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“Today’s event demonstrates the political and economic costs of Syria for Iran. Syria is a kind of flytrap for the Iranians. They’re just stuck to it.” ~CLIFF KUPCHAN, a risk analyst, on the lethal bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut, noting that Iran had stirred anger by supporting the …

Ethics: My Cheating Friend – NYTimes.com

I am a single woman in my mid-20s. I recently learned from my dear friend that she has developed a longtime pattern of cheating on her husband of five years. I understand cheating happens for various reasons — but if I remain friends with her, am I condoning her ongoing …

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“This is an extraordinarily unacceptably long period of time that exposes children in detention to greater risk of physical and mental abuse, especially if they are denied access to the protections guaranteed to them under international law.” — Jamil Dakwar, director of the American Civil Liberties Union’s human rights program, …

Smoking and obesity are both public health problems, but cigarettes are worse than fat. – Slate Magazine

Why are Americans more afraid of gaining weight than smoking cigarettes? Which is a more serious problem for America, smoking or overeating? According to a Gallup poll released this week, 67 percent of the nation’s adults think of cigarettes as an “extremely serious” or “very serious” social problem, compared with …