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USA Today's Divorce From Gallup Is Good News for Everyone But Gallup
January 23, 2013
Gallup has always conducted political polls to boost its brand, which is hurting more than ever.
Why the Anti-SOPA Band Hasn't Gotten Back Together
January 04, 2013
Last year, an unlikely coalition emerged to preserve Internet freedom. Where has it been since then?
Torture, America, and the Laws of War
December 21, 2012
Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American HistoryBy John Fabian Witt (Free Press, 498 pp., $32) WAR IS ABOUT killing, maiming, and destroying. Yet in its midst men have sought heroism not only in savage acts of bravery but also in observing limits, in finding a way to affirm their and their adversaries’ common humanity, in the concept of honor as a higher expression of morality than is attainable even in peace.
Meet John Lott, the Man Who Wants to Arm America's Teachers
December 19, 2012
He claims to be a rigorous academic. He's not.
Why Obama Should Lead From Behind on Gun Control
December 18, 2012
Obama has been ripped before for "leading from behind." But here, it's the right strategy.
The Rushdie Affair and the Struggle Against Islamism
December 07, 2012
The persecution of a prophetic novel and a pompous novelist.
The Novel That Frightened Hamas and the Arab League
October 19, 2012
Reading the controversial novels of Algerian writer Boualem Sansal.
Coal Miner’s Donor
October 04, 2012
Mitt Romney and countless other Republicans have benefited hugely from a coal company in Ohio. Here's the story behind that.
The Famous Door: Wussies and Pussies and Sinking Ships in Bob Dylan’s Latest
September 13, 2012
Dylan ranted at his critics in a "Rolling Stone" interview this week, but he should be more worried about the quality of his recent music.
The Unapologetic Case for Formula-Feeding
August 01, 2012
I formula-fed my daughter, starting from the first hour of her life. I loved it. And I would do it again. Do you hear me, Mayor Bloomberg? New York City already has an aggressive program to promote breastfeeding called Latch On NYC, and the city’s health department has convinced most hospitals to stop distributing free formula samples to new parents. But that apparently still made it possible for some mothers to bottle-feed their newborns. So starting September 3, the city will urge hospitals to put formula under lock-and-key.