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Is kids TV ready for “gay marriage”?
Mariette Ulrich | 31 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child safety, same-sex marriage, television
Yes, according to an online petition.

Premature victory celebration
George Friedman | 30 August 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: International Criminal Court, Libya, Stratfor
Why was nearly every prediction about the war in Libya wrong?

Sauntering beyond good and evil
Michael Cook | 30 August 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: amoralism, atheism, morality
In a race to the bottom of ethics, an American philosopher may have got there first.

What happened to school choice?
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 August 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Department of Education, Dr. Alveda King, public education, school choice
I’m told it’s the political power of unions. Makes me wonder about all the good teachers trapped in a system without the power to express or carry out their own ideas.

Pedophilia as another ‘choice’?!
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 August 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: American Psychological Association, pedophilia
Last week, I heard for the first time a news story about the latest attempt to soften the attitude of mental health professionals and the public toward pedophiles. No. Stop.

Deselecting and selecting our children
Margaret Somerville | 30 August 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: Down syndrome, genetic testing
Is a society without disabled citizens really a perfect society?

Wisdom’s Kiss: a book for brave readers
Clare Cannon | 30 August 2011 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: fairy tales, romance, young adult
I love Catherine Gilbert Murdock's writing because it is intelligent, highly unconventional and always makes me laugh.

Will a story about dieting help your overweight child?
Mariette Ulrich | 30 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: books, child obesity, eating disorders
If I had a definitive (and easy) solution to the dilemma of overweight children, I might well be a millionaire. As it is, life tends to be a little more difficult and complex.

Defense of Marriage
Sheila Liaugminas | 29 August 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, Bishop Salvatore Cordileone, civil unions, defense of marriage, same-sex marriage
The thought suddenly occurs that whether people are defending the historically universal recognition of the dignity and sanctity of life, marriage, family or faith….they do happen to be on the defense these days.

Shouldn’t we just normalise cohabitation?
Carolyn Moynihan | 29 August 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: cohabitation, marriage
Is shacking up only a problem because the couples lack social acceptance?

How come you don’t want one?
Jan Gothard | 29 August 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: disability, Down syndrome, genetic screening
My daughter with Down syndrome has never been a source of shame to our family, but our lives would have been easier if people had been more understanding.

The Search for WondLa
Jennifer Minicus | 29 August 2011 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: girls, science fiction
This science fiction novel introduces us to the world of Orbona.

Tightening of abortion rules in the UK could result in 60,000 less abortions
Shannon Buckley | 28 August 2011 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: abortion, Law, United Kingdom
The abortion rules in the United Kingdom are set to be tightened in what has been described as "the biggest shake-up in a generation". The plan would introduce a mandatory obligation on abortion clinics to offer women access to independent…

Being born is a right
Sheila Liaugminas | 28 August 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, family planning, religion
So in the daily sweep of news stories, sometimes certain headlines or blog post titles grab attention more than others. Sometimes it’s only a matter of better headline writing, rather than story content.

No More Babies in Portugal by 3000 AD
Marcus Roberts | 26 August 2011 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: fertility rate
The Economist figures out when the last baby will be born in different countries based on current fertility levels.

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