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The President needs a history lesson
Robert R. Reilly | 30 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Barack Obama, Planned Parenthood
The President's fulsome praise of Planned Parenthood ignores its shameful origin in racist eugenics.

Tasmania’s intimidating abortion bill
Michael Cook | 30 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, conscientious objection, Tasmania
Deregistration, heavy fines and jail terms threaten those who voice their opposition to abortion.

Playing with fire in West, Texas
Karl D. Stephan | 30 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
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.

Kermit Gosnell: the back alley abortionist Roe ensconced
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 April 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion logic, abortion trial, Gosnell trial, infanticide, Kermit Gosnell, late term abortion, Roe v. Wade
But that’s giving away one of the punchlines of a very lengthy, gut-wrenching, soul-searching article in the Wall Street Journal the other day that, taken together with the commentaries and articles linked within it, is filled with punches to the…

Is Africa’s rise a false dawn?
Michael Cook | 30 April 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: economics, The Economist
The Economist hosted a debate on the topic: How real is the rise of Africa? This short video summarises the ensuing discussion. Fascinating stuff.

Making a world fit for the young
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: human ecology, intergenerational equity, youth
Human ecology is a youth issue, too, if only the young would realise that.

Ageing Matilda and the threat to democracy
Luke Kemp | 30 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Australian politics, democracy, intergenerational equity
A young Australian argues that youth interests need protection against an emerging gerontocracy.

Vater, Vater, Mutter, Mutter, Kind
Andrew E. Harrod | 30 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: diversity, Germany, same-sex parenting
A German parliamentarian's homosexual household (and friends) takes the next step in "family diversity".

Does sex still sell? Apparently not
Chelsea Houghton | 29 April 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Cleo magazine, sex sells, women's magazines
Does sex still sell? Apparently not, to young women in 2013.

Iron Man 3
Raffaele Chiarulli | 29 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: action movies, film reviews
Shane Black has successfully reinvented Iron Man with a combination of humour and depth.

World’s Oldest Man Turns 116
Shannon Roberts | 29 April 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Age, Japan
Ten days ago on the 19th of April, the world’s oldest person celebrated his 116th birthday in Kyoto, Japan, becoming the oldest person ever (well at least that we know of!). He was born all the way back in 1897.…

I am Africa, this is my Story
Robert Odero | 29 April 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: africa story
"What is Africa for you?" Everyone loves a good story because they fascinate, edify and humanize us and help us interpret our world. Ultimately, every story represents a certain vision or picture of reality.

A “Must Have” for Every Child’s Personal Library
Jennifer Minicus | 29 April 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: classics, fairy tales, fantasy, short stories
An absolutely charming collection of stories from the woman who wrote the lyrics to "Morning Has Broken."

What is it with celebrities and same-sex marriage?
Blaise Joseph | 28 April 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: Australia, Media
The singer Ricky Martin gave his thoughts on same-sex marriage while he was in Australia. Do stories like this get more attention than they deserve?

The pressure of proposing
Tamara El-Rahi | 26 April 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: marriage, public proposal
Somewhere along the way, proposals have become almost bigger and more important than the engagement (and dare I say, marriage?) itself! A topic I’ve been thinking of writing about, it became reinforced today when I read an article titled “Are…

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