A Doctor, But Whose?

Yuval Levin

This has been a summer of surgeon-general headaches for the Bush administration. In July, former surgeon general Richard Carmona, who…

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Beginning of the End?

Yuval Levin

Since it began almost a decade ago, the debate over embryonic-stem-cell research has been driven by two simple premises: embryonic…

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National Review Online / June 21, 2007

Real Stem-Cell News

Yuval Levin

The politics of stem cells are stuck in a repeating loop. This week, the House of Representatives will again take…

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The Hubris of Genetic Enhancement

Yuval Levin

The Case Against Perfection by Michael SandelHarvard University Press, 128 pages, $18.95 Debates about biotechnology tend to be about means….

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New York Sun / May 16, 2007

The Second Date

Yuval Levin

**A National Review Online Symposium** In an effort to put up with such a very long campaign season, many of…

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National Review Online / May 16, 2007

Loud and Clear

Yuval Levin

President Bush took the extraordinary step of preemptively issuing a veto threat against an entire category of potential legislative tactics…

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National Review Online / May 4, 2007

Republican Presidential Candidate Debate

Yuval Levin

In terms of the format and the moderators, this was easily the worst political debate I’ve ever seen. Too many…

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National Review Online / May 4, 2007

Missing the Point

Yuval Levin

In January, the House of Representatives passed a bill to overturn President Bush’s embryonic-stem-cell funding policy. Sponsored by Democrat Diana…

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National Review Online / April 9, 2007

A Middle Ground for Stem Cells

Yuval Levin

With each new round of argument, the ethical questions at the heart of the embryonic stem cell debate get buried…

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New York Times / January 19, 2007

Political Science on the Hill

Yuval Levin

“It is scandalous that eight years have passed since we have known about stem cell research and the potential to…

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An Unreal Debate

Yuval Levin

This week offers a perfect snapshot of the sorry state of the embryonic-stem-cell-research debate. On Monday, the newspapers were full…

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National Review Online / January 10, 2007

The Electoral Politics of Stem Cells

Yuval Levin

When President George W. Bush announced his embryonic stem cell funding policy in August 2001, it was greeted even by…

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The New Atlantis, Winter 2007 / January 1, 2007