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Captain America saves the world. Again.
Laura Cotta Ramosino | 30 June 2014 | POPCORN |  
tags: action, comic books, Marvel
Preposterous, but delightful and intelligent.


Study: Underage sexting is common but risks child porn law charges
Denyse O'Leary | 30 June 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Internet use, sexualisation of children, texting
Young people should learn early not to send anything that would embarrass them if rebroadcast.


Marriage, marketing, and intimidation
Doug Mainwaring | 30 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: same-sex marriage
Proponents of same-sex marriage haven’t won in the arena of ideas but through manipulation and threats.


The joys of a simple life
Jennifer Minicus | 30 June 2014 | READING MATTERS |  
tags: picture books
A city boy discovers happiness at a country home.


Men’s brains are hardwired for…fatherhood
Tamara El-Rahi | 30 June 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: fatherhood, men, parenting
Men are underestimated when it comes to parenting.


World Cup 2014 Demography
Marcus Roberts | 30 June 2014 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: football, World Cup
Based on population, the USA should definitely win the football World Cup.


Can online degrees help make education more accessible?
Denyse O'Leary | 28 June 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: employment, tuition debt, university
We can find out in advance whether a degree is likely to form the basis of a career or just be an expensive labour of love.


Don’t expect stable families without a living wage
Carolyn Moynihan | 27 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: conservatives, family policy, just wage
There’s a conservative case for a just wage and a couple of marriage researchers have just made it.


This week’s Citadel of Political Correctness Award goes to
Michael Cook | 27 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: homophobia, honor killings, Islam, political correctness
A Festival of Dangerous Ideas has turned into a Celebration of Conventional Thoughts.


In Europe’s schools, national values infringe religious freedom
Olivier Roy | 27 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: Europe, identity politics, religious liberty, secularism
A national (secular) identity is not the answer to religious fundamentalism.


Does reading on screen lead to greater illiteracy?
Denyse O'Leary | 27 June 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: books, Internet use, literacy
There doesn’t seem to be hard evidence that e-reading inclines people who would read serious works to start reading celeb gossip mags or vampire potboilers instead.


Unpacking the labels in the abortion debate
Margaret Somerville | 26 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Canada
Like North Korea and China, Canada has no abortion law. What is to be done?


There are no ‘gay’ people
Bernard Toutounji | 26 June 2014 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: homosexuality, language
Human beings cannot be reduced to one-word slogans.


Youth crime, curfews - and what else?
Carolyn Moynihan | 26 June 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: crime, family breakdown, youth
When 13-year-olds are in court for murder, it is time for communities to stand in for parents.


Why taekwondo won’t save girls from date rape
Karee Santos | 26 June 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: date rape, sexual violence
Miss USA says that girls need martial arts. What they really need is to stay out of harm's way.


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