Patrick Graham

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Why God Will Not Die

Science keeps revealing how much we don't, perhaps can't, know. Yet humans seek closure, which should make religious pluralists of us all.<p>In a bookstore 40 years ago, having fallen away from the Roman Catholicism of my youth and young adulthood without adopting any replacement for it or resolving …

Transcript of "Toward a new understanding of mental illness"

Today, thanks to better early detection, there are 63% fewer deaths from heart disease than there were just a few decades ago. Thomas Insel, the …

Mental Health

Letter from Afghanistan: A Gathering Menace

Traveling with U.S. troops gives insights into the recent massacre<p>By Neil Shea<p>March 1, 2012<p>The soldiers around me were barely visible, but I could …

Them | Lewis H. Lapham

<i>All good people agree,<br>And all good people say,<br>All nice people, like Us, are We<br>And everyone else is They:<br>But if you cross over the sea,<br>Instead of over</i> …

British Museum

The Case Against Torture | Op-Docs | The New York Times

The American Room

Behind the nation’s closed doors, with YouTube.<p>The first time I noticed the room was in the <i>Numa Numa</i> video of 2004, circulated pre-YouTube, in which …

Cape Cod

The Pawn King

When banks close their doors, customers bring their valuables to Mike Criscio. Are pawnshops exploiting the poor or saving those hit hardest by the recession?<p>People hock their electronics, their tools, and their appliances (in that order). But the first thing they pawn is their gold.<p>If you bring a …

The Tragedy of the American Military

The American public and its political leadership will do anything for the military except take it seriously. The result is a chickenhawk nation in which careless spending and strategic folly combine to lure America into endless wars it can’t win.<p>In mid-September, while President Obama was fending …

The Return

The traumatized veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>The way it worked was that they joined the Army because they were starry-eyed or heartbroken or maybe just out of work, and then they were assigned to be in the infantry rather than to something with better odds, like finance or public affairs, and …

Why I love a country that once betrayed me | George Takei

Medical Marijuana: Parents of Kids with Epilepsy Search for Cure

<b>When you’re driving across the country with a stash of marijuana in your trunk, you follow the speed limit.</b> You signal when changing lanes. You might …

Cannabis