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Denmark indexes retirement age to life expectancy
| 30 June 2009 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
Looking for innovative ideas on coping with the growing burden of
pensions and shortage of young tax-paying workers? Denmark has one. It
is the only country in the world which indexes the retirement age to
The real struggle in Iran
The fantasy of democrats overthrowing the Islamic Republic has passed. In any case, none of the warring factions at the top is friendly to the US.
They’ve found their collective voice
Finally, pro-life Democrats have emerged from wherever they’d been
sent after they helped the party win the majority.
What the news media won’t tell you
The Stoning of Soraya M is simply one of the
most remarkable movies you’ll ever lay eyes on.
The New Haven firefighters
In all the scrutiny of Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s record and writings, the Ricci case certainly got a lot of attention because it was about affirmative action, reverse discrimination, and the place of ‘empathy’ in judicial ruling. And because it was set to…
Morocco prepares for a grey future
| 29 June 2009 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
Another surprising country, demographically, is Morocco. In 1962, its
fertility rate was about 7.2 children per woman. Nowadays it is about
2.5 and heading south. Contraception is widespread, with many women
delaying child-bearing for 5 years after marriage.
Disney world ‘too heterosexual’ for children’s good
Many experts are concerned about the effects on children of their being immersed in electronic media from a tender age. They worry largely about the things they are not doing while watching TV or videos: developing their vocabulary through talking…
40 years of gay “rights”
Although President Obama is hosting a gala reception for gay leaders in the White House, has the time come for homosexual marriage?
Moral equivalence in the White House
the parameters of his moral vision during the presidential campaign,
Obama was asked about same-sex marriage, among other things. His
answer…..that he opposed it…..has morphed, now that he’s president.
High Court did the right thing
This seemed clear even to regular citizens. Reverse discrimination is as unjust as any other form.
How to treat an unfaithful husband
Jenny Sanford is willing to forgive her husband and welcome him back - in time. Is that enough?
Young people quiz their peers on YouTube use and abuse
A survey of teenage use of the popular video-sharing website YouTube confirms that it is very easy for minors to give their age as 18 or over when creating an account on the site, and therefore to access objectionable material.…
They sound smooth and authoritative when Barack Obama speaks them.
And people who have little to no understanding of the complex issues
underlying them, believe him.
Child misery lit gives parents a bad rap
My Sister’s Keeper, a movie that opened in the United States last Friday, brings to the big screen the pessimistic view of parenthood that has made writer Jodi Picoult enormously popular and rich. In this dark narrative a couple with…
The jarring disconnect
How can people not see the obvious? Amnesty International has lost its credibility as a human rights advocate as it aggressively promotes…..demands…..the right to abortion.
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