Daniel Drezner (Tufts): Public Intellectuals 2.0. Testosterone is not to blame: Why Hillary Clinton's loss has nothing to do with sexism. End of Empire? This could be the beginning of the end for the world's last superpower. Michael Hirsh on an unnatural disaster: America bears much of the blame for its waning global clout. Send in the latrines: Human excrement is a weapon of mass destruction, transferring diseases such as cholera, meningitis and typhoid. Why are so many Iraq vets committing suicide? And why isn't the Pentagon doing anything to help? Hans Kung on a key ethical question for George Bush's successor: Should a president lie? An excerpt from The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder by Vincent Bugliosi. What’s so scary about evolution? For both Left and Right, a lot. Teaching evolution: Legal victories aren't enough. Why the California Supreme Court did more than legalize gay marriage. Norman Levitt reviews John Alan Paulos’ Irreligion. From Doublethink, kid speechwriters: The Beltway’s best and brightest never stop working — and never take credit; from escort to White House correspondent, the self-styled “Voice of the New Media” Jeff Gannon abides; why a small band of upstart filmmakers is spending six figures on a short film no one will see; how the tale of a girl who bears a shockingly located set of fangs upends the revenge-film formula; and don’t free Hawaii!

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