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This post has been corrected, as indicated below.As change sweeps across the Arab world, there are a variety of lenses through which to examine these changes: religious, cultural, political, economic. Shereen El Feki has chosen a decidedly less conventional lens with her new new book “Sex and...
The approval by Arkansas' Legislature on Wednesday of the nation's most restrictive abortion law raises a lot of questions. No, I don't mean the usual questions about when life begins or whether the government has a right to intrude in such an intensely...
Tags: Laws, Mike Beebe, Criminal Laws, Abortion, Social Issues
PIERRE — It’s now up to Gov. Dennis Daugaard whether women seeking abortions in South Dakota will sometimes need to wait longer than 72 hours after their consultation with the doctor. A spokesman said Thursday the governor supports the...
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. C. Everett Koop has long been regarded as the nation's doctor— even though it has been nearly a quarter-century since he was surgeon general. Koop, who died Monday at his home in Hanover, N.H., at age 96, was by far the...
In response to Jonah Goldberg's Op-Ed on Tuesday, "The wisdom of Dan Quayle": What? It's been 20 years since the Murphy Brown-Dan Quayle feud, and we're still talking about this? I suppose I should be flattered. And not surprised. After all, we’re...
Tags: Entertainment, Iraq, Religion and Belief, Values, Abortion
WASHINGTON — Dr. C. Everett Koop, who as U.S. surgeon general in the 1980s led high-profile campaigns to highlight the dangers of smoking and to mobilize the nation against an emerging AIDS epidemic, has died. He was 96. Koop died Monday at his...
Tags: Epidemics and Plagues, Abortion, Obituaries, AIDS, Social Issues
We're still legislating and regulating private morality, while at the same time ignoring the much larger crisis of public morality in America. In recent weeks, Republican state legislators have decided to thwart the Supreme Court's 1973 decision in...
Reader views on same-sex marriage have evolved along with broader public opinion. Over the years, the mix of opinions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org has tilted more heavily in favor of granting gay couples the right to wed. Where there's some gray between...
I can't predict how the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court will rule on the gay marriage cases being argued before them this week, but I can assure you of one thing: As far as issues go, gay marriage will not be the next "abortion." I define the...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota didn't set out to become the abortion debate's new epicenter. It happened by accident, after a legislative caucus that once vetted abortion bills languished, leaving lawmakers to propose a flurry of measures...
Just because things can be put on the same list doesn't mean they are necessarily similar. My attic contains within it thousands of comic books, an inflatable bed, some jigsaw puzzles, some family pictures and a "Frampton Comes Alive!" album. These things...
What a great week it had been for Democrats. President Barack Obama delivered a bold, confrontational second inaugural address Monday that underscored numerous popular liberal initiatives. New polling data showed very strong public support for the...
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