social and political issues
Michael Cook | 20 May 2013 |
tags: bioethics, breast cancer, celebrities
Angelina Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy made headlines around the world. But is she sending women the right message?
Ricardo Crespo | 10 May 2013 |
Were the theories of the 20th Century's most famous economist blemished by the fact that he was a homosexual? An expert on Keynes says No.
The Queen has retired – long live the King!
Susie Protschky | 01 May 2013 |
tags: monarchy, Netherlands, Queen Beatrix
The abdication of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands marks the end of one of the longest periods of continuous female rule in modern European history.
Playing with fire in West, Texas
Karl D. Stephan | 30 April 2013 |
tags: business ethics, engineering
Ammonium nitrate fertiliser seems like a simple material, but it has a history of causing devastating explosions which have killed hundreds of people.
Why is Europe committing demographic suicide?
Carolyn Moynihan | 11 April 2013 |
Frankly, not even the experts have the faintest idea.
A sense of purpose
Peter Smith | 09 April 2013 |
tags: Margaret Thatcher, obituaries, UK
Mrs Thatcher’s steely resolve to improve Britain is sorely needed today, but tempered by compassion for the post-industrial working class.
She served her country well
Joanna Bogle | 09 April 2013 |
tags: Margaret Thatcher, obituaries, UK
Courage, kindness and conviction were the hallmarks of the Margaret Thatcher I knew.
The Cyprus bailout: a disturbing precedent
George Friedman | 27 March 2013 |
tags: Cyprus bailout, European Union, Germany
European policy makers have broken a barrier that has been in place since the 1930s.
Let human bodies stay priceless
Margaret Somerville | 19 March 2013 |
Turning organs into commercially-traded commodities will subtly alter our relationships.
Europe, unemployment and instability
George Friedman | 07 March 2013 |
tags: Europe, financial crisis, Stratfor, unemployment
The European crisis is no longer finance but the devastating effects of unemployment.
Bracingly liberal views
Dwight G. Duncan | 28 February 2013 |
tags: law, obituaries, political correctness
Legal scholar Ronald Dworkin, the grand old man of political correctness, died earlier this month.
What money can’t buy
Michael Cook | 26 February 2013 |
What is the proper role of money and markets in a democratic society? How can we protect the priceless goods in moral and civic life from being bought and sold?
RIOT gear: your online trail just got way more visible
Tama Leaver | 18 February 2013 |
tags: online privacy, privacy, social media
You are probably leaving clues galore about your life on the internet.
A case for bureaucratic clawback
Denyse O'Leary | 01 February 2013 |
tags: animal welfare, justice, subsidiarity
When a fight over a cat goes to federal court it is time to call on a Catholic principle.
Why men fight
Robert R. Reilly | 26 January 2013 |
Will women in front-line combat duty change the way men behave in combat?
Laughter misplaced in Les Misérables
Alma Acevedo | 21 January 2013 |
tags: cinema, Les Misérables, manners, texting
When an audience member laughs (while texting) at one of the most moving moments in Les Misérables, what does it say about today's society and the individuals who inhabit it?
Avoiding the Wars That Never End
George Friedman | 16 January 2013 |
tags: terrorism, United States, warfare
The United States is being forced by the permanent warfare being waged by Islamist terrorists to alter its strategic view of the world.
Pro-lifers taking a new direction
William West | 15 January 2013 |
tags: abortion, human dignity, human rights, prisons, pro-life
Prison reform is human dignity issue that needs to be addressed urgently.
Will Egypt become a totalitarian state?
Robert R. Reilly | 26 December 2012 |
tags: Egypt, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood
The Muslim Brotherhood wants to control all aspects of the state and personal life after consolidating its power.
The third rail of feminism
Michael Cook | 11 December 2012 |
tags: Africa, female genital mutilation, feminism
Why isn't the media interested in the facts about the controversial practice of female genital mutilation?
The marriage gap in the women’s vote
Meg T. McDonnell | 03 December 2012 |
tags: 2012 elections, marriage gap, women vote
President Obama won 65 percent of the single women's vote by promising to look after them.
“Till death do us part”
Teresa Cooney and Christine Proulx | 29 November 2012 |
tags: ageing, divorce, end-of-life care
As millions of divorced baby boomers age, some are rediscovering the meaning of their marriage vows.
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