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Taking Back Marriage

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On November 27, 2007
People are talking about Stephanie Coontz‘s NY Times Opinion column today, in which she advocates that we take back marriage from the control of the states. Here’s the nub of Coontz’s argument: Perhaps it’s time to revert to a much older marital tradition. Let churches decide which marriages they deem “licit.” But let couples — […]

More Complaints for the Times Op-Ed Department

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On November 19, 2007
Will Okun, the Chicago school teacher who accompanied enlightened Nick [not Bill] Kristof on a trip to Africa earlier this year and got to blog about, misses badly with today’s post. It happens too often. A female student approaches my desk, says “Mr. Okun?”, and and whispers the two words no adult wants to hear […]
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On November 7, 2007

For years, proponents of the death penalty have argued that it acts as a deterrent. This claim has been damn tough to prove, probably because it’s wrong. What’s ironic, though, is that the

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