Everyone Talks About Bullying But Sometimes It's Just Plain Old Drama

Bullying is a problem (related: today's story about 17-year-old Rehtaeh Parsons, who killed herself after photos of her alleged rape were mocked on the internet for years), but the term is misused so often that it's become somewhat of a useless buzzword. Experts say we need to separate the behavior from what teenagers… » 4/09/13 5:30pm 4/09/13 5:30pm

Is Partisan Politics Bad For The Children?

Just as Whitney Houston told us decades ago, the children are our future, and according to Slate » 11/04/08 3:40pm 11/04/08 3:40pm, , and some of the lil' nippers are already involved in politics. and tackle the same basic question: how can you get kids involved in politics productively? Emily Bazeelon worries that the anti-McCain tirades floating…

Court Rules In Favor Of Calling Fetuses "Living Human Beings"

Back in 2005, South Dakota passed an abortion law that required doctors to give patients wanting to terminate pregnancies a written statement that said the following: "the abortion will terminate the life of a whole, separate, unique, living human being," and that they have "an existing relationship with that unborn… » 7/03/08 1:30pm 7/03/08 1:30pm