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Behind Colorado’s Dark Knight massacre
Michael Cook | 24 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: individualism, massacres, tragedies
Why do well-educated men in a prosperous, progressive, democratic society still go on murderous rampages?

Cycling champion’s ‘Road to Valor’
Sheila Liaugminas | 24 July 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Gino Bartali, human rights, Olympics, Road to Valor, social justice, Tour de France
With the Tour de France just completed and the Olympics about to begin, many fans around the world are focused on sports celebrities and aspiring champions and stars all too often called heroes for excelling in athlethics. Let’s take a…

Dallas, Paris
Emma-Kate Symons | 24 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: elites, France, Francois Hollande, scandal
Have the French elite nothing better to offer the people than re-runs of personal soap operas?

Ignoring the breakdown of marriage is not politically savvy
Carolyn Moynihan | 24 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
By supporting gay marriage does Obama increase his voting constituency?

Bravo for the Boy Scouts; boo for the Washington Post
Robert R. Reilly | 24 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Boy Scouts, homosexuality
The Boy Scouts of America have banned open homosexuals from being scouts and leaders. Not everyone is happy with the decision.

Doubts emerge about Dutch guidelines for terminal sedation
Michael Cook | 23 July 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: euthanasia, Netherlands, palliative sedation, terminal sedation
Should deep, continuous sedation at the end of life really be treated as normal medical practice in the Netherlands, ask three Dutch authors in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Although they do not appear to oppose euthanasia, they argue that…

Women say “I do” to husband’s name
Carolyn Moynihan | 23 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: marriage, names
A study of surnames in an Australian state shows that when couples marry more than half of the wives take their husband’s name, The Age reports.

Russia: Sick and Dying
Marcus Roberts | 23 July 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: birth rates, Death Rate, disease, Russia
More bad news about Russia's population.

Movie theater violence: we’ve seen this before
Sheila Liaugminas | 23 July 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: cherished freedom, Colorado massacre, conscience, movie theater shootings, religious liberty
Columbine, Virginia Tech, Ft. Hood, Tucson, Aurora…and shooting sprees outside the US just as stunningly random and horrible and evil…each and all leave us speechless.

No Holds Barred: frank discussions with young people
Alex Perrottet | 23 July 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: adolescents, book reviews, ethics
What do young people care about? What are their concerns, dreams, worries, aspirations and fears?

The loss that may not speak its name
Dale O'Leary | 23 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: children's rights, Mark Regnerus, same-sex parenting
Children are not as able to adapt to "family diversity" as easily as gay activists claim.

Unemployment causes demographic shifts in Europe
Shannon Roberts | 22 July 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Brain Drain, Portugal, Spain, youth unemployment
Youth unemployment in Europe is causing significant demographic shifts as well-qualified, university educated young people look overseas for work. In particular, large numbers of Spanish and Portuguese youth are finding better opportunities abroad, with former colonies being among the more…

One step forward and two steps backwards for Elton John
Michael Kirke | 21 July 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Elton John, family structure, Surrogacy
Someone once ascribed the implosion of moral standards in the West to the moment when we entrusted the entertainment industry with the task of arbitrating on those standards. It was difficult not to agree with that when one tried to…

Mara, Daughter of the Nile
Margaret Hannon | 20 July 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: heroic girls, historical fiction, romance
A tale of intrigue and romance in ancient Egypt.

Right-to-die movement has split into two warring camps, says Nitschke
Michael Cook | 20 July 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: deliverance machine, peaceful pill, Philip Nitschke
The right-to-die movement has split into two warring camps, according to Australian euthanasia activist Dr Philip Nitschke. Speaking at the annual conference of right-to-die societies in Zurich, he complained that half of the world federation’s board were critical of his…

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