The pill has not been the blessing it was cracked up to be.
Seventy miles northwest of New York City is a hospital that looks like a prison, its drab brick buildings wrapped in layers of fencing and barbed wire.
It was Good Friday, 1859.
Seventy-five years ago last February, Sophie and Hans Scholl and their friend Christian Probst were executed by guillotine at Munich's Stadelheim Prison for high treason.
One of the benefits of a cold day was that it almost smothered the stench of destruction: parched and sodden beams torn out of homes, barns, mills, churches; human and animal waste in the alleys; death in the fields.
Blocking puberty is now healthcare?
Sigrid Undset, for my money, is the greatest woman novelist who ever lived.
For the politically correct, nothing is too large or too small to escape their puritanical attention.
To give readers the full picture of the consequences of using marijuana, here is a recent position paper from the American College of Pediatricians, based on the latest research.
"John," said the captain, "you're a fine soldier, and a young man of courage and honor. If you join our cause, I guarantee you an officer's commission."