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Shannon Roberts | 30 November 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: abortion, Birth, Maternity Care, New Zealand
Having just had a baby in New Zealand, I think that welcoming new people to the world (when they are a wanted baby that is) is something that New Zealand does pretty well.

Do early swimming lessons give kids the best start?
William West | 30 November 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
Early swimming lessons may help children to develop on all levels, including their physical, mental, emotional and spiritual development.

For Gaza, is it really now or never?
Peter Smith | 30 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Gaza, Israel, Palestine
Peace will be impossible for a generation if we do nothing to improve life for people in Gaza, even if that means working with Hamas.

Post-election ruminations
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 November 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: demographics, Eric Metaxas, GOP, post-elections, public opinion, public policy debates, social issues, tolerance
And they are revealing. Not only about what went wrong for champions of one candidate, much of one party and many advocates of important causes, but how to learn from that. High level disagreement there…

Gaza, Catalonia and romantic nationalism
George Friedman | 29 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catalonia, Gaza, nationalism, Stratfor
Romantic nationalism can fulfill a people's dreams or nightmares and usually does both.

Black Friday makes for a black hole
Mary Sheehan Warren | 29 November 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: consumerism, fashion
After a weekend like this last one, where does one even begin?

Re-examining a controversial gay parenting study
Carolyn Moynihan | 29 November 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: same-sex parenting
No, not Mark Regnerus' one this time, but one finding no statistically significant difference between same-sex and opposite sex outcomes.

“Till death do us part”
Christine Proulx and Teresa Cooney | 29 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: ageing, divorce, end-of-life care
As millions of divorced baby boomers age, some are rediscovering the meaning of their marriage vows.

Polish/Scottish Worries
Marcus Roberts | 29 November 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: ageing population, fertility rate, healthcare, Poland, Scotland
Two more European countries are starting to fret about their demographic future.

Unlearning Liberty
Denyse O'Leary | 28 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, freedom of speech, higher education
American universities are discouraging students from expressing controversial views.

The myth of “Mr Mom”
Jenet Erickson | 28 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: fatherhood, genderless parenting, motherhood
Promoting “genderless parenting” contradicts what the facts show us about the benefits of having a mom and a dad.

Parents urged to intervene in teens’ online life
William West | 28 November 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: child development, internet safety, social media
Conferences around the world are urging parents and teachers to take a stronger line in young people's digital activities.

That’s What I’d Do
Jennifer Minicus | 28 November 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: music, picture books
Simply enchanting.

Justices order Obamacare back to court
Sheila Liaugminas | 27 November 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Affordable Care Act, Chief Justice John Roberts, healthcare tax, HHS mandate, individual mandate, Obamacare, religious liberty, Supreme Court
Had President Obama lost the election, it would have been eliminated and replaced by new healthcare reform. But his win doesn’t assure that his signature legislation will survive intact.

Kenya shaping up to reap a demographic dividend
Seamus Grimes | 27 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: corruption, demographic dividend, Kenya
But violence born of poverty and ethnic rivalries demand that leaders look beyond their own political agendas.

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