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Can The Left Get It Right?

Michael Shellenberger On Why Liberals Need To Abandon Complaint-Based Activism

I think voters feel that if they were to have dinner with Kerry, Kerry would judge them on how smart they are, whereas if they were to have dinner with Bush, he would judge them on their values.

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Prayer Wheel

A few days after our mother entered the hospital, my brother and I left for summer camp. Our mother, who could still sit up in bed, wanted us to go, and our father did too. We’d been looking forward all summer to sleeping in tents under the stars, rappelling down the sides of cliffs, and hiking along streams. Our mother had already written our names in indelible black marker on our underwear, socks, and T-shirts. We had to go.

The Shed Skin

The cold January day I was diagnosed with cancer, I was told it would be a good idea to keep a journal.

I don’t keep journals, I thought, but I nodded because I’m polite, and because I didn’t have the mental energy to object. I wanted to tell my surgeon I’ve tried to keep a journal, but when my writing becomes personal, I imagine the embarrassment of someone finding and reading it, and I stop. But I don’t tell this to the surgeon or the nurses who have gathered. I just continue to nod and wonder why no one has noticed that I’m sliding to the floor.

Peep Show

I understand that sex should be peaceful and good and loving, but what about the things that turn m…

Readers Write


I knew something was up when my father demanded the tape measure from my mother’s sewing basket and began to measure my chest, waist, inseam, and neck. Surely he couldn’t be preparing to sew me a suit.

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Sy Safransky's Notebook

February 2005

I can pretend that adoring Norma is the same as loving her — until she does something that isn't so adorable. Then I'm reminded it's an illusion I adore. Do I adore the illusion more than I love Norma?

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“It’s true that I’ve driven through a number of red lights. But on the other hand, I’ve stopped at a lot of green ones I’ve never gotten credit for.”

Glenn Gould

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