COMMENTARY: Slate - The basketball bully
The firing Wednesday of Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice, for shoving players around, firing basketballs at them and screaming that they were "faggots" and "fairies," reflects universal condemnation.
COMMENTARY: Who's to blame for our politics? Don't ask
There is a classic "Doonesbury" cartoon, published soon after the Vietnam War ended, in which the antiwar activist Mark Slackmeyer is arguing with his pro-war father.
COMMENTARY: Healthful Logic Leads to Paid Sick Days
Ian Rizzio was a 24-year-old mechanical engineering student in Portland, Ore., managing a sandwich shop to pay his tuition. One day he woke up sick but went to work anyway, as he later testified to the Portland City Council.
COMMENTARY: Slate: Marry young
These days, young married couples are an anomaly.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In praise of Chester Freeman’s military service
Chester Freeman was a member to the local chapter of the Military Order of the Purple Heart.
COMMENTARY: The Perfect Time to Fix 20th-Century Roads and Bridges
Roads, bridges and the nation's other infrastructure steadily growing older and weaker. Given low interest rates and elevated unemployment, this is an ideal moment to invest in fixing them.
EDITORIAL: Gay Marriage Will Survive Whatever the Supreme Court Says
"What Do You Care What Other People Think?" is the title of a book by the late physicist Richard Feynman. If one of the most independent minds of the 20th century worried that he cared too much, then surely the nine justices of the Supreme Court must, too.
EDITORIAL: The Cyprus Mess
Could a full-blown European financial crisis begin in tiny Cyprus, with a population of just more than 1 million and a gross domestic product of only $23.6 billion?
EDITORIAL: A List of All the Things the NRA Opposes, Including Lists
The National Rifle Association appears to suffer from pinaciphobia: the fear of lists.
COMMENTARY: Five Myths About a Government Shutdown
President Barack Obama and Congress have until March 27 to reach a budget agreement to avert a government shutdown.
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