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When the state abandons suicidal children, something has gone badly wrong

Because of Conservative cuts to NHS funding, young people having a mental health crisis are having to turn to charity. There’s simply no one else to help them<p>The first time you hear a 13-year-old say they want to die stays with you. I was a volunteer counsellor at Childline for a decade until a few …

Free Speech on Campus

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Our Best University President” (column, Oct. 21):<p>Bret Stephens credits the University of Chicago’s use of strict, just-say-no-to-trigger-warnings stance for its success. But equating warnings with “intellectual ‘safe spaces,’ ” as the university’s president does, isn’t what …

Rights & Freedoms

A turning point in war on sexual harassment

<b>(CNN) —</b> The perpetual battle to stop men sexually attacking, abusing and harassing women appears to have reached a turning point. But what are the chances that we will, indeed, score a lasting victory; that anything will truly change? After all, we've been here before, even recently, and nothing …


Cutting refugee admissions hurts Americans. Here’s how.

<i>Michael Chertoff, U.S. homeland security secretary from 2005 to 2009, is executive chairman of the Chertoff Group, a security and risk-management advisory firm.</i><p>President Trump will make another decision this month that will affect thousands of people: How many refugees will the United States admit …


Why DeVos’s position on campus sexual assault is flawed

<i>Diane L. Rosenfeld teaches at Harvard Law School, where she is director of the Gender Violence Program.</i><p>Education Secretary Betsy DeVos last week announced a retreat from the Education Department’s work to protect students from sexual assault. While demonstrating that she has given serious thought …

Health Care
Betsy DeVos