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Is South Carolina Just Gonna Fly That Confederate Flag Today or What?

South Carolina, a state that thoughtfully welcomes its 19 known hate groups by flying a Confederate flag over the statehouse, is facing a real quandary today. When a white man walks into a black church—a church that was targeted, surveilled and burned down 200 years ago in a period when black churches were prohibited » 6/18/15 11:50am 6/18/15 11:50am

Stop Telling Me and My Partner to Adopt

In March of this year, after a lot of discussion with my partner Charlie, I did something I’d been afraid to do for a long time: I wrote, and submitted for publication, an essay about our year-and-a-half (so far) of attempting to conceive a child. The essay, which was published on BuzzFeed LGBT, prompted not only a… » 6/15/15 3:00pm 6/15/15 3:00pm

In Studies That Make Perfect Sense, Men’s Views on Abortion Change with Personal Circumstances

A new study of unmarried men living (in sin, hellfire, brimstone, blah!) with female partners has found that most of them would prefer to be consulted about an impending abortion, and, perhaps encouragingly, that this insistence to be included in a pregnancy-terminating decision had less to do with entrenched… » 10/10/12 2:25pm 10/10/12 2:25pm

Sometimes A Snap Judgment Is The Best Judgment

The next time someone tells you to "go with your gut," they're really giving you good advice. In today's New York Times, There's an interview with Gerd Gigerenzer (left), a German social psychologist whose ideas were featured in Malcolm Gladwell's best-seller, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking. Gigerenzer… » 8/28/07 1:30pm 8/28/07 1:30pm