When Republicans push good programs, we like to take notice. This is a great example. GOP Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa wants to establish an office in the IRS that will specifically go after sex traffickers -- to get them off the street and free their prey from lives of sexual slavery.
The number of rapes per capita has dropped by more that 85% since the 1970s, and reported rape decreased even with other violent crime on the rise, according to federal crime data. Some criminologists say these numbers might be a statistical mirage, but most are convinced that the numbers indicate a real decrease in sexual violence. Rape remains the most underreported of crimes.
Father Marcial Maciel Degollado, 86, is the most prominent priest yet to be disciplined for allegedly molesting young members of the Church. But because of his advanced age, he's getting only a slap on the wrist--a demand that he give up his ministry in favor of a quiet life of "prayer and penitence." Assuming the allegations are true, good riddance.
PT-141, a nasal spray that is perhaps the world's first legitimate aphrodisiac, may hit the market in under three years. The Observer wonders whether such a "sure thing" will trivialize the emotional aspect of relationships.