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Desire to rethink modern identity
Sheila Liaugminas | 31 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: critical reasoning, importance of culture, power of imagination

More and more often, my speaking engagements that focus on faith and culture have wound up, in the Q&A session, turning quickly to politics. People need to be informed and engaged, we often say. They are now. More than…



Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Clare Cannon | 31 October 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: boys, reading, writing
It’s something for a book series to turn thousands of reluctant-reader middle primary kids into book enthusiasts who are starting to write their own life stories.


Non-establishment America
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: elite media cynicism, Tea Party

What is the Tea Party, who do they represent, what do they stand for, and are they here to stay?



Promoting compulsory sexual education at the UN
Vincenzina Santoro | 29 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: sexual education, United Nations
A recent report to the United Nations sought to impose a 'right to sexual education'


The word ‘fetus’ is offensive, dehumanizing and manipulative
John Finnis | 29 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, philosophy
A law professor at Oxford University argues that use of the word 'fetus' obscures our perception of moral reality. 


The Closing of the Muslim Mind
Michael Cook | 29 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, philosophy, terrorism
A deformed theology has produced a dysfunctional culture.


The last of the legendary Mitfords on her eccentric family
Francis Phillips | 29 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: memoirs, UK
The bright young things had a devoted mother who is the real heroine of this memoir.


Comedy central as double entendre
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Jon Stewart, Obama Daily Show appearance
So much to say about comedian Jon Stewart and his popularity as the most trusted journalist in America…(he’s not a journalist and those polled were mostly young adults for whom Stewart is their only source of news)…and the elections.


The Deep Freeze of Bartholomew Tullock
Jennifer Minicus | 28 October 2010 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: family, fantasy, heroic boys, heroic girls
Everyone loves a story in which the underdog wins!


It’s not working for the Dems
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Democrats disapproval, mid-term elections, Obama liability, voter discontent

In this final week before the mid-term elections, President Obama is both trying to help where he can, and staying out of sight where his campaigning would be a liability for the Democrats. As of mid-week, he’s off the…



Locked-in syndrome woman receives Legion of Honour
Michael Cook | 28 October 2010 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, France, human drama
France has just awarded the Légion d'honneur to a woman who has been a locked-in quadriplegic for 30 years. Maryannick Pavageau received the distinction for her battle against euthanasia. A resident of Sainte Nazaire, on the Atlantic coast, she gave…


Still an ‘untold story’ in these elections?
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: mid-term elections, pro-life vote, social moral issues

Yes, say pro-life leaders in the U.S. The “A” word…the one other than ‘Amnesty’.



Obama on Stewart
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 October 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Jon Stewart, Tony Blair

And vice versa. Vox News reports that the president will be on the Daily Show Wednesday night, and right in the headline asks: Will Jon Stewart make fun of him? Short answer: no.



Prom and primary school
Tamara Rajakariar | 28 October 2010 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: children, primary school, prom
Primary school proms - the next big thing.


A blunt message for Canadian progressives
Michael Coren | 27 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, progressives
A coalition of ethnic minorities, faith groups, fiscal conservatives and struggling families have elected an unlikely mayor of Toronto.


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