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One of Amazon’s “Top 20” for 2013
Jennifer Minicus | 31 July 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: humor, mystery
Imagine growing up without a local public library.

The onward march of evil euphemisms
Brian Pollard | 31 July 2013 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: euphemisms, marketing, opinion polls
Love and commitment are splendid words, but do they mean the same in same-sex marriage?

Kids enjoying being kids
Shannon Roberts | 31 July 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Children, Parenting
85% of American kids like being the age they are, rather than wishing to be older or looking forward to growing up.

Identifying China’s successors
George Friedman | 31 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, Stratfor, world economy
As costs rise in China, businessmen are moving their factories to countries where they can manufacture more cheaply.

Are Poland’s Lipka Tatars a model for European Muslims?
Glenn Kates | 31 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: European identity, Islam, Poland
For centuries a small Muslim community has flourished in Poland.

Research brief: parental notification for abortion
Nicole M. King | 31 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: abortion, parental notification
If doctors are required to tell a girl's parents if she seeks an abortion, are there more suicides?

Play always on the offensive!
Michael Cook | 30 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, Pope Francis, World Youth Day
After Rio, it’s clear that Christianity is not about to be consigned to the dustbin of history.

Pope Francis surprised media with candid presser
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 July 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, social integration, World Youth Day Rio, young adult faithful
News alerts blared that the pope said he won’t judge homosexuals. The more accurate headline would have been: ‘Pope Upholds Church Teaching.’

Romance in teen fiction
Clare Cannon | 30 July 2013 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: adolescence, character, friendship, romance, young adult
There’s nothing quite like a good romance. But what makes a literary romance ‘good’ or ‘bad’ for teens?

The childless twenty-somethings
Marcus Roberts | 30 July 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: childlessness, economic crisis, society
Economic and social pressures are creating an upward shift in the age at which couples are having children.

Born to be king?
Adam Grace | 30 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Royal baby
Not all Englishmen rejoiced in the birth of the United Kingdom's Royal Baby and the accompanying media tornado. Adam Grace offers a republican perspective.

It’s a girl: The three deadliest words in the world
Evan Grae Davis | 30 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, gendercide, India, sex selective abortion
An estimated 200 million girls are missing. How can the world community stand by and allow gendercide to continue? asks the maker of a documentary film on this scandal.

Welcome to the surveillance economy
Martin Hirst | 29 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: privacy, surveillance
The value of Big Data is said to be nearly $40 billion per year -- and it's growing rapidly.

Which comes first: changing the culture or changing the law?
James S. Cole | 29 July 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court, United States
It is a huge mistake for foes of legalized abortion to retire from the political arena.

Is demography destiny after all?
Dermot Grenham | 29 July 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: falling birth rates
Whoever coined the phrase should have trademarked it. He'd be making a mint.

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