December 2012 Archive

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Scuds Over Syria: Is Assad Escalating The War?

By Stephen M. Walt: Forces loyal to beleaguered Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad have reportedly begun firing Scud missiles at rebel groups. The New York Times' Michael Gordon ...

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Family Isn’t Dead – It’s Getting Better

By Jill Filipovic: Are we living in a post-familial age? According to a new report, The Rise of Post-Familialism: Humanity's Future?, the answer is yes: the traditional family unit is slowly dying out as more people choose to forgo children and even marriage.

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Mark Bittman’s Smart Take on Kids and Pesticides

By Tom Philpott: Last week, I took Dr. Oz to task for painting organic foods as a luxury item that distracts working families from the important task of ...