
Melania Trump Really Doesn’t Care
A new book by her ex–best friend shows how the first lady sold her soul.