Top 20 Most Popular

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Of the 400+ articles and recordings by Valerie Tarico collected here, these  20 are among the most popular. The articles in this short list have appeared at a variety of online news and opinion sites, together receiving over 2 million views and tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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Fighting Zika with Zika – Should Couples Who Want Healthy Babies Deliberately Expose Themselves to Zika Virus?

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For a woman who wants to safeguard against fetal brain damage from Zika, the surest protection may be a Zika infection that begins and ends prior to pregnancy—but questions remain about some adult risks.  Months ago, CDC epidemiologists predicted that the Zika virus … Continue reading

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Liberalism’s Great Challenge: How Can We Critique Ideas while Protecting People?

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Secular and reformist Muslims plead that we learn to tell the difference between analyzing ideas and attacking people. When Islam is at question, members of the American Left and Right race into opposite corners. After the Orlando nightclub massacre, to … Continue reading

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No Guns Allowed at GOP Convention

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Do “Libtard policies” put good guys—stripped of their guns–at risk. Or don’t they?   If the only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun—or better yet, lots of good guys … Continue reading

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Washington Wins Decade-Long Fight to Prevent Pharmacies from Denying Care—An Interview with Lisa M. Stone of Legal Voice

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The Supreme Court’s Stormans ruling is a big deal.  Here’s why. In June, bogus science and “religious freedom” claims—two of the Religious Right’s most powerful tools—got whomped by the Supreme Court in two separate cases, Whole Woman’s Health vs Hellerstadt … Continue reading

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Why Many Evangelicals Find Donald Trump Simply Irresistible

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Is it Trump’s god-complex or God’s Trump-complex?  Either way Trump and Jehovah have an awful lot in common. People have been scratching their heads about how so many “family values” American voters who claim to love Jesus can follow Donald Trump. What … Continue reading

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This Doctor Thinks We Should Be Talking About and Developing Better Birth Control for Guys

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Dr. Stephanie Page at the University of Washington talks about why male birth control matters. Everybody knows you can’t talk about women’s health without talking about birth control. But what about men’s health? Should birth control be high on that … Continue reading

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Stop Saying that Raped Women are Damaged for Life. Just Stop.

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Girls need to know that a sexual assault doesn’t have to mean a lifetime of suffering. As a mother of two daughters and as a psychologist who has experienced sexual assault, I find myself troubled by some of the language … Continue reading

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