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The end of women
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: contraception, feminism, sexual revolution
The legacy of the sexual revolution is more subversive than its champions admit.


HHS mandate remains unchanged
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 March 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags:
On the morning of the religious freedom rallies across America last Friday, organizer Eric Scheidler was questioned by a network television news anchor about the goal of the event. “Since the administraiton already provided an ‘accommodation’ for religious objection” said…


Moonfleet
Tim Golden | 30 March 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adventure, classics, historical fiction
A tale in the mould of Stevenson or Scott.


Sarkozy playing for both sides?
Michael Kirke | 29 March 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: family, French elections, sarkozy
Is Nicolas Sarkozy trying to have Marie Antoinette’s cakes and eat them at the same time? It might seem so. He has responded to a series of questions put to him and other French presidential candidates by the gay lobby…


Quebec could legalise euthanasia
Michael Cook | 29 March 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Quebec
A parliamentary committee in Quebec has recommended the legalisation of euthanasia with strict safeguards. Its report, “Mourir dans la dignité” (Dying With Dignity), contends that dying is a part of life and since medical assistance is used to prolong life,…


Population putting pressure on Planet – putative points pondered
Marcus Roberts | 29 March 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: environment
In London today the Planet Under Pressure conference will come to an end. “What is this conference about?” I hear you ask. Well, according to its website (seriously, what did we do before the internet??) the conference...


If debt is the problem, could thrift be the answer?
| 29 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: debt, thrift
As debt threatens the security of nations and individuals, the rediscovery of thrift becomes urgent.


The US in Korea: a strategy of inertia
George Friedman | 29 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Korea
By cultivating an image as a weak but wicked and wily lunatic, North Korea has managed to manipulate its baffled enemies for 60 years.


Will Quebec legalize euthanasia?
Margaret Somerville | 28 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: euthanasia, Quebec
A report from a legislative committee in Quebec reads like a pro-euthanasia manifesto, not an unbiased study.


Oregon releases murky assisted suicide stats
Michael Cook | 28 March 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, Oregon
Oregon’s public health division has released statistics on deaths under its physician-assisted suicide (PAS)legislation for 2011.


Giving troubled families a stake in society
Carolyn Moynihan | 28 March 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: British riots, character, family structure
Remember the riots in UK cities last August? A panel appointed by the government to study the causes published a report today places a lot of the blame on lack of work opportunities for young adults, creating a sense that…


What marriage means to today’s young adults
David Lapp and Amber Lapp | 28 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: family structure, marriage, US
Young working-class adults revere marriage but believe that it is about personal fulfilment and has no essential link to children.


Some 2012 Caldecott Winners
Jennifer Minicus | 27 March 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: picture books
Here are some of the Caldecott winners for 2012.


More successful European resistance to same-sex marriage campaign
Michael Kirke | 27 March 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Slovenia
Slovenians Turn Down Same-Sex Marriage, European Dignity Watch reported yesterday. The electorate, in a post-legislative referendum, has overturned the provisions in Slovenia’s new Family Code legalizing same-sex marriage that was adopted by the Balkan country’s parliament in June 2011.


Is one in five UK abortion clinics breaking the law?
Michael Cook | 27 March 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, rule of law, UK
Servile deference to abortion rights has led doctors to think that they are above the law.


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