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Our pick of the films of 2009
Michael Cook | 31 December 2009 |
tags: best of, film reviews, listsIt’s that time of year again: open season on editors, when indignant readers take pot shots at us for our taste in films. But we’re thick-skinned and, in any case, you can make comments!
The new revelation
Denyse O'Leary | 31 December 2009 |
Bureacratic bullies get pushback
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 December 2009 |
A witness who paid the price
Francis Phillips | 29 December 2009 |
tags: biography, Bonhoeffer, Christianity, NaziThe German pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was charismatic, courageous and controversial
The shock and awe of creation
Leslie Tomory | 29 December 2009 |
Avatar: visually stunning, morally vapid
Michael Coren | 28 December 2009 |
tags: environmentalism, science fictionJames Cameron's sci-fi epic Avatar offers hand-me down paganism and crass environmentalist politics. But, hey, visually, it's pretty cool.
Darwin’s disciples today
Carson Holloway | 27 December 2009 |
tags: Darwin, evolution, Peter SingerPolitical theorists of all hues claim that Darwin gives scientific credibility to their own theories. One of these is Peter Singer.
Lithuania defies EU to promote family values
Bryan P. Bradley | 27 December 2009 |
tags: family values, homosexuality, Lithuania, RussiaSidestepping critics, Baltic nation strengthens family-friendly law on public information.
The origins of Darwinian political thought
Carson Holloway | 26 December 2009 |
Africa: Altered States, Ordinary Miracles
Martyn Drakard | 25 December 2009 |
tags: AfricaThere is hope for Africa, writes a British journalist, perhaps more hope than for more developed countries.
What the Dickens are population controllers up to?
Michael Cook | 24 December 2009 |
tags: Christmas, miserabilists, population controlThe flint-hearted, prune-faced, carbon-obsessed bean-counters who want fewer people, especially fewer poor people, should reread A Christmas Carol.
Merry Christmas, sweetheart!
Gianfranco Amato | 24 December 2009 |
Not etched in stone
Sheila Liaugminas | 23 December 2009 |
tags:There are many reasons for pushback on the Senate health care legislative ‘compromise’. Abortion funding is chief among them.
William Park | 23 December 2009 |
tags: Nelson Mandela, reconciliation, South AfricaMorgan Freeman deserves an Oscar for this uplifting film about forgiveness and reconciliation in South Africa.
Climate change: a real problem, but what will work?
James Franklin | 22 December 2009 |
tags: climate change, Copenhagen, global warmingThere is cause for alarm over global warming, but emissions deals are not the solution.