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The rise of the campus brownshirt in the academic wasteland
Denyse O'Leary | 31 May 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: academic freedom, campus culture, new media
Brownshirts are political thugs bent on suppressing civil liberties or ideas they disapprove via noisy demonstrations, hinting at violence to come.

Is this democracy? 28 EU commissioners veto 2 million strong petition
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, democracy, embryonic stem cell research, European Union
You don’t have to be a Eurosceptic to have issues with Big Europe.

Pope Francis, the Holocaust, and abortion
Sheila Liaugminas | 30 May 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: abortion, Holocaust Memorial, Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II, Yad Vashem
We need to be reminded of lessons we vow never to forget.

Gender beyond the binary: implications for marriage
Barend Vlaardingerbroek | 30 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: gender theory, marriage, natural family
The legal recognition of new gender identities will further distance marriage from the natural family unit.

Mercenaries and slaves
Tim Golden | 30 May 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: slavery
A tragic story about revenge.

The secret of success, from top CEOs
Tamara El-Rahi | 29 May 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: parenting, success
Here’s a clue: ask their parents

Motherhood at 40: how women came to believe a modern myth
Miriam Zoll | 29 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: infertility, IVF
It's time the media and sex education told the truth about women's fertility.

Is the Internet safe? Well, is our neighbourhood safe?
Denyse O'Leary | 28 May 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: internet safety
Acting prudently gives us as much peace of mind as we can realistically have in the world as it is.

Japanese panel proposes urgent measures
Shannon Roberts | 28 May 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: economics, fertility, government, Japan
Japan is finally starting to sit up and take notice of its fertility dilemma.

A cultural package that sorts winners from losers
Mary Rice Hasson | 28 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, The American Dream, virtue
The Tiger Mom (with co-author) has another go at explaining what makes for success.

Romania’s delicate balance
George Friedman | 28 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: foreign policy, Romania, Russia, United States
They fear Russian aggression but distrust America's sense of commitment.

Explainer: do 97% of scientists fear global warming?
Michael Cook | 27 May 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, climate change, environment, John Kerry
How did they reach this figure without doing a poll?

Pope Francis and Middle East peace
Sheila Liaugminas | 27 May 2014 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Holy Land pilgrimage, Pope Francis, President Ahmoud Abbas, President Shimon Peres, Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Sheikh Omar Abboud
On this journey, he took two notable friends from Argentina: Rabbi Abraham Skorka and Sheikh Omar Abboud. What did that mean, and what did it accomplish?

A good read-aloud
Jane Fagan | 27 May 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: picture books
A short bedtime story.

The fine line between self-esteem and narcissism
Tamara El-Rahi | 26 May 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: narcissism, parenting, self-esteem
How do you bring up kids who feel loved rather than superior?

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