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When Iran hanged a woman for killing her rapist, it showed how senseless all capital punishment is
Carolyn Moynihan | 28 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: capital punishment, Iran, rape
Whatever really happened, Reyhaneh deserved to live.

Chinese journalist shocked at conditions for elderly
Shannon Roberts | 28 October 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: China, demography, elderly care, fertility rate, New Zealand
What more can be done by governments around the world?

Conquering mental castles
Daan van Schalkwijk | 28 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: ethics, philosophy
Western philosophy has acquired the habit of thinking of men as machines. How can this be overcome?

US Judge: “Marriage is the fundamental unit of the political order”
Brian S. Brown | 27 October 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Puerto Rico, same-sex marriage, US Constitution
Puerto Rico's law defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman upheld.

No country for old obituarists
Alistair Nicholas | 27 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australia, Gough Whitlam, media
Young journalists found it hard to separate the real Gough Whitlam from the myth of grandeur and martyrdom.

The high cost of modern heartbreak
Tamara Rajakariar | 27 October 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: heartbreak, relationships
Does the road to marriage need to be littered with broken hearts?

Why happiness should replace GDP in policy making
Richard A. Easterlin | 27 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, GDP, happiness
Something is wrong if China's productivity has soared and its satisfaction with life has nosedived.

Surrogacy: a global trade in women’s bodies
Swedish Women's Lobby | 27 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: feminism, slavery, surrogacy, Sweden
Sweden’s leading feminist lobby regards surrogate motherhood as a revival of serfdom for women.

What we do and don’t know about Ebola
Sheila Liaugminas | 26 October 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: CDC, contagious disease, Ebola, epidemic, infectious disease, medical preparedness, Michael Osterhoolm
Authorities aren’t squarely facing the truth.

Is Facebook interfering with midterm US elections? Or any elections?
Denyse O'Leary | 25 October 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Facebook, social media, voting
We can’t elect a government to be better than we are.

Canadian rampage is tip of iceberg
Michael Coren | 24 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islam, Middle East Christians, persecution of Christians
Middle East Christians are being slaughtered by radical Islamists, says a Canadian journalist.

Don’t rob them of hope, Brittany
Denis Strangman | 24 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: assisted suicide
Brittany Maynard plans to kill herself on November 1 because she has a brain tumor. She should think of her fellow sufferers.

Control UK’s population: Oh Goodies!
Marcus Roberts | 24 October 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: birth rate, Britain, immigration, overpopulation, population control
An old comedian wants the size of British families "contained".

Not the voice of my generation
Kate Bryan | 24 October 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: books, celebrities, feminism
The creator of Girls has spun the show's themes into a book, but it's still just about one, tiresome thing.

“Celebrate same-sex wedding or go to jail”
Ryan T. Anderson | 23 October 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: freedom of conscience, same-sex marriage
Ordained ministers face three and a half years in jail and $7,000 in fines.

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