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Egypt’s crisis in a global context
George Friedman | 31 January 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Egypt, Middle East, Stratfor
Whatever happens internally, a change of foreign policy would have profound effects on the way the world works.

Marry, be happier, live longer
Carolyn Moynihan | 31 January 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: commitment, happiness, marriage
A good, lasting marriage makes the spouses happier and healthier and increases their lifespan, compared with cohabitation. On average. That’s the net finding of a review of 148 studies in seven European countries, according to an editorial in the British…

When is abortion murder?
Sheila Liaugminas | 31 January 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion law, Kermit Gosnell, Pennsylvania abortionist
What went on in the Pennsylvania abortion clinic authorities called a “house of horrors” raises critical questions that can’t go by as news cycles change.

Joan of Arc? Now?
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 January 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Joan of Arc, Mark Twain, political life, Pope Benedict catechesis, Profiles in Audacity
The feast day of this fearless woman is May 30. So why was Pope Benedict devoting attention to her in his Wednesday audience this week?

Professional sports in the age of Twitter
Katie Hinderer | 30 January 2011 | TIGER PRINT
tags: football, sports, technology, twitter
But the random Twitter and Facebook comments of fans who were doing their best to rile up Packers fans until the moment we knew lost was inevitable aren’t as interesting as the tweets teammates, fellow football players and commentators were…

Find a Stranger, Say Goodbye
Tim Golden | 30 January 2011 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adoption, young adult
Before heading to college, Natalie decides to find her birth mother.

Tasmania’s new premier backs euthanasia
Michael Cook | 29 January 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Tasmania
The new Premier of the Australian state of Tasmania has promised to back a voluntary euthanasia bill. Lara Giddings, a 38-year-old career Labor politician, has stepped into the leadership after David Bartlett resigned to spend more time with his young…

Who was missing from the March for Life?
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 January 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: March for Life, Planned Parenthood, Roe v. Wade, smartphones for life, social networking, text and tweet for life, young pro-lifers
The news media. Last year Newsweek tried to claim young women were the ones missing. That fallacy exposed, they tried just ignoring it this year. So did most other big outlets. But media blackouts don’t work anymore. Except to marginalize…

No right to assisted suicide, says European Rights Court
Michael Cook | 29 January 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: assisted suicide, human rights
There is no human right to assisted suicide, the European Court of Human Rights has declared, in a unanimous verdict.

How’s life in the US?
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 January 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Declaration of Independence, March for Life, Roe v. Wade, State of the Union, U.S. Constitution, unalienable rights
What irony that the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the March for Life, and the State of the Union all fall in the same week.

March for life takes on a new meaning for me
Katie Hinderer | 28 January 2011 | TIGER PRINT
tags: abortion, children, youth
Experiencing all of this right at the anniversary of the legalization of abortion in the United States was a stark contrast of the choices that some women make to terminate their pregnancies; to say no to this joy my entire…

Why Obama’s “hope” platform failed
Theo Hobson | 28 January 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, liberalism, religion
It appealed to a liberal-religious alliance that had disappeared.

Abortionist charged with murder
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 January 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortionist murder charge, Born Alive Infants Protection Act, newborn protection, partial-birth abortion
Jarring headline. Not that abortion doesn't take human life every day. But startling to see that law enforcement and media actually noticed.

Dutch activists planning euthanasia clinic
Michael Cook | 27 January 2011 | CAREFUL! |  
tags: Netherlands
The Dutch voluntary euthanasia society (NVVE) is planning to open an eight-person clinic in 2012 where people can go to end their lives. It estimates that about 1,000 people a year would take advantage of its facilities. It would cater…

Dickens fans will enjoy Matthew Pearl’s The Last Dickens
Clare Cannon | 27 January 2011 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adventure, historical fiction, mystery, romance, young adult
An intriguing story around Dickens’ final and only half-finished novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood.

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