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The dynamic between abusive coaches and players is similar to that between abusive husbands and their wives.

Last week, Emily Bazelon made the case here at <b>Slate</b> that the outcry against—and subsequent firing of—abusive Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice …

A Gun-Control Compromise, and the Power of Shame

After today, let it not be said that shame cannot be a powerful force in American politics. Wednesday morning, Senators Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, and Pat Toomey, Republican of Pennsylvania—both strongly pro-gun, both with long records of support from the N.R.A.—announced that they …

The Economic Case For and Against Thatcherism

As I hope I made clear in my post on Monday, I’m willing to give the old devil her due. But let’s not get carried away. “Margaret Thatcher had more impact on the world than any woman ruler since Catherine the Great of Russia,” Paul Johnson wrote in the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. In the <i>Times</i>, David Brooks, …

Hannibal - Episode 1 Review

<i>John Lucking reviews the first episode of Hannibal….</i><p>The Brett Ratner directed <b>Red Dragon</b> opens with Edward Norton’s profiler Will Graham realising …