Todd Zwillich

Takeaway Washington Correspondent

Todd Zwillich appears in the following:

Samsung Pushes Colossal Development in South Korea

Thursday, March 28, 2013

As the North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un continues to exercise his power, South Korea is pushing forward on another, business-related front. The country is home to the world's largest ...

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The Legal Implications of 'Performing Race'

Thursday, March 28, 2013

An employer may not judge an applicant by the color of his skin per say, but he or she may find more fault with a black applicant who fulfills certain stereotypes of African-Americans...

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Boston Clinic Offers Therapies to Halt Pubescent Development of Transgender Youth

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A clinic at Boston's Children Hospital provides hormone therapy to halt pubescent development among transgender youth, and they are among the first clinics the country to perform this treatment.

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Breaking World Records in Pakistan

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Pakistan has set 23 world records in the past year alone as part of an effort to boost national pride in a country associated with militancy and religious strife. 

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Reading the Tea Leaves on Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, March 28, 2013

After several days of arguments, the Supreme Court will now retreat to their respective quarters to decide the fate of Proposition 8, DOMA, and, potentially, the future of marriage as...

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Venture Capitalists Invest In Younger and Younger Entrepreneurs

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

The now-famous teenager Nick D'Aloisio, whose news reading app Summly was purchased by Yahoo for tens of millions of dollars, is now the latest in a stream of young tech entrepreneurs...

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Where in the Solar System Is Voyager 1?

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Last week, a new study alleged that Voyager 1 had burst through the heliosphere into interstellar space. NASA quickly shot down that explanation, explaining that the craft is still wi...

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Legacy and the Supremes: A Psychoanalytic Look at the Court

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Every judge claims impartiality, that he or she renders decisions based on the facts in the cast at hand, but Supreme Court justices are in a particular spotlight, both today and in terms of their historical legacy.

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Pro-Life Legislators Score a Victory in North Dakota

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple signed the nation's toughest abortion legislation into law yesterday despite the presence of protesters outside. The law bans abortion once a feta...

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The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dozens of Republicans have come out in support of same-sex marriage in the past few weeks. So what's the conservative case for gay marriage? Jeff Cook-McCormac, an advisor to a super ...

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Meet the Atheism Movement's Big Spender

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Atheism is a growing movement in America. Campaign ads encouraging humanism and free-thought are slowly becoming more prevalent, yet atheists remain one of the most disliked groups in...

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The Definition of Marriage Is Shifting in the U.S.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

It might surprise you to learn that today, 48 percent of first-time mothers are unmarried. This figure is not about a rise in teen pregnancy, though. It's about a different demographic shift.

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Same-Sex Marriage Goes to the Supreme Court

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Same-sex marriage has finally made it to the highest court in the country, as the Supreme Court considers two cases central to how marriage is defined at the state and federal levels....

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New Trial Ordered in Italy for Amanda Knox

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

A retrial has been ordered in Italy for Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, who were accused of the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher. Nina Burleigh, a columnist f...

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Should Doctors Be Compelled to Share Genetic Information with Patients?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Yesterday, The Takeaway discussed new guidelines from the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, recommendations that urge doctors to alert their patients of certain genet...

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What $12 Million In Anti-Gun Advertising Really Gets You

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

What sort of political change will $12 million in gun-control advertising actually buy you? New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who's financing a series of ads, will soon find out. 

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Americans Less and Less Interested in Gun Reform

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

For a period of time after December’s elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, Americans felt a collective sense of outrage, that something had to be done about gun violence in this country. Politicians promised stronger gun laws, and the public seemed to approve.

But just a few months later, it ...

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Managing Our (Digital) Legacies

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Willa Cather, a giant of 20th century American literature, expressly forbade the publication of her personal correspondence. But next month, an anthology of her letters, around 566 of...

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Some Republicans Changing Their Tune on Immigration

Thursday, March 21, 2013

For the G.O.P., the consensus view says immigration has been a particular blindspot, but perhaps not for much longer. There's been a palpable change in both position and tone. And direction of the travel this week has, some suggest, hit hyperdrive. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, explains.

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Senator Dianne Feinstein on Drones, Assault Weapons Ban

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

After this month's Senate-floor filibuster by Senator Rand Paul, the debate over the Obama administration's drone program have been reignited. And a debate that never left — gun contr...

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