EDITORIAL: A private matter on display
Following the arguments generated by legalized abortion leave many people in this generation walking away from the issue with a sense of confusion.
EDITORIAL: Drug policy sensible, needed
Cullman City School officials’ decision to slow plans for implementing a student drug testing program was reached after a series of public input meetings.
Commentary: Why your Facebook friends are so gullible
These stories aren't real. They're the work of the New Yorker's not-particularly-funny online satirist Andy Borowitz, but many people, not just your gullible Facebook friends, invariably believe them. Sometimes the official state news agencies of global superpowers believe them.
COMMENTARY: 8 sly code words and why politicians love them
When Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., talked about a "real culture problem" in "our inner cities in particular" last week, he wasn't the first American politician to be slammed for using racially coded language to get a point across.
OPINION: Who belongs in the delivery room?
Should a father be allowed in the delivery room for the birth of his child, over the mother's objections? A New Jersey judge said no last November, in a ruling that was released in writing earlier this week.
Sex isn't the political killer it used to be
Former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford survived trying to cover up his infidelity with a tall tale about hiking the Appalachian Trail and returned to Congress. Bill Clinton, who was impeached for his transgressions, left office with a 68 percent approval rating, and his wife is the leading candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination.
SLATE COMMENTARY: Should Detroit be allowed to issue its own visas to immigrants?
Under the plan, immigrants coming to the U.S. under visas aimed at those with "advanced degrees or exceptional abilities in science, business or the arts" would be "required to live and work in Detroit, a city that has fallen to 700,000 residents from 1.8 million in the 1950s."
COMMENTARY: Rules for babies in restaurants
"Maybe Don't Bring Your Baby to a 3-Star Restaurant," Jezebel suggests, in response to a kerfuffle over a Chicago couple bringing their 8-month-old to the ultraexclusive restaurant Alinea because their babysitter canceled.
COMMENTARY: Workout Wear Friday? No sweat, boss!
People in fitness gear are more likely to exercise — or at least to think about it. So let's get everyone in comfortable, moisture-wicking outfits once a week to demonstrate our commitment to physical activity.
Commentary: Should we lower the age of consent to protect teen?
Concern over running afoul of the law prevents sexually active teenagers from seeking help from adults when they need it, Ashton said.
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