Monthly Archives: May 2013

Who Doesn’t Like Oprah?

I love Oprah! I do. I love her embrace of education and teachers. I love her books. I’m pretty sure I love her philanthropy, though I don’t know much about its effectiveness. I also have a subscription to her magazine. … Continue reading

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Are The Boy Scouts Knuckling Under?

I can always count on the anti-homosexual crowd to boost my numbers. Thanks, guys! You Christians really come out for the gays. My piece at TIME.com was the second-most emailed earlier this morning, I’m proud to report. But, perplexingly, I haven’t … Continue reading

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What the Boy Scouts Can Learn From the Girl Scouts

Here’s my take on the Boy Scouts drama here, at TIME.com: After months of delay, Boys Scouts of America (BSA) is finally voting today to overturn its ban on “openly gay” scouts (though not scout leaders—those are still verboten.) The BSA has defended its … Continue reading

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Angelina and Our Altered States

My TIME.com post today on… what else? Angelina Jolie’s disclosure of her recent preventive double mastectomy and breast reconstruction was rightly hailed as a sensible public health message to women “living under the shadow of cancer.” But the gesture may … Continue reading

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How To Reduce Sports-Related Violence: Make Teens the Referees

My TIME.com post today on how we can better foster responsibility in teens (and reduce violence at high school sports events): put the kids in charge. Here’s my case: It’s often said that team sports serve as a proxy for actual violence. … Continue reading

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