Policies: the forgotten element in the US election
The stakes in November are high. Why isn't the media covering policy debates?
Why your kids shouldn’t be your friends
Because you love them and want the best for them.
The declining institution of marriage in China
Further signs that China's longterm population prospects are not rosy.
Young adult novel meets social agenda
Teens deserve better than what this book has to offer.
Hubris and hype in stem cell research
The recent news about 'motherless babies' was gobbled up by gullible media
The toxic fumes of democracy
Heated debate and stable democracy go hand in hand, even with same-sex marriage
Regensburg, Ratzinger, and our crisis of reason
Defending reason from fideism and 'feelings'.
The spy in your pocket
A philosopher describes how our privacy is threatened by the continuing encroachment of technology.
Pay no attention to the man behind the algorithm
Our digital gatekeepers fall short of their own hype.
What your kids will remember about you
Five important things to take note of.
How the internet is changing the way we live
A new book by British academic Timothy Garton Ash is a magisterial look at free speech in an ultra-connected world
To destroy monuments is to destroy a people
A recent book gives a compelling account of the disappearing religious architecture of Syria.
Population engineering ideology rears its ugly head
It's a discredited and antiquated idea.
The future of SCOTUS is at stake no matter who…
The next US president will have a unique opportunity to mould the Supreme Court bench
Gloria Steinem to the rescue
Ageing feminist icon discovers the reason for global warming: forced childbirth
The Dutch do it better
A Belgian child was euthanised last week. Now they're studying a child euthanasia clinic in the Netherlands
America, prepare to take your medicine
Never before have voters elected a crook, knowing that she was a crook
Pope Francis to religious leaders: ‘We must be artisans of peace’
'Peace alone, and not war, is holy,' says Francis at Assisi gathering.
Denmark, migration and racism
Is it racist to control who comes to one's country?
Is there really no difference between straight and gay parenting?
The consensus is flawed by small-scale studies, badly framed questions and poorly understood data
To strengthen schools, start with the family
New research shows family structure is strongly linked to educational success.
Euthanasia for kids kicks off in Belgium
The first death under the country's new law occurred last week
America’s legendary ignorance about Africa persists
Negative perceptions continue to dominate the thinking of major political leaders
The new religion of transgenderism in Australian schools
Australia's Safe Schools program is so bizarre and fact-free that you can describe it as a cult, says an academic
Sophie Ellis-Bextor inspires with her family ethic
An inspiration where other pop stars fail to be.