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The Beloved Country - crying out for leadership
Tamara Rajakariar | 05 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: leadership, South Africa
A visit to South Africa showed there are still reasons to cry, and reason to hope.

Home educators to meet in Berlin
Carolyn Moynihan | 05 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: homeschooling, Sweden
The world's first global home education conference will take place at the beginning of November in Berlin, writes Swedish home educator Jonas Himmelstrand.

Between divorce and Scientology: the fate of a child
Carolyn Moynihan | 04 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Hollywood, Scientology
Hollywood, we all know, is not the home of lengthy marriages, but if celebrity couples are going to divorce they could at least offer a solid reason. Katie Holmes appears to have one.

A Kulturkampf primer
Michael Cook | 03 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, culture wars, history, Kulturkampf
The best-known culture war was fought in 19th Century Germany, pitting Prussia's Iron Chancellor against the Catholic Church. The Iron Chancellor lost.

Family dinners don’t work magic
Carolyn Moynihan | 03 July 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: adolescents, family meals, parenting
Research over the past decade showing a significant link between the wellbeing of teenagers and family dinners makes a lot of sense.

Don’t be fooled, it’s mainly about money
Peter Saunders | 03 July 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Commission on Assisted Dying, UK
Today, according to the Sunday Times, Lord Falconer (pictured) will publish his new bill on assisted suicide. In line with the recommendations of his sham ‘Commission on Assisted Dying’ he will push for doctors being given the power to help…

A Hero for WondLa
Jennifer Minicus | 03 July 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: girls, science fiction
Mother Earth rescues Eva Nine in her next adventure.

Irish Government Minister’s pledge to gays - but will people follow?
Michael Kirke | 02 July 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Dublin, Hedonism
Even the most hardened cynic must have found his stomach turning as he listened to the Irish Foreign Minister proclaim his support for true love and marital commitment in Dublin yesterday. The Irish Labour Party’s leader, Eamon Gilmore proclaimed these…

Is it possible to have safe, legal and rare euthanasia?
Pravin Thevathasan | 02 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: BMA, euthanasia, UK
A leading medical journal in the UK is backing a movement for the legalisation of assisted dying.

eU: education goes online
David Glance | 02 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: education, information technology, online education
Some of America's best-known universities are trying to leverage their prestige by offering on-line course by leading academics.

Dismantling the new atheism
Christopher O. Tollefsen | 02 July 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, religion, science
A new book by a leading philosopher argues that there is a deep compatibility between science and religion and a hidden incompatibility between science and naturalism.

The desire to never have children
Katie Hinderer | 01 July 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: childlessness, children, Millennials, relationships
there is something seriously wrong with women around my age. Why are so many of them shying away from children and motherhood? Why do they actively work to keep children at bay until it is biologically impossible?

Victory for euthanasia foes in the UK
Robert Colquhoun | 29 June 2012 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: BMA, euthanasia, UK
The British Medical Association has voted not to change its stand on assisted suicide from opposition to neutrality.

The bald truth about p*rn
Zac Alstin | 29 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: philosophy, pornography
Any idiot will tell you that sex sells, but it takes a philosopher to suggest that sex might sophisticate.

About that Supreme Court Obamacare ruling
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 June 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Chief Justice John Roberts, healthcare law, HHS mandate, Obamacare, Supreme Court
Nearly all the experts predicted it would wind up a 5-4 decision and that Anthony Kennedy would be the swing vote. They got it half right.

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