Andrew Goldsmith

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“Clinton Cash” Attacks Could End Up Aiding Hillary

On Monday night, Sean Hannity opened his show on Fox News by claiming that new developments had emerged that could derail Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign. He was referring to the revelation, in the <i>Times,</i> that an upcoming book, “Clinton Cash,” by Peter Schweizer, a conservative speechwriter …

What Good Is 'Raising Awareness?'

Just being educated about diseases isn't enough to make people healthier.<p>In 2010, a strange meme spread across Facebook. People’s feeds were suddenly filled with one-word statuses saying the name of a color, nothing more. And most of these posts were from women.<p>The women had received messages from …

Public Health

Why Women Choose Not to Have Children

As detailed in essays by 16 different writers, both male and female: because they don't want to, and because not wanting to is perfectly reasonable<p>Pope Francis is widely believed to be a cool Pope—a huggable, Upworthyish, meme-ready, self-deprecating leader for a new generation of worshippers. “He …

Pope Francis

The Death Penalty Deserves the Death Penalty

At the end of this month, the Supreme Court will reckon with execution by lethal injection in Glossip v. Gross, the case of Oklahoma death-row inmates who are challenging the three-drug protocol that the state has chosen to carry out death sentences.<p>In the history of capital punishment in America, …

Death Row

The Age of Never-Ending Internet Chats

What happens when running dialogue with a friend who’s always online replaces solo reflection?<p>A few years ago, I moved across the country from my friend Phoebe. I missed her a lot—but it helped that I was talking to her on Gchat multiple times a day.<p>Instant messaging turned out to offer each of us …

America Will Miss Obama When He's Gone

Obama may be a polarizing figure right now, but he'll be immensely popular once he leaves office.<p><i>It’s 2018, and Barack Obama leans toward the computer in his Chicago townhouse and punches in the title of his memoir. He enjoys the silence and the solitude. It’s been over a decade since he had time</i> …

Should Teachers Be Allowed to Touch Students?

Sheltering children from physical contact deprives educators of an important instructional tool and students of an essential learning experience.<p>Touch has been an important part of my teaching for the past decade. When I was working as a middle-school teacher, I used touch on a daily basis to both …