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Several years ago, a woman I had been treating for an anxiety disorder disclosed to me that her supervisor had raped her 10 years earlier. When I asked why she was only now speaking of the rape, she said she always knew she had been raped but the details had been hazy. She had a tough time putting into words what happened that day. Vivid memories of the rape were coming back to her, she said, ...

Here are three things that happened on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020. On Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., an impeachment trial was going on. It was aimed at determining whether the president of the United States is guilty of abusing the power of his office and obstructing a congressional investigation. A short walk away from the impeachment fight, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists staged a news ...

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday can reliably be counted on for two phenomena: an outpouring of commitment to the ideal of nonviolent social change and a "revelation" that Dr. King was a Republican. That last point also reliably draws groans and exaggerated eye-rolling from those of us who say, "And your point is ...?" King himself was publicly nonpartisan but very laudatory of the ...

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Separated by just 60 miles along the Interstate 10, Los Angeles and San Bernardino feel worlds apart. The former boasts some of the richest urban developments and residential pockets in the nation. The latter - a "broken city," as this newspaper put it in 2015 - struggled through five years of bankruptcy and municipal dysfunction. But their roles in this California tale of two cities were once ...

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While there is universal agreement among members of a free society that everyone deserves a dignified life, the right to a dignified death is not yet guaranteed for every Maryland citizen. That might be about to change - as it should. The central dilemma for dying people is that, in spite of the loftiest intentions, the most sophisticated medical treatments and a range of strategies to ...

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