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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
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
A century later we still have much to learn about the fragility of civilized behaviour.
Teach my child that, and you’ll be sorry
It is not what you would want to read before breakfast, but it's the sex menu they are serving up to children.
What gays can teach straights about marriage, according to some people.
‘Fact-lite partisan outrage’
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
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
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
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
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
To the cheers of conservative critics, Washington DC Schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee has fired scores of teachers. But will that fix the system?
What I’m reading this week…
More interesting articles I’ve stumbled upon in the last week or so.
Disabilities Act has an anniversary
And it may be short-lived.
What do the Wikileaks show?
The shocking truth of the 92,000 documents is that they contain no shocking truths.
Controlling speech is bad enough
But this is ridiculous.
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