National

02/07/2016 - 3:00pm

    Tesla Motors has taken the first step toward challenging a year-old Michigan law that bars direct-to- consumer auto sales in the state. I trust you'll agree with me that the law is a blatant piece of protectionism, designed to help car dealers at the expense of consumers. But that still leaves an important -- and...

02/02/2016 - 4:00pm

    Men are more likely to work than women. This has been true in the United States for generations and for entrenched reasons that have to do with "family values" and workplace policies. It's true because the culture says women should care for their children...

02/02/2016 - 3:00pm

    I've always been one of the most maternal women I know. For decades, I've quipped, "Jewish mother in training" while offering sunscreen or a sweater or more food to someone I thought needed it. In my teens and 20s, I told anyone who would listen that...

02/02/2016 - 2:00pm

    When I was chancellor of the New York City schools, I thought that if you were smart and poor, you could write your own ticket to college. I was dead wrong.

    A new study by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation,...

02/02/2016 - 11:00am

    How do you fix a problem like Barbie?

    She has been under fire for some time for being, in essence, a portable and inexpensive reminder of society's unrealistic beauty standards that we give little girls...

02/02/2016 - 10:00am

    When the FDA approved a drug to reduce the risk of HIV infections in July 2012, gay men rejoiced. If taken daily, Truvada works like a vaccine against HIV, effectively halting its spread. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention hailed it as an "important...

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