The Truth About Political Independents


More and more Americans identify as being political independents these days, but they still tend to vote like old-fashioned partisans.

Sorry, But We Never Raised Free-Range Kids

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Lisa Duggan looks back at the legend of the free-range childhood and reminds us that it takes a village to raise a kid.

Hey Pundits, Why Not Leave Washington?


Nothing much is going to happen in Washington for the next two years, so now’s a great time for pundits to investigate what’s going on in the rest of the nation.

This Labor Day Let’s Actually Celebrate Labor


Three day weekends are fun, but Labor Day is also about labor.

Should a Teen Sexter Be Forced to Provide Photos of His Genitals?


Michael Amity is horrified by what seems to be an invasive and violating request by the officials for photos of a teens genitals.

Profile of a Rape Victim – It’s Not What You Expect


Close your eyes and picture a rape victim. Who do you see? Chances are this story is not about that person.

Why Some War-Stressed Soldiers Cheat on Spouses


Iraq War veteran Michael Anthony discusses sex in the military and how the strains of war can lead to infidelity.

Why Americans Hate The Political Media


Sam Youngman’s piece in Politico on Washington shows many of the media pathologies that cause Americans to hate their political media and their politics.

Peyronie’s Treatment Approved by FDA


Drug promises an alternative to surgery, but can cause serious injury.

Your Gut Says She’s Not the One? It Might Be Right

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Researchers find evidence that “trust your gut” might be just the thing.

Will the Defenders of George Zimmerman Please Stand Up?


It would be nice if some of the people that told us to stop criticizing George Zimmerman earlier this year would tell us what they think about him now.

RAW STORY: Republican National Committee Votes Unanimously Against Marriage Equality

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The Republican National Committee (RNC) unanimously adopted resolutions against marriage equality on Friday, despite rising support for the idea among voters nationwide.

Actor Jack Klugman Dies at Age 90

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Although few will remember, Jack Klugman was a strong advocate for critical health-care legislation.

Rape is God’s Way of Saying You Should Be Pregnant

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Thaddeus Howze is disgusted with the GOP candidates who seem to justify rape as being part of God’s plan.

Should Anderson Cooper Have Shared Contents of Late Ambassador’s Diary?

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Who is responsible for leaking the existence of Ambassador Stevens’ private journal?

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Cameron Conaway wonders: How can a guy who pushed the boundaries of moral fairness so far that they became unfair to others possibly complain about unfairness?