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Robert R. Reilly | 25 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, homosexuality, same-sex marriage
The Pentagon will hold its first ever Pride Month Event on June 26. Should we all be saying, "Yippee!"?


The summer of the modest swimsuit
Katie Hinderer | 24 June 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: fashion, summer, trends
This summer, for the first time in my life, the one-piece bathing suit is popular!


Mildred D. Taylor’s Short Stories
Jennifer Minicus | 24 June 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: family, racism, short stories
Mildred Talyor has written several books based on her family's history.


A growing socioeconomic divide between parents
Shannon Buckley | 23 June 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Fertility, Older Mothers, United States
A New York Times blogger raises interesting questions this week about the effect on us all of the growing socioeconomic divide between parents. That is, more and more educated, well off woman will just be becoming mothers as their less…


Pictures in a cave
Carolyn Moynihan | 22 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: anthropology, cave paintings, prehistory
Are the earliest rock paintings older than we think? And does this mean Homo sapiens owes his ancestors more respect?


Obama ally turns back, again
Sheila Liaugminas | 22 June 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags:
Sr. Carol Keehan and the very large Catholic Health Association network were instrumental in helping President Obama get the contentious health care overhaul passed. But his HHS mandate issued in January was a push too far, and they objected along…


Cherie Blair to full-time mums: “Get to work”
Carolyn Moynihan | 22 June 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: careers, motherhood
It seldom comes out quite as blatant as this, but the UK’s ex top mummy, Cherie Blair, has been scolding young women who want to be full-time mothers for their lack of ambition and independent spirit.


Mothers: young, old, married, unmarried
Carolyn Moynihan | 21 June 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: pregnancy rates, USA
A US government report shows that pregnancy rates for women in their early 20s dropped nearly 18 per cent between year 2000 and 2008 while rates for women in their 40s have jumped 65 per cent.


Our Expanding Population
Marcus Roberts | 21 June 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: food security, Japan, obesity, USA
A report highlights the link between global obesity and pressures on food security.


Wrongful conviction: lessons from the Chamberlain case
Joanna Kyriakakis | 21 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: capital punishment, criminal justice, human rights
The dingo did take Azaria Chamberlain. The criminal justice system does get it wrong, each error bearing its own human cost.


Are close family ties bad for the economy?
Carolyn Moynihan | 20 June 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: economics, employment, family values
Today’s post provides a sort of commentary on our last one about Italy. It’s about the relationship between family culture and the labour market.


Reliable Germans vs foxy Italians?
Alessandra Nucci | 20 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: financial crisis, Germany, Greece, Italy
It’s time to take a closer look at the clichés which dominate coverage of the Euro-crisis.


The futility of European elections
George Friedman | 20 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: European Union, Eurozone, financial crisis
The results of the recent Greek election are indecisive, but they represent how shaky the consensus on the Eurozone is.


What’s behind our girl-harming culture?
Dale O'Leary | 20 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: American Psychological Association, sexualisation of children
A professional body tackles the issue of the sexualisation of girls but fails miserably to diagnose the cause.


The latest trend in comic books—gay superheroes
Harley J. Sims | 19 June 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: comic books, homosexuality
Why are the publishers of major comic books turning some of their superheroes into gay icons?


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