Melinda Gates’s Birth-Control Bombshell

She plans to use the Gates Foundation’s billions to revolutionize contraception worldwide. The Catholic right is pushing back. Is she ready for the political firestorm ahead?

The War On Texas Women

Reproductive rights are under attack. On the front lines of the latest battleground—and how Planned Parenthood is fighting back.

Let There Be Newt!

How the religious right is learning to love the adulterous, thrice-married former speaker.

Marry—or Else

Forced weddings and ‘honor’ killings are no longer just a developing-world issue. By Michelle Goldberg.

Interview: Tzipi Livni

As President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spar over a plan for the Middle East, Israel’s opposition leader talks about her country’s future and her own.

The Super Bowl of Sex Trafficking

While football fans are eagerly anticipating the Feb. 6 Super Bowl showdown in Dallas, some state officials are gearing up for the big game’s dark side: the surge in human trafficking that tends to accompany major sports and entertainment events. “What we’ve learned is that sexual trafficking, sexual exploitation of children in particular, is all about supply and demand,” says Ernie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. With more than 100,000 fans descending on Dallas, that demand is going to be great. There is a “looming potential explosion of human trafficking around the Super Bowl,” says Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is expecting hundreds of girls and women to be brought to the area.