Dale Carpenter

Dale Carpenter, a professor at the University of Minnesota Law School, is the author of Flagrant Conduct: The Story of Lawrence v. Texas.

  • How Gay Sex Was Legalized

    In 1998, two sheriff's deputies walked into a Texas bedroom and found two men breaking a law against sodomy. The legal battle that followed made same-sex relationships legal in every state -- but not before causing a lot of drama at the Supreme Court.

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The Horrors of Rat Hole Mining

"The river was our source of water. Now, the people won't touch it."

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What's Your Favorite Slang Word?

From "swag" to "on fleek," tweens choose.

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Cryotherapy's Dubious Appeal

James Hamblin tries a questionable medical treatment.

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Confessions of Moms Around the World

In Europe, mothers get maternity leave, discounted daycare, and flexible working hours.

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How Do Trees Know When It's Spring?

The science behind beautiful seasonal blooming

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