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What to make of the rally
The massive rally on the mall of Washington over the weekend has the media in a tangle. It was larger and more peaceful and more positive and less political than they expected, and this is all territory largely foreign to…
Can you hear us now?
Australian women raise a collective shout against the pornification of culture and the harm it is doing.
The bitter fruit of a myth
Ireland has been stunned by the revelation that a Catholic priest appears to have been responsible for a terror bombing in which nine people died in 1972.
A Chinese blockbuster about the survivors of two earthquakes is a remarkable story of loss and redemption.
The Waiting City
Forget Julia Roberts doing meditation. This Australian movie will tell you so much more about prayer - and love.
Shifting political labels
Before this year, it was already an intriguing question to wonder what the reference point was for left and right on the political compass, the question of what constituted center. Whatever the answer was, it has certainly changed.
Competing rallies, same essential message
Restore, renew, reclaim. Two rallies take place today in Washington on this anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. One is on the spot where Dr. King delivered that famous oration. The other nearby, but headed…
Stem cell drama
What timing. Just as I’m hurrying to leave town and have no time to blog, this major stem cell decision comes down and the media go apoplectic and there’s so much to say and I’ve no time to say it….
Upsetting the stem cell applecart
Have two US presidents and a raft of agencies been misinterpreting a federal law for nearly ten years? A judge says Yes.
‘Lower age of consent’ says gay rights campaigner
A high profile British homosexual activist wants the age of sexual
consent lowered to 14, on the basis that currently underage sex “is
mostly consenting, safe and fun”.
College diplomas, anyone?
The equation more cash = more diplomas = more skilled workers really does not add up.
The college bubble
As senior college administrators’ salaries go through the roof, graduates are left with the equivalent of sub-prime mortgages.
Child abuse declines, even during recession
Contrary to what might have been expected during an economic recession,
child abuse declined in the United States in 2008 compared to 2007,
official data shows.
The bewitching ways of wickedness
Tabloid journalism desensitises us to the real evils around us.
‘Vive la distinction’: the gender and schooling debate in France
France, that bastion -- if not Bastille -- of egalité, has its own
debate on single-sex versus co-ed schooling, to judge by a recent
opinion piece in Le Monde.
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