December 27, 2015 Archive December 2015

We have Lincoln wrong: Our greatest Lincoln historian explains his real Civil War motivations

"If you have a moral attachment to a way of eating, that’s a disordered behavior": How dieting culture, fat shaming and food porn shape our lives

My daughter's heroes could all be my mother: What my teenager is teaching me about growing old

Why I lie about my age: Surely it's OK to be sexual at any age, without being labeled a "puma" or a "cougar"

Confessions of a rabbi's wife: "I wanted to hide behind a husband and a wig"

Republicans shield these radical Islamists: Why the GOP field won't talk honestly about Saudi Arabia

We need a progressive debate on Islam: This is the right way to counter Donald Trump, and be honest about extremism

The game is completely rigged: The 1 percent has more than ever -- and the system is too broken to deal with it

Defined by their look: First ladies must set the right tone with their wardrobe -- is this too colorful for the age of ISIS?

"How accidentally a fate is made": Ed Tarkington on love and its complications, the toll of mental and physical illness -- and how dark episodes become the seeds of story

Odell Beckham and the NFL's fear of gay men: "Football is the most homophobic subculture this side of the Westboro Baptist Church"

Silence is no longer an option: Why the death of Jamar Clark in Minneapolis brought me off the sidelines

"All Muslim life in America is seen through the lens of terrorism"

America is complicit in a new Middle Eastern tragedy: Saudi Arabia is obliterating Yemen -- with our help

Maybe Jon Stewart can shame them: The right loves guns more than schoolkids

The GOP has become the party from George Orwell's nightmares

The corporate takeover of the Red Cross: How a former AT&T exec gutted America's most recognizable charity