Health

How to Make a Hidden-Camera Movie of an Abortion Clinic
May 10, 2013

The anti-abortion movement's defining medium used to be the poster, typically featuring a misleading photo of a stillborn fetus much older than most states' abortion laws allowed. These days, it's probably the undercover video.

The Kermit Gosnell Effect
May 01, 2013

How an abortion doctor's gruesome trial is helping anti-abortion legislation in far-away states.

Mortal Beloved
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?
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
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?
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.

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