Monthly Archives: March 2012

Does America Hate Children?

Does America hate children? I’ve been wanting to see that question in print for a long time, but when I pitched it to an editor recently, my idea was rejected on the grounds that we could just as easily point … Continue reading

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Men Have Sex too, Redux

I’m making people mad again. I really hadn’t planned to publish another column on the great 2012 birth control debate, having just published one for here. But the Republican party is the gift that just keeps on giving this election cycle, … Continue reading

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Ohio School Shootings: Are Parents to Blame?

This post was originally published at  School shootings are in the news again. An Ohio teenager opened fire on five classmates, killing three students and injuring two others (see raw video from scene at Chardon High School). In Seattle, the 9-year-old … Continue reading

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Come back to me, Atticus

Come back to me, Atticus I like romances, real and imagined. Two decades ago, on my wedding day, my husband offered a proposal that still makes my heart sing. “We only have one life to lead,” he told me, “so … Continue reading

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Don’t call me a den mother!

I’m not a den mother! That’s what Nightline called me last year when I was on TV sounding off about Tiger Mom. Now, I don’t expect the Nightine producers to understand Harvard’s crazy, arcane nomenclature; I’ve actually hired “house elves” … Continue reading

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