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Before ‘I do’: how the new relationship script can affect marital happiness
Carolyn Moynihan | 21 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: cohabitation, Marriage, weddings
And how a big wedding can give your marriage a real boost.

Shifting sands
Mark Regnerus | 21 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christian churches, same-sex marriage, USA
Think that legalizing same-sex marriage won't affect its supporters' moral standards? Think again.

Can a twelve year old save the day?
Jennifer Minicus | 20 August 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: fairy tales, heroic boys
The real hero of fairy tales

Married parents vs cohabiting parents
Nicole M. King | 20 August 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children's health, cohabitation, marriage
Married parents are economically advantaged and less likely to separate.

Marijuana: science, not hype, will clear the haze
Michelle A. Cretella | 20 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: drug legalization, drugs, marijuana
Leading medical associations oppose legalizing it for either medical or recreational use.

Do new media challenge police violence?
Denyse O'Leary | 20 August 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: citizen participation, media scrutiny, police
Yes. Suggestion to chief: Send next departmental memo to your procedures manual authors. Not to God.

Europe’s malaise: the new normal?
George Friedman | 20 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, Europe, European Union, Stratfor
Europe has been mired in an economic crisis of slow growth and high unemployment for half a decade now.

Is Ferguson a flash point for social change?
Sheila Liaugminas | 19 August 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: class warfare, Ferguson, inner-city churches, inner-city violence, Missouri, racism, shootings, social justice
Or another flash in the pan soon to be extinguished and forgotten?

Eugenics wasn’t always a dirty word
Calum MacKellar | 19 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: bioethics, eugenics, Scotland
A Scottish bioethicist recalls famous Scots who wanted to create a better humanity.

A third way between gays and bigots
Michael Cook | 19 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, homosexuality, same-sex attraction, same-sex marriage
A new documentary presents a strong case for the Catholic stand on homosexuality.

Niger: the most fertile nation on earth
Marcus Roberts | 19 August 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: contraception, fertility rates, Niger, UNFPA
But why do Nigeriens continue to have children when the country cannot feed itself?

There’s no friend like a sister
Tim Golden | 18 August 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: family, humor
Another story about the four Conroy girls.

Anyone can do the house-work; but who is doing the home-work?
Bernard Toutounji | 18 August 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: home, housework, work-life balance
A vital part of our economy is being overlooked.

Stretching the truth past the breaking point
Tim Wallace | 18 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Islamic State, media, media ethics, propaganda
The barbarism of the Islamic State is real enough, so why fabricate atrocities?

Play it again, Sam
Mark Beeson | 18 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: clash of civilizations, Islam
The late Samuel Huntington's claim that we face a clash of civilizations needs to be dusted off.

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