Charles Lane

08/27/2015 - 8:36pm

    If you were a psychiatrist and a chronically depressed patient told you he wanted to die, what would you do?

    In Belgium, you might prescribe this vulnerable, desperate person a fatal dose of sodium thiopental.

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08/20/2015 - 7:11pm

    If anything's constant in American political life, it's the stable two-party system, jostled occasionally by third-party presidential challengers such as Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996 or Theodore Roosevelt in 1912.

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08/06/2015 - 5:35pm

    TestPerfect is a new Silicon Valley start-up with an ambitious mission: to design a standardized college admissions test free of cultural or racial bias, resistant to differential test-prep efforts and accurately predictive of academic performance in...

07/31/2015 - 8:23pm

    In reality, there is no free lunch. In the alternate reality known as the American political debate, however, that's the only kind on the menu.

    Conservatives say tax cuts boost economic...

07/23/2015 - 9:44pm

    Whether or not President Barack Obama has negotiated a realistic, enforceable deal to prevent an Iranian nuclear bomb, he has assured his place in history as author of the most dramatic departure in U.S. foreign policy since Richard Nixon's visit to...

07/16/2015 - 11:43pm

            Greece's impending bankruptcy is dominating the headlines right now, but between that financial catastrophe and the one facing Puerto Rico, the latter probably deserves more attention in the United States - or at least more attention than it's...

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