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Historic evidence for Christ
| 31 March 2010 | FEATURES |
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
| 31 March 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
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’
| 31 March 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
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
| 30 March 2010 | TIGER PRINT
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
| 30 March 2010 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
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
| 30 March 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
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
| 29 March 2010 | FEATURES |
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.
Bye-bye Baby Boomers
| 29 March 2010 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
Persons born during the 1946-1964 time span became known as the “baby boomers” as postwar family formation returned to normal after the economic depression of the 30s and the belligerencies of the early 40s. This year the first of the…
Ear piercings and the message they send
| 28 March 2010 | TIGER PRINT
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
| 27 March 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
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
| 27 March 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |
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…
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