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“When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” This line, from 1 Corinthians, still sums up how we tend...

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Spanking, or, as it’s formally known, “corporal punishment,” has been much in the news of late. Out on the presidential campaign trail there was Senator Ted Cruz’s revelation that If my daughter...

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As the crisis over the water in Flint, Michigan, rolls on, we’re learning more and more about the irresponsibility and callousness of officials and politicians in charge. The mix of austerity politics,...

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Bathroom safety has become the next battle for transgender students on college campuses across the nation. Often referred to as “bathroom desegregation,” calls for safer bathrooms have inspired “shit-ins”...

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At the conclusion of the recent International Summit on Human Gene Editing in Washington, DC, its organizing committee released a much-anticipated statement recommending how human genetic engineering...

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Should homeschool parents have complete control over the content and outcomes of their children’s education, with no external assessment or evaluation from the state? The Texas Supreme Court is exploring...

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Crossing disciplinary boundaries is unusual – and crucially important. In 1998, groundbreaking thinker and eminent biologist EO Wilson cautioned against scientific overspecialization, warning that thought...

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Students are protesting over racism across campuses in the United States. We asked Marshall Ganz, who dropped out of Harvard as an undergraduate to be an organizer in 1964 and now teaches organizing and...

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When Guiseppe Piazzi reported his observations of a minor planet in 1801, he originally thought it might be a comet. But follow-up observations by fellow astronomers suggested that Ceres was actually...

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In the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris, Baghdad and Beirut, our national discourse has been full of conversations about Muslims in civic life. Presidential candidates have offered up religious...