Peter Singer's new book on philanthropy reveals a dark side to utilitarianism
Ferguson is not a special case
The riots in Ferguson remind us that many people who believe in justice are comfortable watching its miscarriage.
Elderspeak is demeaning
Why are residents of nursing homes addressed as if they were children?
Australia: advice for the new management
A few ethical voices crying in the wilderness can make a major difference.
The next human rights revolution
China’s totalitarian system threatens justice on a global scale, says a renowned human rights activist.
Safe in the right hands
A retired military and foreign affairs expert makes the case for allowing Americans to have and carry guns.
Whose choice? How new rights may expand old oppression
Wherever men make women’s sexual decisions for them, the option of abortion will be a man’s choice.
Living With Dead Hearts
China's kidnapped children, and what one father learned from his search.
US v. Windsor: a pit stop, not the finish line
The murky reasoning of the Supreme Court suggests that it is searching for reasons to justify imposing "gay marriage" on states which have not already legalized it.
Terrorism triangle in Boston
Complex rather than single causality is the norm, not the exception, for terrorism.
Why should we care about Boston?
Some Australian journalists have asked why so much coverage was given to American deaths and so little to deaths in Iraq. Are they right?
The law and Martin Luther King Jr
Fifty years ago this week, Martin Luther King Jr was sitting in a jail in Birmingham, Alabama, for marching against segregation. From his cell he wrote a stunning analysis of what constitutes a just law.
Mandate of the People
Politics can be dirty, but it will be cleaner if decent people get involved.
A case for bureaucratic clawback
When a fight over a cat goes to federal court it is time to call on a Catholic principle.
“We will never surrender”
A marriage advocate offers a state legislature about to redefine marriage some advice and predictions.
The case for loving the disabled
The value of the disabled and the love they inspire is the subject of a new 900-page book, Far From the Tree
Entitlement America - a nation of takers?
The ballooning of the welfare state is corrupting the American character as well as burdening generations to come, argues a scholar.
Where an exhausted society can flourish again
Between the government and the individual is a vital space which both conservatives and liberals are neglecting.
Requiem for a truth-teller
Historian Eugene Genovese was a teller of truth, even when the truth to be told was ugly, embarrassing, humiliating.
Of wars and women
The rhetoric of warfare in the US election campaign masks an unjust cause.
The butler did it
... and was given a fair and transparent hearing in the first major criminal trial in the Vatican in modern times.
Freedom of conscience? Non!
Canadian Francophone media close minds on the subject of the unborn child.
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