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Sept. 3 2013 8:04 AMThe Truth About the PillA new book argues that hormonal birth control is sexist and dangerous. Don’t believe it.
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July 13 2012 4:09 PMAntidepressant Critics Argue That There's No Such Thing as an Antidepressant
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July 11 2012 11:11 AMDon't Make Me Defend Jenny McCarthy
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July 5 2012 4:01 PMThe New York Times Is Full of Poop
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July 3 2012 10:00 AMIs the New FDA-Approved Weight-Loss Drug Just Fen-Phen All Over Again?
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Sept. 28 2010 5:22 PMIs This Doctor Treating Lesbianism in the Womb?
Today's Papers
Oct. 9 2005 10:02 AMEarthquake, Mudslide, Bird Flu
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July 16 2012 1:57 PMWhy Testing OxyContin on Kids Is a Good Thing
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July 11 2012 5:06 PMSorry, Guys, the Pot You Smoke Isn't Going To Make You Skinny
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July 6 2012 4:02 PMWhy the Netherlands Is a Red Herring in the Home Birth Debate
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July 3 2012 5:06 PMOK, Cats Probably Aren't Causing Danish Women To Kill Themselves
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Oct. 14 2010 3:50 PMPorn Star Tests Positive. Again.
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Aug. 31 2010 12:32 PMCap It, Larry Flynt


War Stories

The Right Target

Why Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS may be more effective than people expect.

The NFL Has No Business Punishing Players for Off-Field Conduct. Leave That to the Teams.

Meet the Allies the U.S. Won’t Admit It Needs in Its Fight Against ISIS

I Stand With Emma Watson on Women’s Rights

Even though I know I’m going to get flak for it.

Should You Recline Your Seat? Two Economists Weigh In.

Medical Examiner

How to Stop Ebola

Survivors might be immune. Let’s recruit them to care for the infected.


America in Africa

The tragic, misunderstood history of Liberia—and why the United States has a special obligation to help it fight the Ebola epidemic.

New GOP Claim: Hillary Clinton’s Wealth and Celebrity Are Tricks to Disguise Her Socialism

Why the Byzantine Hiring Process at Universities Drives Academics Batty

Sept. 23 2014 3:29 PM The Fascinating Origins of Savannah, Georgia’s Distinctive Typeface
  News & Politics
Sept. 23 2014 11:45 PM America in Africa The tragic, misunderstood history of Liberia—and why the United States has a special obligation to help it fight the Ebola epidemic.
Sept. 23 2014 2:08 PM Home Depot’s Former Lead Security Engineer Had a Legacy of Sabotage
Sept. 23 2014 11:45 PM Why Your Cousin With a Ph.D. Is a Basket Case  Understanding the Byzantine hiring process that drives academics up the wall.
  Double X
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Sept. 23 2014 2:32 PM Politico Asks: Why Is Gabby Giffords So “Ruthless” on Gun Control?
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Political Gabfest
Sept. 23 2014 3:04 PM Chicago Gabfest How to get your tickets before anyone else.
Brow Beat
Sept. 23 2014 8:38 PM “No One in This World” Is One of Kutiman’s Best, Most Impressive Songs
Future Tense
Sept. 23 2014 5:36 PM This Climate Change Poem Moved World Leaders to Tears Today
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 23 2014 11:37 PM How to Stop Ebola Could survivors safely care for the infected?
Sports Nut
Sept. 23 2014 7:27 PM You’re Fired, Roger Goodell If the commissioner gets the ax, the NFL would still need a better justice system. What would that look like?