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Why doctors quit

They are turning into data entry clerks.

Iraq’s collapse

Nobody is willing to fight for its survival.

Old fashioned spying

The CIA needs to get its act together.

GOP in denial

Republicans ignore a huge security threat.

The GOP’s fuzzy Mideast plan

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  • The GOP’s fuzzy Mideast plan

    The GOP’s fuzzy Mideast plan

    Republican contenders still criticize Obama.

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  • Talking economic mobility

    Talking economic mobility

    The two parties come around on the issue.

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  • A lesson in tolerance from Spain

    A lesson in tolerance from Spain

    The nation’s history with same-sex marriage.

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  • Democratic extremism

    Democratic extremism

    We don’t need a left-wing Tea Party.

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Obama’s climate contradiction

Obama’s climate contradiction

Allowing Shell to drill in the Arctic conflicts with the administration’s global temperature goals.

Outlook & Opinions

A better way to deliver innovation to the world

A better way to deliver innovation to the world

New ideas based on new science aren’t getting the funding they need.

Always a bridesmaid (for hire)

Always a bridesmaid (for hire)

For a fee, Jen Glantz will be a bride’s everything.

This technique will let you enjoy the deep, mystical sleep of our ancestors

This technique will let you enjoy the deep, mystical sleep of our ancestors

Turning your lights off at dusk will result in better sleep plus a period of serene meditation every night.

Feminists want us to define ugly sexual encounters as rape. Don’t let them.

Feminists want us to define ugly sexual encounters as rape. Don’t let them.

We need to stop prosecuting bad behavior as rape.

Why we may never have a millennial president

Why we may never have a millennial president

In ‘Running From Office,’ Jennifer L. Lawless and Richard L. Fox explain why young people disdain politics.

A prescription for Baltimore’s health

A prescription for Baltimore’s health

Treating addictions and mental health problems can heal the city.

Renew the U.S. commitment to sex education

Renew the U.S. commitment to sex education

Sex education can help ensure that young people take responsibility for their sexual health.

The best way to eliminate the gender pay gap? Ban salary negotiations.

The best way to eliminate the gender pay gap? Ban salary negotiations.

At the bargaining table, women are in a no-win situation.

Behind the making of a super bomb

Behind the making of a super bomb

Kenneth W. Ford recounts his role in the invention of the hydrogen bomb.

Five myths about traffic

Five myths about traffic

All we need to do is build more roads and raise the speed limits, right?

Who had the worst week in Washington? The NSA’s Mike Rogers.

Who had the worst week in Washington? The NSA’s Mike Rogers.

The agency finds itself without many friends in Congress when it comes to mass collection of phone data.

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