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The toxic fumes of democracy
Michael Cook | 23 September 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, democracy, plebiscite, same-sex marriage
Heated debate and stable democracy go hand in hand, even with same-sex marriage


The spy in your pocket
Michael Cook | 23 September 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: human rights, privacy, smartphones
A philosopher describes how our privacy is threatened by the continuing encroachment of technology.


Pay no attention to the man behind the algorithm
Heather Zeiger | 23 September 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Facebook, media ethics, news media
Our digital gatekeepers fall short of their own hype.


What your kids will remember about you
Tamara El-Rahi | 22 September 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family time, parenting
Five important things to take note of.


How the internet is changing the way we live
Denyse O'Leary | 22 September 2016 | CONNECTING |  
tags: free speech, internet
A new book by British academic Timothy Garton Ash is a magisterial look at free speech in an ultra-connected world


To destroy monuments is to destroy a people
Rolla Scolari | 22 September 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: book reviews, Islam, Syria conflict
A recent book gives a compelling account of the disappearing religious architecture of Syria.


Population engineering ideology rears its ugly head
Shannon Roberts | 22 September 2016 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: climate change, population control
It's a discredited and antiquated idea.


Gloria Steinem to the rescue
Michael Cook | 21 September 2016 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: demography, Gloria Steinam, Paul Ehrlich, population control
Ageing feminist icon discovers the reason for global warming: forced childbirth


The Dutch do it better
Paul Russell | 21 September 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: child euthanasia, euthanasia, Netherlands
A Belgian child was euthanised last week. Now they're studying a child euthanasia clinic in the Netherlands


Pope Francis to religious leaders: ‘We must be artisans of peace’
Austen Ivereigh | 21 September 2016 | ABOVE |  
tags: interreligious dialogue, Pope Francis, World Day of Peace
'Peace alone, and not war, is holy,' says Francis at Assisi gathering.


Denmark, migration and racism
Marcus Roberts | 21 September 2016 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Denmark, Europe, migration, Muslim immigration
Is it racist to control who comes to one's country?


Is there really no difference between straight and gay parenting?
Michael Cook | 20 September 2016 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: consensus, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenting
The consensus is flawed by small-scale studies, badly framed questions and poorly understood data


To strengthen schools, start with the family
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 September 2016 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: educational success, family structure
New research shows family structure is strongly linked to educational success.


Euthanasia for kids kicks off in Belgium
Michael Cook | 20 September 2016 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Belgium, euthanasia, euthansia for children, nihilism
The first death under the country's new law occurred last week


America’s legendary ignorance about Africa persists
Julius A. Amin | 20 September 2016 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: Africa, USA
Negative perceptions continue to dominate the thinking of major political leaders


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