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nutrition.preschoolrocks.com

Are Food Additives Making Kids Hyper?

It would seem a no-brainer, given the old “you are what you eat” adage, that those scary-sounding and clearly unnatural ingredients added to a wide range of foodstuffs might have some impact on children’s health.  A team of British researchers from the University of Southampton believes that could be the case.

Posted on Sep 6, 2007 READ MORE


Republicans Defend Big Tobacco From Sick Children

In keeping with Oscar Wilde’s adage that one cannot be too careful in the choice of enemies, congressional Democrats have chosen wisely and well.

Posted on Jul 31, 2007 READ MORE


Children’s Healthcare Is a No-Brainer

Republican and Democratic senators have reached agreement on a measure that would boost healthcare coverage for millions of poor children, but President Bush has vowed to veto the win-win legislation.

Posted on Jul 24, 2007 READ MORE


Failing America’s Neediest Children

Why does the Bush administration want to orphan the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, one of the few programs that both Democrats and Republicans have claimed as a wild success since the Clinton days?

Posted on Jul 18, 2007 READ MORE


Daddy Goes to Work

Posted on Jul 17, 2007 READ MORE


Whose Toes Are Those?

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Whose Knees Are These?

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The Ten-Year Plan

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Posted on Jun 20, 2007 READ MORE    


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composite by Peter Scheer / photo from SI.com

Fatherhood, Muhammad Ali and Moral Courage

A retired Air Force colonel explains how he drew moral courage from arguably the greatest boxer ever and from a pilot who refused to bomb civilians.  Antoon says that courage led him to persuade his son not to follow in his footsteps.

Posted on Jun 19, 2007 READ MORE


Obama’s Father’s Day Sermon

The subject is absent fathers. The implications for black America are dire. The fact is that “there are a lot of men out there who need to stop acting like boys; who need to realize that responsibility does not end at conception; who need to know that what makes you a man is not the ability to have a child but the courage to raise one.”

Posted on Jun 19, 2007 READ MORE


The Pop-Tart Chronicles

Food companies that market obesity-inducing products to young children are taking a lesson from big tobacco and getting ahead of the lawsuit curve.

Posted on Jun 19, 2007 READ MORE


Tragic Mistake in Afghanistan

An airstrike by U.S.-led forces near the eastern border of Afghanistan killed seven children Sunday night—a tragic error that coalition forces attributed to al-Qaida operatives who had used “human shields” as cover, according to The New York Times.

Posted on Jun 18, 2007 READ MORE



nomorevictims.org

Collateral Damage and the Origins of Mother’s Day

Cole Miller of NoMoreVictims.Org, a group that works to find medical sponsorships for injured Iraqi children, talks about the ignored victims of Iraq and the antiwar origins of Mother’s Day.

Posted on May 13, 2007 READ MORE


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news.bbc.co.uk

6 Children Killed by Helicopter Attack, Iraqi Says

An Iraqi police officer says six children were killed when a U.S. helicopter returned fire near an Iraqi school in Diyala province, near the Iranian border. The military was unable to confirm the report but said it was investigating.

Posted on May 8, 2007 READ MORE


Forget Big Tobacco—Big Food Kills

If we are what we eat and we eat what is advertised, then American children are facing death by junk food.

Posted on Mar 29, 2007 READ MORE


Judge Rules for Web Freedom

Yet another court has ruled against the 1994 Child Online Protection Act, a major victory for civil rights advocates. The law has been a mess from the start. With the stated goal of protecting kids from pornography, it would punish offending websites with $50,000 fines and jail time for exposing children to “harmful” material, whether intentionally or not. Innocent sites like Salon and BoingBoing could’ve been targeted under the legislation.

Posted on Mar 22, 2007 READ MORE


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washingtonpost.com

Married With Children in the Minority

Fewer than a quarter of American households contain a married couple with children, down from half in 1960. While the numbers are lower across the board, the nuclear family appears to have become a luxury, with wealthier people far more likely to marry before having children.

Posted on Mar 4, 2007 READ MORE


Uncompassionate Conservative

The president’s proposed cuts in children’s health insurance are so shameful that even Bush’s treasury secretary appeared to distance himself from them.

Posted on Feb 8, 2007 READ MORE


MySpace to Share Sex Offender Data With U.S. Center

Internet social network MySpace has developed a sophisticated national database of sex offenders it uses to police memberships and protect users, many of them minors. On Monday, the company announced it would share the information with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in an effort to aid law enforcement.
(h/t: Sex Drive Daily)

Posted on Jan 29, 2007 READ MORE


Unfortunate Custody

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Ellen Goodman: From Stay-at-Home to Speaker

Nancy Pelosi’s ascendancy to the House speakership proves that modern women can successfully “opt back in” after “opting out” to raise their children.

Posted on Jan 3, 2007 READ MORE


Immigrant Children Trapped in Limbo

The Washington Post examines the plight of child immigrants, caught between conflicting government agencies that seek to reunite families while at the same time working to deport them.

Posted on Oct 23, 2006 READ MORE


Matthews and Perkins

Christian Conservative: Gays Likelier to Molest Kids

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, falsely argued on “Hardball” that homosexual men are likelier to abuse children than heterosexuals.  With comments like this, one might argue conservatives are likelier to abuse gays, not to mention the truth. (Video & Transcript)

Posted on Oct 5, 2006 READ MORE


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Wikipedia

Men Have Biological Clocks Too

A group of U.S. and UK researchers have suggested that children born to older fathers are likelier to develop autism.  The study of 132,271 Israeli children implies the possibility that men also have time constraints on procreation.

Posted on Sep 4, 2006 READ MORE


Ellen Goodman: Wedding Bells Only for Breeders?

Washington state’s Supreme Court says it limited marriage to heterosexual couples in order to encourage procreation. OK, so what about straight couples that can’t or don’t want to have kids? Are they banned from marriage, too?

Posted on Aug 2, 2006 READ MORE


Column: My Kids Bore Me to Death

A working mother of two admits to one of parenthood’s last great remaining taboos: that parenting is often mind-numbingly tedious, and that she’d almost always rather be doing something other than watching “SpongeBob” or making runs to soccer practice.

  • The comments on this article offer a fascinating set of nuggets for would-be parents to chew on.
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    Posted on Aug 1, 2006 READ MORE


    Gay Marriage Ban Punishes Children

    Salon’s Sara Miles writes an excellent personal essay on the N.Y. gay marriage ruling—explaining that the gay marriage ban hurts the children it claims to protect. (Ad wall)

    Posted on Jul 10, 2006 READ MORE


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    Illustration by Mignon Khargie / Salon.com

    Spare the Quarter-Inch Plumbing Supply Line, Spoil the Child

    Salon chronicles a growing Christian fundamentalist parenting practice of hitting and otherwise harming one’s children to “train them up.” The practice is directly linked to the death of a 4-year-old who was suffocated underneath blankets to keep him from leaving his bed. (Reg. req’d.)

    Posted on May 25, 2006 READ MORE


    Missouri Town May Evict Unwed Couples With Kids

    Current law in Black Jack, Mo., prohibits more than three people from living together unless they are related by “blood, marriage or adoption.” The City Council rejected amending that law to include unmarried couples with children.
    We’re speechless.

     

    Posted on May 17, 2006 READ MORE


    Census: Hispanic Baby Boom Driving Population

    Hispanics account for 49 percent of the country’s growth from 2004 to 2005, and 70 percent of the growth in children younger than 5, according to a new census report.

    Posted on May 10, 2006 READ MORE


    Norman Solomon: Hunger and the Limits of Journalism

    “Journalists routinely function as cogs in media machinery that processes tragedy [in this case world hunger] as just another news commodity.”

    Posted on May 8, 2006 READ MORE


    The Liberal Baby Bust

    A population expert, writing in USA Today, highlights a little-known demographic trend: Progressives are much less likely to have children than conservatives. This “augers a far more conservative future,” he writes, “one in which patriarchy and other traditional values make a comeback, if only by default.”

    Posted on Mar 15, 2006 READ MORE


    Boston Church Lagging on Pedophile Reforms

    The state attorney general is blasting the Boston Archdiocese for its failure to implement safeguards to prevent the sexual abuse of children. Missing: a system to track abusive priests, and prevention programs in schools.

    Posted on Feb 28, 2006 READ MORE


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