I don’t have a whole lot in common with Angelina Jolie, but we do share a terrifying family history of breast cancer. Like Jolie, I lost my mother to cancer—mine at 49, Jolie’s at 56.
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.
April 04, 2013
For thousands of women in Sierra Leone, motherhood remains a war zone.
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?
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.