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More US women 40 and childless

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 June 2010
Nearly one in five American women ends her childbearing years without having borne a child, compared with one in ten in the 1970s, the Pew Research Centre reports. Practically the only group of women less likely to be childless now compared with about two decades ago are those with advanced degrees.

German homeschooling family granted political asylum in USA

Carolyn Moynihan | 04 February 2010
How serious is America about parental rights in education? Pretty serious, it seems. Last week an immigration judge in the US granted political asylum to a German family who want to homeschool their children -- something that is illegal in Germany. Germany for its part is very serious about suppressing what it calls “parallel societies” based on religion or worldview -- which is how it sees homeschoolers.

President Obama to kids: be responsible

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 September 2009
After all the brouhaha leading up to President Obama’s back to school address to America’s students, he gave them a first-rate pep talk that no-one in their right mind could disagree with. It was about taking responsibility for one’s own path in life, discovering what they are good at, setting goals and putting in the serious work to achieve them.

19 kids and counting

Carolyn Moynihan | 07 September 2009
We have featured a couple of very large families on MercatorNet -- a New Zealand family with 14 children and a Spanish family with 15 (now 16) -- but both are outstripped by the Duggar family of Tontitown, Arkansas.
 

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