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Dumb and dumber

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Healthcare | Let’s clear up one point: I’m dumb. Too dense to make sense of the so-called “Affordable Care Act” when it was passed, and too easily intimidated by…

Happy days of despair

Happy days of despair

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Faith & Inspiration | What can keep good times from becoming banal and empty?

Sweeping up the confetti

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Campaign 2014 | Republicans were in a celebratory mood last week, an attitude that called up memories of the election of 1994. On that night, 20 years ago, stars were born:

By bread alone

By bread alone

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Parenting | When we were expecting our first baby, decades ago, my husband and I encountered lots of baby-raising advice, welcome or not. Experts disagreed on touchy…

Who is confined?

Who is confined?

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Religion | Those who attack Christianity do so from an unenviable place

Who owns you, baby?

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Campaign 2014 | You’re so controlling. You never listen to what I say … Why is it always  my  fault? Feminist campaign rhetoric around election time is like listening…

A little ray of all-American sunshine

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Sports | I’m a fair-weather sports fan, meaning I get excited about a team only when they’re winning. But not just  any  team—there has to be some…

Notable Books

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Books | Four children’s books about the Muslim experience

Faulty connections

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Relationships | Technology gives us only the illusion of the relationships we need

A spectrum too far

A spectrum too far

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Sexuality | It was all over the internet: the Nebraska school district’s guidelines against gendered language that would prejudice students toward believing they are…

Trim back the hedge

Trim back the hedge

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Parenting | In one of my day jobs I review children’s books. One recent middle-grade novel I read is about the first family-based moon colony, established in…

Glory and battle

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Culture | The persistence of war suggests it isn’t always for “absolutely nothin’”

 
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