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- Feb 6 20172 minutes
Life Behind Bars
It was a trial that riveted the nation. Now, more than 2 decades after being convicted for murdering their wealthy parents, Lyle and Erik Menendez search for ‘meaning beyond the tragedy’
- Dec 9 20163 minutes
Online 'Sextortion' Is On The Rise
Sextortionists are hacking accounts and threatening blackmail victims for more.
- Jan 12 20173 minutes
The Revolt of Working Parents
Mothers—and some fathers—are increasingly suing employers for discriminating against working parents. They are succeeding.
- Jan 30 20175 minutes
What Trump's Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn't Do
The Trump administration appears to have reversed the ban on green-card holders from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
- Jun 27 20162 minutes
On Campuses, ‘Party Culture’ No Longer Excuses Rape
EARLIER THIS MONTH, BROCK ALLEN Turner, the ex–Stanford swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman behind a fraternity dumpster, received two sentences. The first, from the Santa Clara County Superior Court, was light: six months i
- Jan 30 20173 minutes
Is President Trump’s Immigration Order a 'Muslim Ban'?
Imagine the following scenario.A new presidential administration announces that “political turmoil and terrorism” in the Middle East requires new immigration rules.From now on, visitors, immigrants and refugees from Israel will not be admitted.With o
- Oct 3 20162 minutes
Don’t Pardon Edward Snowden
He performed a service by revealing NSA methods but should still face a jury
- Feb 13 20171 minute
Guns For The Mentally Incompetent
The National Rifle Association wants payback for its political support
- Feb 13 20172 minutes
How Family Ties Keep You Going, In Sickness And In Health
EXPERTS HAVE LONG KNOWN THAT PEOPLE WITH strong social networks tend to eat healthier, exercise more and even live longer. Now they’re developing a more nuanced understanding of why. Scientists used to think that having another person around helped s
- Feb 6 20171 minute
Will Turkey Vote To Give Erdogan Even More Power?
JARED MALSIN /ISTANBUL TURKEY’S PRESIDENT RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN already enjoys almost unchecked power, after surviving an attempted military coup in July 2016 and carrying out a vast clampdown on his opponents. Now the Turkish public is set to vote i
- Feb 3 20173 minutes
Milo Yiannopoulos Tested Progressives—and They Failed
Conservative students have the right to bring obnoxious bigots to speak on campus and other students have a right to protest. But controversial speakers should be allowed to speak.
- Feb 6 20173 minutes
A Skin-Care Ad Tackles Social Taboos In China
P&G’s facial cream ad targets single women past their mid-20s | “This campaign has … generated extremely positive sentiment”
- Jun 13 201612 minutes
How to Stay Married
Staying married is more challenging than ever. But new data says it’s worth it
- Nov 21 20161 minute
Their Divorce Battle Heats Up
SINCE ANGELINA JOLIE FILED FOR DIVORCE on Sept. 19 and requested sole physical custody of the couple’s six children, Brad Pitt’s interactions with their kids have been limited. Locked in divorce negotiations with Jolie, Pitt, 52, has only been able t
- Jan 26 20173 minutes
Chicago's Police Aren't 'Overly Politically Correct'
President Trump’s assumption that law-enforcement officers in Chicago are too restrained gets the city’s challenges precisely backward.
- Feb 16 20173 minutes
How Single Women Are Changing Society: Thinking out of the nuclear family box.
Bella DePaulo never fantasized about a dream wedding or being a bridesmaid. Instead, she saw herself as “single at heart,” pursuing intellectual refinement, friendship, and solitude as a young psychologist. Still, she had internalized the popular ide
- Jan 10 20176 minutes
In Germany, Parents Can Sue the Government for Failing to Provide Child Care
A judge has ruled that mothers and fathers can try to recover wages they lost from staying home to take care of their kids.
- Jan 29 20172 minutes
The Legal Battle Over Trump's Muslim Immigration Order
Despite a flurry of court injunctions, the status of specific provisions remained unclear on Sunday.
- Feb 22 20173 minutes
The Federal Government’s Reversal: Let the States Deal With Transgender Kids
The Departments of Education and Justice released revised guidelines on how schools should handle gender-identity issues.
- Jan 26 20173 minutes
The End of the American Century
The country’s role as a global model and guarantor of freedom and rule of law is being brought to an end by Trump.
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
Sex on Tap
Emily Witt went to San Francisco to see if internet culture had ruined love.
- Feb 1 20171 minute
How To Use Intellectual Property
DO IT YOURSELF. The main purpose of an agreement to license intellectual property is to give entrepreneur-licensees permission to do what they want and need with that property. The risk is that if you’re not knowledgeable enough to build appropriate
- Dec 19 20165 minutes
Having It All—and Hating It
Some women prioritize career. Others prioritize their kids. It's those who try to juggle both who often feel they aren’t succeeding at either.
- Feb 10 20176 minutes
Trump Tried to Intimidate the Judges Over His Ban, and He Failed
Presidents have thought before that they could roll those wimpy-looking nerds with their gavels and robes. It usually doesn’t work out all that well.
- Dec 19 20167 minutes
When Women Choose Children Over a Career
“I went to a job interview after my first daughter was born and cried the whole way home.”
- Jan 18 20173 minutes
In Defense of the Chelsea Manning Commutation
Those who worry that it undermines state secrets would do better to start addressing the core reasons that the classification system is losing legitimacy.
- Feb 3 20175 minutes
How Trump Is Changing Immigration Enforcement
The president’s directive on immigration might resemble the record deportations of Obama’s first term—but without the corresponding push for legalization.
- Jan 3 20175 minutes
Obama Leaves the Constitution Weaker Than He Found It
Even for those like me who admire the 44th president, the constitutional record is disturbingly mixed.
- May 1 20133 minutes
The Ethics Coach on Pirating Software, Copycat Designing and More
This month we tackle thorny questions about pirates, extreme imitation and angry creditors.
- Feb 5 20175 minutes
When Your Judge Isn't A Lawyer
In some states, justices of the peace don’t need a law degree to sentence defendants to prison.