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05/25/2016 - 7:00pm

    Hardly a proposal regarding "women's health" doesn't include some aspect of abortion accompanied by great beating of chests claiming it is done only in the interest of sanctity of life. Yet these same people are proponents of no gun controls and the death penalty. Did I miss something? It certainly...

05/21/2016 - 3:00pm

    Much criticism of the gradual expansion of the constitutional right to bear arms by U.S. courts has focused on assault weapons and mass shootings. But gun-rights advocates are conquering another frontier: the regulation of handguns in urban space.

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05/21/2016 - 10:00am

    One of the major human rights stories of the past decade in the United States has been the astonishing progress toward equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The advance of marriage equality across the states before the Supreme Court made it...

05/21/2016 - 9:00am

    Hedge funds are back in the headlines, thanks mainly to the release of Institutional Investor's Alpha magazine annual report on the earnings of top hedge fund owners and managers. The Hedge Fund Rich List includes such well-known luminaries as Citadel's Ken...

05/21/2016 - 8:00am

    Science has a way of making people uncomfortable. Sometimes that's because it seems likely to produce agents of harm; think of nuclear weapons research. Sometimes, though, for reasons less obvious, it just feels weird.

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05/21/2016 - 7:00am

    As the mother of three children under age 6, I don't always make my health a priority. It's been years since I saw a doctor for anything other than pregnancy, my crow's feet have multiplied due to my squinting to see the TV in the evenings, and I've...

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