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The primary purpose of sex is not procreation—sex is an end in itself. . . . We are not mere animals, and it’s absurd to treat our sex lives as if we were.
“You can’t handle the truth!” That’s the federal government’s latest message to Americans seeking to learn the content of their own DNA. Recent advances in biotechnology have allowed private companies to offer affordable genetic testing directly to consumers, to help them determine their risks of developing problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and various forms [...]
Countless voices are claiming medical care is a right. Is it? Throughout the health care debate, Republicans and Democrats have argued over many points, such as which kinds of reforms would most effectively give all Americans access to health care and how much we should be willing to spend on such programs. Very few, however, [...]
“It will be hard,” President Barack Obama acknowledged in a speech earlier this year to Congress. But he added, “Let there be no doubt: health care reform cannot wait, it must not wait, and it will not wait another year.” Some years before, then-President George W. Bush said, “…We reached an agreement to reduce pollution [...]