The plight of black men

What is the shape of American racism? This thorny question received an interesting and extensive look from a recently released study examining the outcomes of a nationwide sample of people between 198...

What Qualifies as an Unqualified Lesbian?

Former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn labeled Cynthia Nixon an “unqualified lesbian” after the Sex and the City actress announced a primary challenge to Empire State governor Andrew Cuo...

Professor Pinker’s Ignorant Gospel

How rarely reason guides the stubborn choice, Rules the bold hand, or prompts the suppliant voice, How nations sink, by darling schemes oppress’d, When vengeance listens to the fool’s request.— Dr. Jo...

Trump pushes death penalty for drug dealers

WASHINGTON — President Trump renewed his call for drug traffickers to get the death penalty on Monday, saying he wants to emulate countries with "no tolerance" policies that execute drug dealers. "We...

Teen suicide is soaring. What's to blame?

  J.C. Ruf, 16, was a Cincinnati-area pitcher who died by suicide in the laundry room of his house. Tayler Schmid, 17, was an avid pilot and hiker who chose the family garage in upstate New York. Josh...