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Medical Necessities: What's So Terrible About Rationing Health Care?new

I agree that the rich should pay more to support the health care of those who have less. But taxes won't cover it all. There will be rationing. Indeed, there should be rationing -- also known as rational choosing between interventions that are needed and those that are only wanted; those that justify the risks and costs and those that don't.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  12-09-2009  |  Commentary

Babying Bristol Palinnew

Since McCain lost, Bristol and Levi don't have to get married. But the Palins haven't moved out of Bristol's personal life — quite the opposite.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  06-02-2009  |  Sex

Purple Tunnel Stress Disordernew

Columnist Judith Levine was one of the unlucky purple ticket-holders who were locked out of the inauguration. But she's not bitter. Heh.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  02-09-2009  |  Commentary

Vermont's Commitment to Low-Income Kids is Being Testednew

Vermont can reduce violence to children. But the way to do so won't win any sexy headlines. The state can make kids safer from abuse by making them less poor.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  12-03-2008  |  Children & Families

In Obama's Slogan, 'Yes We Can,' the Operative Word is 'We'new

The fresh air that rushes in now is the conviction that personal responsibility is not antithetical to collective obligation -- realized ultimately in government -- and that personal reward comes not from getting mine but from creating ours.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  11-12-2008  |  Commentary

How Wall Street is Our Abusive Lovernew

We love the markets because, increasingly, we depend on them for comfort and security. We also love them because they promise romance: more and more, happily ever after. But they also keep us off balance, leaving us hungry -- and unsatisfied desire always feels like love.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  10-13-2008  |  Commentary

Sarah Palin: Just a 'Country' Girlnew

Palin's brand is an enduring one, reliable for selling everything from oil-guzzling pickup trucks to oatmeal cookies: rural, small-town America. But it is the unspoken backstory, at least as Palin and the GOP subtly tell it, that gives the brand its power. "Country" reads red, white and blue -- with the emphasis on white.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  09-12-2008  |  Commentary

Is Vermont's Anti-Sex-Offender Hysteria Really Helping Kids?new

Pretty soon, no penalty of a sex offender is considered cruel and unusual enough. When the Supreme Court ruled that capital punishment for the rape of a child is unconstitutional, both presidential candidates expressed disappointment in the decision.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  08-15-2008  |  Crime & Justice

What Will Post-Hillary Feminism Look Like?new

Here's my proposal: Feminists become for the Democrats and progressive politics what evangelical Christians have been for the Republicans and conservatism -- its demanding, uncompromising base.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  06-20-2008  |  Commentary

Confession: I'm Kind of Looking Forward to the Recessionnew

It isn't going to be pretty, as the lines at the food pantries grow. As we slide down the other side of Peak Oil, things will probably get worse before they get better. On the other hand, downturns have their upsides.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  05-27-2008  |  Commentary

Poli Psy: "Uncivil Disobedience," "Drowned Out," "Body Politic"new

AltWeeklies Award - Column-Political
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  04-21-2008  |  Media

The Age of Terror Meets Halloweennew

The fear managers stoke and manipulate our inchoate anxieties, directing attention to threats looming in the shadows and away from real and present dangers. This year, that real and present danger was lead poisoning.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  11-12-2007  |  Commentary

OK, I'll Say It: I Don't 'Support the Troops'new

That is, I don't support them qua troops. I support them as people, just as I support -- or rather, worry, grieve and rage on behalf of -- the Iraqis: as people caught in a senseless, fruitless, apparently endless bloodletting.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  10-10-2007  |  Commentary

History Happensnew

Americans can't prevent catastrophe, no matter how many bureaucratic security measures they create.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  06-25-2007  |  Commentary

Our Bodies, Ourselves, Againnew

In the coming fight for abortion, women must claim not just the autonomy of doctors or patients, but the liberty of women; we must defend not just our health but our lives.
Seven Days  |  Judith Levine  |  04-30-2007  |  Commentary

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