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Historic evidence for Christ
Forget Dawkins and Hitchens. Listen to Josephus and Tacitus.
Maternity leave and the mummy wars
A brand new survey of what women really want concerning paid maternity leave is most revealing. Contrary to the usual line that basically all women want a paid career, with perhaps family thrown in on the side, this new Australian…
World Cup raises trafficking alert in South Africa
June 11th is the kick-off of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa -- the first time a global event like this will take place on the continent. Many critical eyes will be focused not only on the matches but…
Dysfunctional ‘family guy’
Anyone familiar with the Fox channel’s satiric show ‘Family Guy’ already knows how irreverent its writers are about real family values and things like respect and common decency. There was none of either in a recent episode of that show…
Consumers not sold on $500 iPad
This Saturday the Apple iPad will hit stores and some customers whopre-ordered the new device already have the anticipation of knowingtheirs is in the mail about to arrive on their doorstep.
Does Big Media really care about child abuse?
One would think, given the current red alert about clerical child
abusers, that the safety and innocence of children was pretty well
number one priority with the media. But is it?
Chinese workers getting scarce
Could China be running out of workers? Changes in the economy and
education, combined with a mounting demographic crisis, confront
employers and the government with big problems.
Church attacks and the facts
What do professors want?
The media mantra over the weekend, and they increasingly hyperventilated as the tone ramped up, was ‘What did the Pope know and when did he know it?’ Headlines by Sunday on the 24/7 news cycles were something having to…
The shady groves of academe have cachet as a home address, but the pay is lousy, the prestige is negligible, and the power is derisory.
Educated and religious people most likely to marry
It is what you would expect -- research showing that religious people
are more likely to marry than merely cohabit with a partner -- but
helpful to see the actual figures.
Putting ethics back together
To understand why moral arguments disintegrate into shouting matches, we need to know our Christian heritage. To see where we go from here, we need philosophy, says one of Britain's leading philosophers.
Ear piercings and the message they send
In the city I live in, one of the local private all-girls high schools has decided to pass a new rule about earrings. Students are only allowed to have two ear piercings, per ear.
Media’s semantic gymnastics
The tactic of changing style books in different print and electronic media is to change how news consumers think about what they’re hearing. I recall the first tactic was making ‘pro-life’ a pejorative. Then the style books changed and they…
We don’t know Stupak
Days after the Senate version of the health care bill was ceremoniously and victoriously signed into law, media people are still writing about the man who made it happen. Besides President Obama…
Having babies protects women from suicide
One of the topics that came up at the Barcelona conference on low fertility was the question of whether parenthood brings happiness to adults; the evidence so far seems uncertain. This week, however, there is solid evidence reported in the…
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