Health

Mortal Beloved
The extreme perils of motherhood in Sierra Leone
April 04, 2013

For thousands of women in Sierra Leone, motherhood remains a war zone.

Fetal-Heartbeat Abortion Laws Are Dangerous Even If Judges Reject Them
March 28, 2013

The new laws in North Dakota and Arkansas aren't likely to stand. But they're shifting the conversation in a dangerous direction.

Dude, Where's My Red Wine Pill?
The strange saga of resveratrol, the wonder drug that never was
March 21, 2013

How a pill designed to mimic red wine's life-extending health effects died a quiet and early death  

Flu Shots in the Firehouse
How to Survive Our Doctor Shortage
January 31, 2013

In Oakland, firefighters can give you vaccinations—and may soon offer counseling about things like diabetes and asthma. Is this the future of medicine?

Why Do Grandmothers Exist?
Solving an evolutionary mystery
January 29, 2013

By the cold logic of evolutionary science, post-menopausal women lack obvious utility. That they manage to attain old age requires explanation.

Today At TNR (November 12, 2009)
November 12, 2009

Inside the Obamacare Laboratory: Have Democrats Learned the Right Lessons from Massachusetts? by Jonathan Cohn Previewing Obama’s Asia Visit: Why He Has a Rare Chance to Improve U.S.-Japan Relations, by R. Taggart Murphy TNRtv: The Jew-Hating, Gay-Bashing Westboro Baptist Church Comes to New York. Oh Boy. by Benjamin Birnbaum and Ben Eisler Should We Be Worried About the Changing Demographics of Unions? by John B. Judis Don’t Let Abortion Destroy Health Reform--Millions of Americans Will Be Far Better Off Than They Are Now, by E.J. Dionne Jr. Are People Flocking to ‘Dirty’ Cities?

Before Sunrise
November 12, 2009

When President Obama arrives in Tokyo on Friday, he will confront a country that seeks to be an ally of the United States. For Japan has never been an American ally. It was first a rival, then an enemy, and finally, after it lost the war it foolishly started with the U.S., it became a protectorate, not an ally.   The distinction matters. An alliance is an institution negotiated between two sovereign governments in which each agrees to a series of reciprocal obligations that have the force of law.

Mass Appeal
November 12, 2009

Polls show that Americans are confused about what health care reform means. And, if you listen to members of Congress on television, you get the impression that some of them aren’t certain, either. But figuring out what health care reform entails isn’t hard. All you have to do is look at Massachusetts. Almost three years ago, the state introduced an ambitious initiative designed to make sure nearly all residents have health insurance. Under this scheme, the state requires employers to contribute toward the cost of covering workers, while requiring individuals to get insurance.

Response to My Anti-Statism Article
November 11, 2009

I got an email from an old friend, Joel Parker, who is an international vice president of the Transportation Communications Union, and one of the smartest people I know. It's a response to my article  on anti-Statism in America that has been on the site today. I am reproducing it for its criticisms rather than its compliments, which bear not only on what I wrote but also on our continuing discussion of the health care bill. Just read your latest TNR piece on anti-government sentiment. I thought it was excellent, and agreed with its central point.

Today at TNR (November 11, 2009)
November 11, 2009

Why Americans Hate to Love the Government, by John B. Judis How Drug Companies Plan to Make a Killing Off of Health Care Reform, by Jonathan Cohn The ‘Should We Stay or Should We Go’ Matrix: Where Our Top Opinion-Makers Stand on the Afghanistan Question, by Barron YoungSmith, Ben Bernstein, Noah Kristula-Green, and Julie Sobel Seven Reasons Why We Probably Won’t Have a Health Care Bill Before Christmas, by Suzy Khimm Which Important Federal Agency Is Being Run by People Who Have Overstayed Their Term by Three Years?

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