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Is 75 the Perfect Age to Die?

Rabbi Evan Moffic | Posted 10.07.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Evan Moffic

Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the well-known bioethicist and brother of the mayor of my town, argued recently in an essay in the Atlantic Monthly that 75 is the perfect age to die. After that, he said, most people have little to contribute to society and are a burden rather than a benefit. I can think of few less-Jewish ideas than this. It is not only heartless but wrong.

Should I Allow My Son to Join a Fraternity?

John McCormick | Posted 05.21.2014 | Parents
John McCormick

My teenage son has begun looking at colleges. Recently, while we were looking at admissions brochures over breakfast, he asked me how I'd feel if he joined a fraternity.

Fraternities Exposé -- Alcohol, Assault and Lawyering Up

Nancy Doyle Palmer | Posted 04.22.2014 | Media
Nancy Doyle Palmer

In her cover story for the March issue of The Atlantic, Caitlin Flanagan takes on one of the most heavily fortressed bastions of the American male -- the college fraternity -- and most assuredly scores some direct hits.

To The Atlantic: Don't Let Conservation Finance Go The Way Of Obamacare And Climate Science

Forest Trends | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Forest Trends

The American Tea Party hates Obamacare. They hate it with a visceral passion because it's a government program that may - just may - succeed where the...

Another Take on Millennials and Vocations

Daniel P. Horan, OFM | Posted 10.19.2013 | Religion
Daniel P. Horan, OFM

While it is true that the numbers of those entering religious life or diocesan formation does not rival the numbers of those entering fields of accounting, medicine, or law, that some Millennials are choosing to respond to "a call" to religious life is hardly defiance of projected clichés.

The Atlantic Takes Down Paid Scientology Article After Backlash

Tony Ortega | Posted 03.17.2013 | Media
Tony Ortega

The Atlantic is a venerated magazine, which has been celebrated for the way it has made use of the Internet probably better than any highbrow publication. But taking paid puff pieces from Scientology? This innovation is resulting in a big backlash.

Detroit: Start-Up Dreams And Dark Euphoria

The Atlantic | Posted 09.23.2012 | Detroit

Where I live in the Bay Area, there's a certain glamour to Detroit. It's the heart of what Bruce Sterling termed "dark euphoria." "Dark Euphoria is wh...

Enough About "Having It All"!

Suzanne Braun Levine | Posted 09.25.2012 | Fifty
Suzanne Braun Levine

All we want; all we are entitled to; all any citizen -- woman or man -- of any age can expect from society is the opportunity to explore their own potential to contribute to the world they live in -- and the prospect of Having Enough.

I Can't Have it All, But I'll Make Do with What I Can Get

JJ Keith | Posted 08.28.2012 | Parents
JJ Keith

I didn't get to choose my side in the "mommy wars," and I hope that my students and my children don't have to. While I can't have it all, I'll make do with what I can get.

Yes, We Can Have It All -- Here's What It Takes

Anya Kamenetz | Posted 08.25.2012 | Parents
Anya Kamenetz

I do have it all, and I'm proud, happy and grateful for it. I'm going to keep working like hell to keep it all. And I'm not going to apologize for that.

Move Over, Sheryl Sandberg, There's a New Working Mom in Town

Joanne Bamberger | Posted 08.22.2012 | Parents
Joanne Bamberger

Not so long ago, Sheryl Sandberg announced to all working mothers in America than if she can have it all, then so can they! It's easy-peasy!

Atlantic Monthly Gets It All Wrong About Home Birth

Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE | Posted 05.19.2012 | Parents
Meredith Fein Lichtenberg, CCE

What if the patient had been his hospital birth patient from the start, and had had this exact same labor?

My Secret to Raising SAT Scores

Meg Campbell | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education
Meg Campbell

My secret advice to raising SAT scores is to read the New Yorker magazine weekly -- or another magazine that is a reach to read because it's written for adults, not teens.

Interview: Critic Robert Campbell

J. Michael Welton | Posted 06.21.2011 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Robert Campbell is both fearless and sensitive enough to write and publish poetry.

The Atlantic Becomes Profitable

nytimes.com | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Atlantic, the intellectual's monthly that always seemed more comfortable as an academic exercise than a business, is on track to turn a tidy profi...

Reflections on the Army, Torture and General Sanchez

Amnesty International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amnesty International

By Geneve Mantri, Government Relations Director, for Terrorism and Counterterrorism and Human Rights It is a cold and icy morning in DC and as I slip...

Duke v. The Atlantic Monthly: Student Calls Recent Article A 'Hit Piece'

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Writer Caitlin Flanagan recently took Duke University to task in the Atlantic Monthly -- and now Duke students are fighting back. The 5,000-odd word ...

Kids Plus Computers Equals the Perfect Match

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Holly Robinson

There is an infinite amount of knowledge. Why not soak it up as fast as you can, in a community of online learners, game players, and musicians?

Fidel's Words Continue to Echo... Bitterly

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

A relic of crumbling Soviet era architecture along the Malecon, Havana's waterfront boulevard and seawall Exclusive to Huffington Post Rarely does a...

Does Obama Love Lil Wayne Or What?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Groner

During a much-discussed Rolling Stone interview, President Obama was asked what's on his iPod. He named artists and bands that reflect an eclectic mix...

Fidel Castro Joins the Opposition

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

To see Fidel Castro acknowledge the failure of "his" political model, makes me feel like I'm watching a scene where an actor gesticulates and raises his voice so that the public won't look away.

America's Choice: Leave a Legacy of Hell or Bequeath Clean Air

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Labor unions are pressing for passage of policies like a Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) and comprehensive climate-change legislation that would promote transition to a clean-energy economy.

Saving States From Terrorists (or, Stand with Westphalia)

Mike Signer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mike Signer

As we enter a shiny new decade, we should embrace a cozy and decidedly pre-modern tradition: the system of sovereign states that has served us well since the 17th century.

Gore Vidal Knocks Obama, Says "Anti-Semitism" Got "Poor Polanski"

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

To mark the recent publication of Gore Vidal's memoir, Snapshots in History's Glare, The Atlantic's John Meroney interviewed the American literary and...

What Really Makes Us Happy And Healthy

Dr. Ali Binazir | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Ali Binazir

A few days ago I came across a fantastic article by Joshua Wolf Shenk in the Atlantic Monthly on the Grant Study, the longest longitudinal study of happiness ever conducted.