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Young people are having less sex. Who cares?

Mia Love wants the GOP to reach out to minority voters. The party is doing the opposite.

I’ve never had a student ask for a safe space. Here’s what they have asked for.

“In stepping forward, you took a huge risk”: Christine Blasey Ford honors Rachael Denhollander, who spoke up about Larry Nassar

Why women have better sex under socialism, according to an anthropologist

Video of police ripping a black child from his mom has sparked debate over NYPD practices

Kevin Hart’s Oscars controversy feeds the stereotype of the black homophobe

Trump’s labor secretary once helped a sex offender stay out of prison

White supremacist who drove into a Charlottesville crowd sentenced to life in prison

Why the Kevin Hart Oscars backlash was different from other recent public shamings

The Supreme Court’s surprising decision on Planned Parenthood, explained

Advent, explained

What’s left of affirmative action, explained

GOP Sen. Tim Scott: “Stop bringing candidates with questionable track records on race before the full Senate”

The sexual misconduct allegations against Neil deGrasse Tyson, explained

Tchiya Amet went public with allegations against Tyson in 2010. Why is her story only getting attention now?

How soon will CRISPR gene-edited babies come to the US?

I was a Sheryl Sandberg superfan. Then her “Lean In” advice failed me.

Report: how Les Moonves avoided consequences for sexual misconduct allegations for so long

A screening of the docuseries Surviving R. Kelly had be evacuated due to threats of violence

How the “Jewish American Princess” became America’s most complex Jewish stereotype

The (secular) gospel according to The Good Place

What does dying — and mourning — look like in a secular age?

Twenty-nine percent of Americans anticipate a secular funeral.

Law students pressure firms to stop banning sexual harassment suits

After a mall shooting, police killed the wrong person — and repeatedly changed their story

What George H.W. Bush’s presidency says about Trump and Kavanaugh

America’s sexist obsession with what women politicians wear, explained

Ever since women started holding political office, American men have been fixated on their clothes.

Fox and National Geographic are investigating Neil deGrasse Tyson after sexual misconduct allegations

George H.W. Bush’s “Willie Horton” ad will always be the reference point for dog-whistle racism

8 women say George H.W. Bush groped them. Their claims deserve to be remembered as we assess his legacy.

Amber Guyger has been indicted for murder after the Botham Jean shooting

The new lawsuit challenging Georgia’s entire elections system, explained

Baltimore is starkly segregated by race and class. A housing program is trying to change that. 

What the dip in US life expectancy is really about: inequality

California Democratic Party leader resigns amid sexual misconduct claims

An ad agency created a “smart dress” to prove women get groped at clubs

Why Hanukkah’s message of Jewish resilience matters so much after Pittsburgh

This new Les Moonves story is a case study in how the system works to protect powerful men

What Mark Wahlberg’s new movie Instant Family gets right and wrong about foster care

You’ve heard women make 80 cents to men’s dollar. A new report says it’s much worse.

Why racist politics appeals to white women, explained by American history