Leah Zilberman

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What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

They weren’t the first mass-shooting victims the Florida radiologist saw—but their wounds were radically different.<p>As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the …

I’m a sexual consent educator. Here’s what’s missing in the Aziz Ansari conversation.

How demanding female sexual pleasure makes us all better at understanding consent.<p>“How do you know what you want to say ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to in bed?”<p>The first time I heard the question, it caught me by surprise. I was talking with a student journalist about my first book, <i>Yes Means Yes: Visions of</i> …

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This week’s government shutdown showdown, explained

Congress is barreling toward a government shutdown deadline.<p>Barreling toward a government shutdown deadline, Congress left for the night Thursday without knowing how it would keep government by midnight on January 19.<p>The House voted to push the government shutdown deadline to February, but there …

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Government shutdown 2018: what we know so far

The government officially shut down Friday at midnight, but the House and Senate are still in session this weekend.<p>With the government shutdown finishing its second day on Sunday, the Senate will take the floor at noon on Monday to vote on whether or not to fund the government. Nevertheless, the …

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The Humiliation of Aziz Ansari

Allegations against the comedian are proof that women are angry, temporarily powerful—and very, very dangerous.<p>Sexual mores in the West have changed so rapidly over the past 100 years that by the time you reach 50, intimate accounts of commonplace sexual events of the young seem like science …

Racism has always driven U.S. policy toward Haiti

President Trump ignited an uproar when he referred to Haiti and African nations as “shithole countries” in a meeting last week. But as shocking as the remarks were, they shouldn’t have been surprising. Trump simply exposed the racist premise that has driven American policy toward Haiti for the …

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Teenage Feminism Decades before “Girl Power”

<i>*This post is part of our online forum on Student Activism</i>.<p>As civil disobedience in schools escalated in the postwar era, teenage girls began to …

Here's everything you need to know about blockchains, the ground-breaking tech that could be as disruptive as the internet

From a 'castle' full of bitcoin millionaires to the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, it's hard to escape the chatter about how some people are building their fortunes off the new world of cryptocurrencies. But behind those cryptocurrencies sits a technology called blockchains, which some people …

A New History of the Second World War

In 1936, Charles Lindbergh arrived in Berlin to inspect the Luftwaffe. The visit had been arranged by Truman Smith, an ingenious intelligence officer who knew that Herman Göring, the Nazi air marshal, would find the American aviator’s celebrity irresistible; Lindbergh flew to Berlin with his wife, …

The Banality of White Nationalism

The existence of extremists like Tony Hovater doesn’t require extraordinary explanations—they stand in a long American tradition.<p>In 1963, Air Force Captain Ed Dwight was assigned as the deputy for flight test at the bomber test group at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base outside of Dayton, Ohio. …

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Dog Poo, an Environmental Tragedy

When industrial fertilizer replaced dung heaps, its spoils helped fund the spread of plastics. An Object Lesson.<p>In 1915, William Carlos Williams published a poem about dog waste. When industrial fertilizer replaced dung heaps, its spoils helped fund the spread of plastics. “Pastoral” shuns rural …

Robert Mugabe's Inner Circle Implodes

Could a real plan to succeed Zimbabwe’s nonagenarian ruler emerge from his apparent ouster?<p>Robert Mugabe, the only head of state that Zimbabwe has ever known in its 37-year existence, is this morning under house arrest. Although the military insists that this is not a coup, it has all the hallmarks …

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Herbert Hoover Is the Model Republicans Need

The latest biography of the “father of new conservatism” finally conveys the full range of his accomplishments.<p>Never has the United States elected a more accomplished man to the presidency than Herbert Clark Hoover, whose organizational genius saved millions of lives from famine and destitution. …

The Ignorance of Mocking Mormonism

It’s precisely the beliefs of Latter-day Saints that critics dismiss as strange which produce the behaviors those same critics often applaud.<p>“What the Mormons do, seems to be excellent,” according to Charles Dickens’s 19th-century journal <i>Household Words</i>, “what they say, is mostly nonsense.”<p>Since …

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