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Aaron Alexis and the Threat of the Loner

Here’s an Op-Ed I wrote with my husband in Friday’s Washington Post: In seeking to find out what led to the shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, we must ask the right questions. What features of American society make us more prone … Continue reading

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Dancing Around the Death Penalty

My TIME.com column today on the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the death penalty: Central casting couldn’t produce a better illustration of what’s wrong with the death penalty than Marvin Wilson, the 53-year-old Texan with an IQ of 61 who … Continue reading

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Does Not Inspire Confidence

I don’t know about you but I actually DO want British Airways to test its engines a bit more meticulously than its Stilton.

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How To Fix Our Schools!

Let’s do a thought experiment: Imagine you have a really complicated surgical problem. Thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm, let’s say. Just a little bulge in the body’s major vessel that extends from the chest to the abdomen that delivers a little blood … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day!

I just picked up my sister and her family at the airport on their way back from a four-year stint serving overseas with the State Department. There were several families of service men and women at the airport, waiting for … Continue reading

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Put A Lid On It

Remember how in the West Wing, CJ Cregg/Allison Janney would always say “That’s a lid” at the end of her press briefing and the reporters wouldn’t get any more news from her? My sister and I have been wondering if … Continue reading

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Daily Dose of Drama

In case your life is feeling a little dull:

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The Little State That Could

Every time I drive my nephew out to Western MA, I laugh out loud at signs like “Belchertown” and “Athol,” so I thought you’d enjoy this list of mostly fake Massachusetts town names: Lameham Methol Shamesbury Blight Falls Mansocket Whitefolk … Continue reading

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Jesus is not a homophobe

My Time.com article today: Good news for Ohio’s gay and lesbian students: You can be openly gay once a year now that Wayne Local School District officials have granted a small concession, after a little nudge from a lawsuit, and … Continue reading

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Missing Pants

I just thought this was funny and I was too tired to write last night.  (Enjoy your spring celebrations. I’ll be back Monday with another Time.com column.)

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