Is Facebook interfering with midterm US elections? Or any elections?
We can’t elect a government to be better than we are.
“Celebrate same-sex wedding or go to jail”
Ordained ministers face three and a half years in jail and $7,000 in fines.
Does high tech necessarily lead to grievous inequality, and anyway does it matter?
Does the unequal ability to buy a Ferrari really cause much non-self-inflicted suffering?
Blood is thicker than water
Ariana is proud of her Afghan heritage.
Dangers for export giants Germany and China
Around the globe, many fear a major readjustment of politics and economies.
The final dismissal
Gough Whitlam, the charismatic protagonist of Australia's most momentous constitutional crisis, has died at 98.
Challenged by the internet, professional journalism pushes back
As the dust settles from this newest wave of technology, what is emerging is a new hybridity.
See it before you read it
One of those rare occasions when the movie could be better than the book.
Bigger the wedding, more likely the divorce?
It's all about your attitude.
Towards the Next Big Thing
What comes after same-sex marriage? A law professor shows the way.
The slow death of traditional media
I left a proposed comfortable life in the academy to be a journalist. But times change.
Synod wrap: What else got discussed, how Francis concluded
What most media didn’t cover, or cover well.
Looking where Gaudi looked
The architectural genius behind the most extraordinary church in the world was the subject of a recent international congress.
A renewed global focus on the rights of children
A new global institute questions when adult 'rights' impinge on a child's happiness.
The futility of war
The life of a young girl in Hiroshima during WWII.
Apple and Facebook are putting their eggs in the wrong…
Instead, they should increase their pathetic maternity and parental leave benefits.
Can massive databases reveal a whole new set of truths?
The myth of big data is that it is a magical way around relating to people in order to understand…
Synod drama: Church, culture, politics and media collide
Now we have a tangled web.
Marriage helps beat breast cancer
No pink ribbon can replace the support of a spouse.
Will egg freezing liberate women?
Big corporations like Apple and Facebook are covering the cost of egg freezing for women employees.
Ebola can only be beaten if we pull together
There's no need for the US to panic, as long as people act like adults, not spoiled teens.
Synod report: Is there a seismic shift in Catholic approach to marriage?
No. There’s no change whatsoever in the Catholic Church’s teaching and doctrine on marriage and sexuality, contrary to what you…
USA Labour Force Participation Revisited
John Marlin provides some further thoughts on the USA's low rate.
China’s virtuous president
Is Xi Jinping promoting Confucian virtue, or is his interest in the Sage more pragmatic?
Canada at a deadly crossroads
As the Supreme Court prepares to review euthanasia, a group of distinguished doctors warns of serious consequences.