In this photo taken Wednesday, May 3, 2017, Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino grazes at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Laikipia county in Kenya. Sudan has died after "age-related complications" researchers announced Tuesday, saying he "stole the heart of many with his dignity and strength." (AP Photo)

What the death of a white rhino really tells us

By Jill Filipovic
Sudan, the last male northern white rhino in the world, avoided meeting his end at the hands of poachers, but his need for armed protection in itself was an important reminder, writes Jill Filipovic

Doctors have a duty not to make the opioid crisis worse

By Robert Klitzman
Physicians are supposed to follow a moral code -- to dedicate themselves first and foremost to their patients' well-being, and to avoid harm to patients -- but the disastrous overprescription of opioids raises disturbing questions, writes Robert Klitzman
SKOKIE, IL - APRIL 19:  Neo-Nazi protestors organized by the National Socialist Movement demonstrate near where the grand opening ceremonies were held for the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center April 19, 2009 in Skokie, Illinois. About 20 protestors greeted those who left the event with white power salutes and chants.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

I tweeted about diversity and got hammered by haters

By David Rothkopf
Late last week, I saw a tweet about the Census Bureau's conclusion that by 2045, groups once thought of as minorities would make up the majority of the US population. I thought it was a data point, well-known to most, that was worth repeating.

In the March for Our Lives, don't forget Trayvon Martin

By Jonathan Soros
Students of all ages last week joined their courageous and eloquent peers from Parkland, Florida in protest. They are showing us that the damage from school shootings is not only the tragic loss of young lives, but also the pervasive fear that exists in modern American schools, where "active shooter" drills embed terror the way that "duck and cover" once did.


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