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Point-Counter-Point: Is a Royal-Wedding-Watch Fun or Harmful to Little Girls?

Should a 4-year-old girl bombarded with princess mania watch the royal wedding? Two of our writers debate. 

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Arguing with Myself: Tastefulness, Censorship, and the Sex-Toy Demonstration

Was the now-infamous sex-toy demonstration at Northwestern a consensual experience among students on a college campus or a pointless display that left all sex ed open for attack? Maybe it was both.

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The Regressives’ Plan for Your Love Life: How Ross Douthat is 200 Years Out of Date

In a new op-ed, Ross Douthat argues that when it comes to premarital sex conservatives are optimists and the “jaded” views progressives have lead to a “self-fulfillng” prophecy of teen sex.  He couldn’t be more wrong. 

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What GOP Budget Cuts Mean for Kelly

I want to focus on one hypothetical woman, let’s call her Kelly, and look at how some of the proposed cuts will affect her if enacted, and, I promise, no more discussion of money for the rest of this piece.

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Ten Better Things To Do With $30,000 Than Hire Bristol Palin to Speak

Bristol Palin wants to be paid $30,000 to to talk about abstinence-until-marriage. Is it worth it? The answer is an unqualified and unmitigated “no.” Here are 10 other things to do with that money.

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Why Choice Is Important to Me: Alphabetically

Here are the reasons why choice is important to me. Alphabetically.

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Bridging the Language Gap on Rights, Literally and Figuratively

Rights advocates can forget that there is an entire world of potential allies out there we may be missing because we are not effectively communicating with them.

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We Don’t Need to Win the War on Science to Win the War for Comprehensive Sex Education

If we can distill our messages to our core principles, we can bypass the resistance the public has developed to science- and statistics-based arguments, and find which values and principles we share with them.

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