Barack Obama

Before he tries to regulate anything…

Sheila Liaugminas | 17 September 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: animal rights, Barack Obama, cloning, embryos
Obama's regulatory czar needs to learn some facts of life.

What happened to post-racial politics?

Sheila Liaugminas | 16 September 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, racism
And post-partisan government? We’re more divided now than we’ve been in a long time.

The right question

Sheila Liaugminas | 11 September 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, education, politics
It was a bit overstated for the media to characterize conservative outrage over President Obama’s address to the nation’s schoolchildren as “foolish” or overblown.

Settle down and take a deep breath

Sheila Liaugminas | 09 September 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, health care reform, United States
Republicans are hearing from constituents that they want to restart the process of reforming health care in America.

President Obama to kids: be responsible

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 September 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Barack Obama, education, United States
After all the brouhaha leading up to President Obama’s back to school address to America’s students, he gave them a first-rate pep talk that no-one in their right mind could disagree with. It was about taking responsibility for one’s own path in life, discovering what they are good at, setting goals and putting in the serious work to achieve them.

The Democrats after Kennedy

Godfrey Hodgson | 31 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Edward Kennedy, United States
What Obama must now do is to articulate a clear, distinct course of policy.

Culture wars and the political future of the US

Jennifer A. Marshall | 18 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, culture wars, family values, health care reform
The culture wars have not ended with the election of Obama, they will continue to shape American politics.

Is Obama running out of time?

Godfrey Hodgson | 12 August 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, healthcare, US politics
Barack Obama's stalled healthcare-reform plan reveals how crucial features of the American political system operate.

Abortion unbound

Sheila Liaugminas | 26 July 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Barack Obama, health care
If passed as written, health care ‘reform’ in America would expand abortion more radically than anything since Roe.

Rhetorical subterfuge at fed health

Sheila Liaugminas | 14 July 2009 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: Barack Obama, rhetoric

Disney world ‘too heterosexual’ for children’s good

Carolyn Moynihan | 29 June 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Barack Obama, homosexuality
Many experts are concerned about the effects on children of their being immersed in electronic media from a tender age. They worry largely about the things they are not doing while watching TV or videos: developing their vocabulary through talking to their parents; listening to or reading books; going to the park for healthy exercise and social activities. But two sociologists have come up with a novel reason for fretting about kids’ exposure to media: the risk of seeing heterosexuality as normal and desirable.

The lady is not for decoration

Sheila Liaugminas | 05 May 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Barack Obama, Mary Ann Glendon, Notre Dame
America's leading Catholic woman declines to 'balance' Notre Dame's decision to honour a pro-abortion president.

The campaign against conscience rights

Nancy Valko | 26 January 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, conscience, conscientious objection, FOCA
American healthcare workers who oppose abortion and euthanasia could be squeezed out of their jobs. 

Reshaping the bioethical landscape

Michael Cook | 08 November 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Barack Obama
In mature Western democracies we have competing societal values, with abortion at the eye of the storm.

You gotta have faith

Brian Lilley | 27 August 2008 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, Barack Obama, Catholic Church
Joe Biden's nomination as Barack Obama's running mate casts a shadow over the Democrats' campaign. 

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