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A growing movement against fracking

2014.04.24 The news coming out of the UK that the MP Caroline Lucas has been cleared of all the charges laid against her for taking part in a protest against fracking is excellent to hear, and suggests that the movement against this particularly damaging form of energy extraction is gaining more and more popularity around…

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TIJERINA: Sexual revolution has spawned disposable families

2014.04.22 It is somewhat ironic that as Washington lawmakers and the Beltway media look back on the 50-year war on poverty, they overlook another equally significant 50-year anniversary that has actually limited the success of this effort: the sexual permissiveness of the 1960s cultural revolution. That revolution championed a culture in which rules, responsibility and…

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Hatred through the ages

2014.04.22 To some extent, last week’s shooting at a Jewish community centre in Kansas City should seem unexceptional. After all, shootings in the US are not exactly rare – both in terms of individual gun crimes and multiple shootings like this one. The fact that only three people were killed should, if anything, make it…

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Science Centre Singapore unveils KidsSTOP™ Mascots and theme song to bring science closer to pre-schoolers

2014.04.21 On April 17, 2014 Science Centre Singapore (SCS) unveiled the five KidsSTOP™ mascots and theme song in order to bring science closer to pre-schoolers through fun and emotive engagement. The theme song has been jointly produced by Singapore Polytechnic students and Science Centre Singapore, as part of KidsSTOP™’s community outreach programme. KidsSTOP™, scheduled to…

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Criminalising forced marriage in the UK: why it will not help women

2014.04.21 Under the umbrella of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Bill which reached report stage on 8 January, new proposals criminalising forced marriage are due for their penultimate reading in the House of Lords in the next few days [as of January 2014] before becoming law. This is one of the most strongly contested legislations relating…

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The death of Detroit

2014.04.21 The city of Detroit has been seen as many things to many people. A city is such a huge and unknowable entity that every view we take can only be partial, colored by our own political perspective and background. Some of the lenses that have been used to view the wreckage and ruin of…

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Morals and Society

2014.04.18 Today we hear many complaints from the older generation that our modern times are immoral and vicious. Young people are disconnected from God and live deeply in sin, while the previous generations had pure morals, honored God, and therefore had no problems. The idea of going back to “better and old fashioned times” is…

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