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Kagan’s politics
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 June 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Elena Kagan, judicial politics, Senate confirmation hearings
The Supreme Court nominee has trained well for the very confirmation hearing process she once sharply and publicly criticized. So now she’s being as politically correct as she needs to be, while denying she’ll be political at all on the…


Of mice and men
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 June 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, men
Why has there never been a male contraceptive pill? Probably because, knowing that women have stronger reasons to carry this burden, nobody was trying very hard. But now, 50 years after women started risking their health and happiness by swallowing…


The 30-Year War in Afghanistan
George Friedman | 30 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Afghanistan, Barack Obama, US
Is it worthwhile getting American troops to fight in Afghanistan instead of arming the Taliban's allies? 


Smashing, trashing, looting: just another G8 summit
Michael Coren | 30 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: G8, police, Toronto
Don't ask Toronto police for lessons on how to control violent protesters.


Fiscal discipline….but later
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 June 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Keynsian economics, Obama debt spending
For now, the U.S. is plunging ahead with ill-advised spending of money we don’t have, and nearly everyone can see that folly. It’s not the transparency President Obama intended in his early promises, but then, other promises haven’t worked out…


More US women 40 and childless
Carolyn Moynihan | 29 June 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childlessness, education, United States
Nearly one in five American women ends her childbearing years without having borne a child, compared with one in ten in the 1970s, the Pew Research Centre reports. Practically the only group of women less likely to be childless now…


Women have been Eclipsed. Men suffer.
Katie Hinderer | 29 June 2010 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: books, dating, movies, relationships, Twilight
This fact has angst-filled teens, college-aged women and even middle-aged mothers all pining for more vampire/human interaction. And that is a scary thought, especially for men everywhere. Women around the world have been eclipsed by the saga and the men…


Triumph of the regulators
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 June 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: banking regulation, economic crisis, Sen. Barney Frank, Sen. Chris Dodd
Cliches come to mind, like….setting the fox over guard of the hen house, or….giving robbers the keys to the bank. But that’s a digression. The issue is federal regulation of the banking industry...


The other story about same-sex parenting
Walter R. Schumm | 29 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: research, same-sex parenting
Research showing the risks of lesbian and gay parenting is ignored in the race to make a political case.


Farewell to all that jazz
Thomas C. Reeves | 29 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: jazz, music, US
We are drifting away from America's only original contribution to Western music.


The Dream Stealer
Jennifer Minicus | 29 June 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: fantasy
Young Susana helps a magical Dream Stealer overcome his fear of nightmares.


The Magician’s Elephant
Jennifer Minicus | 29 June 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adoption, animals, magic
An orphaned boy searches for his lost sister with the help of a mysterious elephant.


Nick of Time
Jennifer Minicus | 29 June 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adventure, historical fiction
Twelve year old Nick McIver discovers a time machine and travels to the past to assist England's navy to defeat Napoleon.


Supreme Court’s ‘Big Monday’
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 June 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Sen. Patrick Leahy, Senate confirmation hearings, Supreme Court
For Court watchers, this was expected to be a big day. As it wrapped up its session for summer break and released its final decisions, the Court made news early on, while the Senate opened confirmation hearings on the newest…


A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy
Bill Muehlenberg | 28 June 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: animal rights, Peter Singer
An American bioethics writer defends "human exceptionalism" against the sometimes sinister agenda of the animal liberation movement.


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