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Even the LA Times seemed to choke on this PC sandwich
| 25 July 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
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?
| 25 July 2012 | POPCORN |
“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
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?
| 25 July 2012 | CONJUGALITY |
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
| 24 July 2012 | POPCORN |
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
| 24 July 2012 | FEATURES |
Why do well-educated men in a prosperous, progressive, democratic society still go on murderous rampages?
Cycling champion’s ‘Road to Valor’
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…
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
By supporting gay marriage does Obama increase his voting constituency?
Bravo for the Boy Scouts; boo for the Washington Post
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
| 23 July 2012 | CAREFUL! |
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
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
| 23 July 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |
More bad news about Russia's population.
Movie theater violence: we’ve seen this before
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
| 23 July 2012 | TIGER PRINT |
What do young people care about? What are their concerns, dreams, worries, aspirations and fears?
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