redkeg asks: I'd argue that the selected cover is the right decision. The article isn't about the stuff that goes behind voters' bedroom doors, sexy naked flesh, whether or not Republicans view masturbation as a sin or prying into the sex lives of the candidates (or Romney's fertilized egg, gross). It is strictly about the political football of contraception—specifically who pays for the most expensive version of it, birth control. The other designers missed the point. Completely.
» SFB says: (In reference to this.) Totally feel you for the story-related reasons, but one thing to keep in mind is that if Andrew Sullivan had written the story a bit more broadly, not focusing on the current controversy and angling towards a broader rise of the culture wars, some of those other covers might have worked out a little better. Newsweek’s note itself said that the illustrators work on these before they get the full story. Visually, I’m a huge fan of the condom one, but in this case, you’re right. Newsweek picked the right option for the story. — Ernie @ SFB
Headway in the fight against HIV: A drug called Truvada is effective in preventing AIDS contraction up to 73% of the time, according to two new studies carried out in Africa. The drug has been tested before with less stellar results, but researchers now suspect the earlier study may have been flawed. The catch with preventative drugs, of course, is that you have to remember to take them before the risk presents itself, but still, this is great news. source
» Meanwhile … The rest of the world is ignoring him because nobody cares what the Pope thinks about condoms. Logic dictates that condoms work.