A look back at 2016: The worst year ever?

By Subby Szterszky | January 17, 2017 | Post your comment | Society + Culture

If Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are to be believed, 2016 was the worst year ever. At year’s end, the social media platforms were abuzz with memes featuring expletives and rude gestures aimed at the number 2016. Others showed haggard, forlorn...

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Peace on earth – how and when?

By Subby Szterszky | December 12, 2016 | Post your comment | Faith + Religion

Peace on earth. It’s one of the most popular sentiments of the Christmas season, popping up on cards, wrapping paper, and as the theme of numerous holiday ad campaigns. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course – after all, who doesn’t...

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The Gospel according to Linus

By Subby Szterszky | December 12, 2016 | Post your comment | Arts + Entertainment

The Christmas TV season is a little like Forrest Gump’s proverbial box of chocolates – in this case, not because we don’t know what we’re going to get, but because we do. It’s a holiday assortment of traditional favourites we’ve seen many times,...

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Oxford’s Word of the Year: “Post-truth”

By Subby Szterszky | November 30, 2016 | Post your comment | Society + Culture

Each year, Oxford Dictionaries chooses a freshly popular word as its international Word of the Year. In the editors’ opinion, it’s the word that best reflects the mood of the culture at the moment. The choices can range from the sublime to the...

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A century of Planned Parenthood

By Subby Szterszky | November 30, 2016 | Post your comment | Society + Culture

Some anniversaries are a cause for celebration, while others are best reserved for sober reflection. In some cases, the response will depend on who you ask. This fall, Planned Parenthood celebrated its centenary, dated from the opening of the...

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TWU Law School: a victory to celebrate

By Subby Szterszky | November 14, 2016 | Post your comment | Law + Government

If no news is good news, as the saying goes, then one might be tempted to assume that all news is bad news. Of course that’s neither logically sound nor true – although it very often feels true. Indeed, we’ve rather learned to brace ourselves...

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Children of donor parents caution against three-parent babies

By Glenn T. Stanton | November 14, 2016 | Post your comment | Marriage + Family

No child should need an org-chart to explain her artificially constructed, experimental family. A 36-year-old Jordanian woman and her husband gave birth to their son in Mexico recently with the help of a cutting-edge, Chinese-American fertility...

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