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School daze

School daze

By Marcia Segelstein
Posted

Education | It's that time of year again, when angst-filled children nervously board buses and head back to school. But it's parents who have good reason to worry about…

Helping Mom starve to death

Helping Mom starve to death

By Marcia Segelstein
Posted

Life | Jane Gross, a retired reporter for The New York Times , has written a book about helping her mother die. And while euthanasia and assisted suicide are deeply…

Fox News on the virtues of 'hooking up'

Fox News on the virtues of 'hooking up'

By Marcia Segelstein
Posted

Media | I am a fan of Fox News. I think Bret Baier's Special Report is the best evening news program on television. Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace is also one of my…

Atheists sue over World Trade Center cross

Atheists sue over World Trade Center cross

By Marcia Segelstein
Posted

Religion | Shortly after the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, construction worker Frank Silecchia discovered a 17-foot-tall cross, made up of intersecting…

The bullying of Marcus Bachmann

The bullying of Marcus Bachmann

By Marcia Segelstein
Posted

Campaign 2012 | I wonder how people who identify themselves as gay feel about being stereotyped, mocked, made fun of, and bullied. Oh wait. I know. They've made it perfectly…

Gay group goes after Bachmanns

Gay group goes after Bachmanns

By Marcia Segelstein
Posted

Campaign 2012 | Gay rights activists have fired the opening salvo in what will undoubtedly be an ongoing assault on presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. Bachmann has been…

'Infidelity keeps us together'

'Infidelity keeps us together'

By Marcia Segelstein
Posted

Marriage | Those were the words in bold, black type printed over a bright red heart on the cover of the most recent Sunday New York Times Magazine . Inside, the cover story…

An overlooked Palin email

An overlooked Palin email

By Marcia Segelstein
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Family | Despite their best efforts, members of the media failed to find a smoking gun after poring over thousands of Sarah Palin's emails. In fact, the only email of…

Getting rid of coed dorms

Getting rid of coed dorms

By Marcia Segelstein
Posted

Education | John Garvey, president of The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., wrote an op-ed piece for The Wall Street Journal this week. In it, he announced…

Outlawing circumcision

Outlawing circumcision

By Marcia Segelstein
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Religion | Come this November, it now looks likely that an initiative to ban the circumcision of male children will be on the ballot in San Francisco. If it passes,

Reaching out to gay youth

Reaching out to gay youth

By Marcia Segelstein
Posted

Issues | Dan Savage, syndicated sex columnist and gay activist, along with his partner, Terry Miller, have started a project called "It Gets Better." Here's the…

Raising a genderless baby

Raising a genderless baby

By Marcia Segelstein
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Family | Kathy Witterick and her husband, David Stocker, are the happy parents of a 4-month-old baby named Storm. But only they, their two older sons, one family…

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