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The Importance of Economic Equality

What if there was a way to raise a population's life expectancy and reduce its rates of crime, suicide, teenage pregnancy and mental illness, among other...

Children Having Children

Before the baby came, her bedroom was a dimly lighted chapel dedicated to the idols of rock 'n' roll. Now the posters of Duran Duran and Ozzy Osbourne have been...

Teenage Fathers: The Missing-Father Myth

They are the forgotten partners. It is obvious but often overlooked: for every teenage mother there is a father, usually a teenager who finds himself treated as...

FIFTEEN CHEERS FOR ABSTINENCE

During the '50s, when there was no sex, the Jesuit retreat master would tell us, "Boys, sometimes you are going to find yourselves having what we call Impure...

Law: Stop The Student Presses

The Bill of Rights isn't stamped "for adults only." The U.S. Supreme Court has said as much in the past, acknowledging that public school students do not give up...

Living: To Grandma's House We Go

It is only a dream. In 1983 Duggan's son Terry and his wife split up. First they deposited their nine-month-old daughter with his mother; within the year, they...

A Letter From the Publisher: Aug. 8, 1988

This week's cover stories on the joys and perils of childhood today are the children of Boston Correspondent Melissa Ludtke. A former kid herself (in Amherst,...

Does Kitty Kelley Have the Goods on Oprah?

It's hard not to be fascinated by anything that's written about Oprah Winfrey. Kitty Kelley's latest unauthorized biography — a term she uses despite discomfort...

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