The Duke Lacrosse Scandal: How the first draft of history is often very wrong

July 18, 2014   ·   1 Comments


By Robert Chambers: Part of Duke’s problem in the twenty-first century is that its ambitions have far outgrown any semblance of the sleepy Southern school that even long ago already seemed to some to embody all...


Football: Our New Religion?

By Murray Polner: Not long ago, a keen and critical blogger (whose name I don’t know but published his take on the Internet), went after Times Op Ed columnist, Joe Nocera...


Nevermind: Headline of Correction for NYT Piece on Projected Cost of Dementia

By Dean Baker: The New York Times ran a front page piece warning readers that the cost of treating dementia is "soaring." The piece tells readers of the ...

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Can We Really “Cure” Autism?

By Hanna Rosin: Thursday morning’s New York Times points to an intriguing study ostensibly showing that some small percentage of people with autism can “outgrow” their symptoms.

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New York Times’ ‘Seinfeld-esque’ Sports Page Shows the Power of Nothing

By Sara Dickenson Quinn: The New York Times sports staff reminded us of that again with their cover “story” about this year’s Baseball Hall of Fame inductees — or lack, thereof.

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Lance Armstrong Doping Admission Could Be Coming Soon: REPORT

By AP: The New York Times reported Friday that Lance Armstrong, who has strongly denied the doping charges...


‘Survival of the Wrongest’

By David H. Freedman: In late 2011, in a nearly 6,000-word article in The New York Times Magazine, health writer Tara Parker-Pope laid out the scientific evidence ...

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New York Times prescription for “When the Doctor Is Not Needed”

By Kate Randall: In the latest installment of what its editors describe as a “continuing examination of ways to cut the costs of medical care while ...

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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 ...

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The New York Times Continues Its Campaign: Breast Cancer Screenings Cause More Harm Than Good

By Kate Randall: In an opinion piece in the November 21 edition of the New York Times, H. Gilbert Welch, M.D., M.P.H., writes that regular mammography screenings ...

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