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The Seven Silly Eaters
Jennifer Minicus | 31 July 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: family, humor, picture books
What's a mother to do when her children are picky eaters?


The Talent Thief
Jennifer Minicus | 31 July 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adventure, fantasy, heroic boys
Move over Percy Jackson! Adam Bloom is here to show us what it means to be a real hero.


Searching for information hidden in public
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 July 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Google, government intelligence, internet searches, right to privacy
I use a Google aggregator to show me, at a glance, a screen full of the top international, national, local and interest-specific headlines of the moment. Google has been in some of those headlines lately…


Convicted felons are citizens too
Rebecca Gould | 30 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, felon voting rights, rehabilitation
But 5.4 million Americans are currently barred from voting due to a felon conviction, with severe consequences for their rehabilitation and the democratic process.


Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters
Leonard Franchi | 30 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Dreyfus affair, Guantanamo Bay
A century later we still have much to learn about the fragility of civilized behaviour.


Teach my child that, and you’ll be sorry
Miriam Grossman | 30 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: kindergarten, Miriam Grossman, sex education
It is not what you would want to read before breakfast, but it's the sex menu they are serving up to children.


Open monogamy
Mary Rice Hasson | 30 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: homosexuality, marriage, monogamy
What gays can teach straights about marriage, according to some people.


Prairie Winter
Jennifer Minicus | 29 July 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: family
Eleven year old Rachel describes the challenges of life on a South Dakota farm in the 1950's.


The Demon Headmaster
Tim Golden | 28 July 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: fantasy, friendship, school
All children like to think that they have a demon headmaster, and this story gives you one.


‘Fact-lite partisan outrage’
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 July 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: civility, media attacks, partisan politics
So it’s not just a heated atmosphere in the runup to the mid-term election? Rage is the new ’politics as usual’  in Washington politics?


Politics of blame
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 July 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: blame, Obama politics, partisanship
Everyone does it, no one benefits from it, and it particularly demeans the office of the presidency. But the president is resorting to it with greater frequency these days.


Reasoning about life
William E. May | 28 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: culture of life, morality, philosophy
Is it possible to reach agreement on disputed issues like abortion and euthanasia? Yes, but only if you are ready to reason things out. 


The night life of the sleepy teenager
Carolyn Moynihan | 28 July 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescence, media, parenting, sleep
What is to be done about the teenagers? They are squandering sleeping time on electronic gadgets to the point where family life, studies and even health are compromised. And many parents either don’t see the problem or feel powerless to…


Celebrities are people too
Katie Hinderer | 27 July 2010 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: blogs, celebrities, privacy
These unsolicited letters and commentary on celebrities mistakes is a common trend in the blogging and writing world. The shame is that these writers pen such posts without any respect for the person they are speaking of. Afterall, celebrities are…


The right way to fire teachers
Thomas C. Reeves | 27 July 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, teachers, US
To the cheers of conservative critics, Washington DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has fired scores of teachers. But will that fix the system?


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