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Biden vs. Bork, 1988: Democrats Smear a SCOTUS Nominee

Editor’s note: this article originally appeared in the May 1988 print edition of Crisis. It has been edited for brevity. Many people have asked me what it was like to live through the nomination and hearings of my husband, Robert Bork. I usually answer that it was like being besieged in a battle where the reinforcements [...]

Abortion: A Choice Like No Other

The June 21 decision by an English Court of Protection judge to order a Nigerian woman, in the fifth month of pregnancy, to have an abortion against her own and her family’s wills, stirred criticism. A three-judge Court of Appeal overturned the decision June 24. Apart from the barbarism of forced abortion—hitherto the preference of totalitarian [...]

The End of Homeopathy?

If you're at all familiar with alternative medicine, you've heard of homeopathy. The system was first developed in the late 18th century, and served -- at least for a time -- as a chief competitor to what is now mainstream Western medicine. Unfortunately for proponents of the system -- and I'm married to one -- [...]

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