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Even the LA Times seemed to choke on this PC sandwich
Frances Kelly | 25 July 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Boston, Chick-fil-A, LA Times, Thomas Menino
Regarding Chick-fil-A’s support for pro-gender marriage, the Los Angeles Times correctly notes the difference between private individuals boycotting a company and public officials using their power to punish companies for exercising their right to free speech.

Should we feel guilty about seeing The Dark Knight Rises?
Ronan Wright | 25 July 2012 | POPCORN |  
tags: Christopher Nolan, Dark Knight Rises
“Following the massacre at the Batman film in Colorado, are you thinking it would be in bad taste to go and see the film yourself?” This is the question asked by BBC Radio 2’s The Jeremy Vine show on Monday…

The endgame begins in Syria
George Friedman | 25 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Iran, Stratfor, Syria
The Assad regime has been fatally weakened by recent chaos and violence. The losers are Iran, Russia, China and Israel. The unlikely winner is the United States.

European democratic deficit again?
Michael Kirke | 25 July 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: European Union, gay and lesbian
One would think that the European Commission, given its already notorious reputation for its high-handed and undemocratic dealings with its citizens, - not to talk of its free-and-easy ways with their money - should be a little more careful. Without…

The Dark Knight Rises
Ruth Maramis | 24 July 2012 | POPCORN |  
tags: action, comic books, Dark Knight Rises
In an era where seemingly every Summer we get a superhero cinematic event, Christopher Nolan still manages to kick it up a notch with The Dark Knight Rises. Really, even without the ruckus over death treats over negative reviews and…

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?

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