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by | Jan 11, 2008

More than 2,000 years ago, the Roman playwright Plautus described a scene in which two fathers are talking with each other, as neighbors would talk over the fence in a modern suburb. One father laments that his son got a…

by | Sep 28, 2007

Equipped with the self-revelatory means of media — blogs, podcasts, YouTube, MySpace, radio, reality television, even op-ed writers — armchair psychologists are never at a loss for new subjects. But even they might suffer from TMI (too much information) at…

by | Sep 21, 2007

As I watched Sally Field’s primetime Emmy rant to the effect that there’d be no wars if only women ran the world, I found myself wondering, “When was the last time you spent any time with a group of women?…

by | Jan 4, 2007

The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On by Dawn Eden (W Publishing Group, 212 pages, $13.99 paper) SEX USED TO HAVE SOMETHING to do with marriage. That was then, this is now. Now, sex happens…

by | Mar 31, 2006

Sometimes it takes a story to get a point across. Today is the first anniversary of the death of Terri Schiavo, a young woman whose vegetative condition divided the nation in the final weeks of her life. Some of us…

by | Mar 16, 2006

In a world of movie remakes, it’s not unusual to see a remake flop. Steve Martin’s recent Pink Panther is, unfortunately, no exception. Take the first few painful minutes of the new film as a warning: it really doesn’t get…

by | Nov 4, 2005

On Tuesday, the House Subcommittee on the Constitution began hearings on the Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act (UCPAA). The legislation would require abortion providers to tell women who come to them for late-term abortions that the fetus might feel pain…

by | Sep 8, 2005

Under fire for the approval of drugs like Vioxx, Oxycontin, and Palladone, the FDA appeared to be carefully considering its decision to make the morning after pill (Plan B) available over the counter (OTC), without a doctor’s prescription. The FDA…

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