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It takes a holiday village
Sheila Liaugminas | 31 December 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Christmas decorations, global village, goodwill, holiday village, Hurricane Sandy, light and dark, Newtown, Connecticut
Most Christmas decorations didn’t get out of storage this year and what went up was simple and nice and enough. But one little string of lights I couldn’t get to turned out to be more illuminating that I could have…

Three vignettes about Christmas and the Demographic Winter
Jennifer Roback Morse | 26 December 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Christmas, demographic winter, loneliness
We Baby Boomers rationalized having fewer kids by saying we were Saving the Earth. As luck would have it, our ecological religion of smaller families allowed us higher incomes and consumption than we could have had any other way. But…

Will Egypt become a totalitarian state?
Robert R. Reilly | 26 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Egypt, Islam, Muslim Brotherhood
The Muslim Brotherhood wants to control all aspects of the state and personal life after consolidating its power.

What Child Is This?
Sheila Liaugminas | 25 December 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Bethlehem, Christmas, Jesus Christ
That’s the name of a Christmas hymn. But like so many others this year, hymns I’ve heard all my life and I know by rote, it’s striking me as profound.

End of the World
| 21 December 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Bible prophecy, end times prophecy, Mayan calendar, What Jesus Really Said
Being a pop culture, it’s no suprise that everyone seemed to get on the bandwagon that the Mayan calendar pointed to December 21st, 2012 as the end of our time. It was likely just the end of their space on…

Merry Christmas!
Marcus Roberts | 21 December 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Christmas
Merry Christmas!

Obamacare HHS mandate gets judicial correction
Sheila Liaugminas | 20 December 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Becket Fund, contraception mandate, freedom of religion, HHS mandate, Obamacare, religious liberty, U.S. Constitution
It was always wrong. But because it was issued by executive fiat, its violation of law had to go through the process of being tried, and there are many lawsuits standing against it.

Judge Robert Bork, R.I.P
Sheila Liaugminas | 20 December 2012 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catholic convert, Judge Robert Bork, rule of law, Senate confirmation hearings, Supreme Court nominee
May the tributes this great jurist deserves establish his legacy, and may the caricatures fade away.

Spindle’s End
Tim Golden | 20 December 2012 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: classics, fairy tales, fantasy, magic
A modern retelling of an old fairy tale for young adults.

Emerald: the color of 2013
Katie Hinderer | 20 December 2012 | TIGER PRINT
How to wear Pantone's color of the year, Emerald, in 2013

Wife Sharing in India
Marcus Roberts | 19 December 2012 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: gendercide, India, wife-sharing
Another pernicious consequence of gendercide in India.

The paradoxes of gun control
Tim Lee | 18 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, gun control
Schools are not the only places where children should be protected against a violent death.

Assessing California’s ban on “conversion therapies”
Melinda Selmys | 18 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: conversion therapy, homosexuality
A ban on "gay conversion" therapies for teenagers has been harshly criticised. But the issues are not as simple as they might seem at first glance.

Favourite books of 2012
Harley J. Sims and Clare Cannon | 18 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, books, literature, reading
Looking for a good read over the Christmas holidays? A late present? Look no further.

“These tragedies must end”
Michael Cook | 18 December 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, divorce, gun control, rampage shooting
Why are so many rampage killers the sons of divorce?

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