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Jun 21, 2012 Elite Women Put a New Spin on an Old Debate

QUOTE: The article in The Atlantic, by Anne-Marie Slaughter, a Princeton professor who recently left a job at the State Department, added to a renewed feminist conversation that is bringing fresh twists to bear on longstanding concerns about status, opportunity and family. Unlike earlier iterations, it is being led not by agitators who are out of power, but by elite women at the top of their fields, like the comedian Tina Fey, the Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg and now Ms. Slaughter. In contrast to some earlier barrier-breakers from Gloria Steinem to Condoleezza Rice, these women have children, along with husbands who do as much child-rearing as they do, or more.

New York Times
Jul 30, 2011 In Afghanistan, Rage at Young Lovers

QUOTE: It was the beginning of an Afghan love story that flouted dominant traditions of arranged marriages and close family scrutiny, a romance between two teenagers of different ethnicities that tested a village’s tolerance for more modern whims of the heart...An angry crowd of 300 surged around them, calling them adulterers and demanding that they be stoned to death or hanged.

New York Times
Oct 14, 2009 Case of runaway convert leads to Muslim-Christian clash

QUOTE: the plight of Fathima Rifqa Bary, the Ohio teenager who says her Muslim father threatened her life after she converted to Christianity and ran away to Florida, is also part of a new and growing challenge to Western jurisprudence: How to reconcile restrictive Eastern cultural and religious codes with Western freedoms of religious expression and guarantees against gender discrimination.

Christian Science Monitor
Oct 05, 2009 Childbirth at the Global Crossroads: Women in the developing world who are paid to bear other people's children test the emotional limits of the international service economy.

QUOTE: despite [Dr. Nayna] Patel's view of commercial surrogacy as a straightforward equation, it's far more complicated for both the surrogates and the genetic parents. Like nannies or nurses, surrogates perform "emotional labor" to suppress feelings that could interfere with doing their job. Parents must decide how close they are willing (or able) to get to the woman who will give birth to their child.

American Prospect
Sep 26, 2009 Wartime Soldier, Conflicted Mom: Women at Arms

QUOTE: Hanging on to today’s war-savvy, battle-tested cadre of mothers — and would-be mothers — is both crucial and difficult for the Army, say officers, enlistees and experts.

New York Times
Aug 18, 2009 When Parents Scream Against Ice Cream

QUOTE: Across message boards and playgrounds, soccer fields and day camp exits, parents have been raging. In a greener, more health-conscious, unsafe world, the ice cream man has lost some of his mojo.

New York Times
Jul 30, 2009 Does your child need ADHD drugs? (Empowered Patient)

QUOTE: Does my child really need drugs for ADHD, and if so, is there a point when he or she should stop taking them?...Because drug companies tend to give samples for only the most expensive drugs, once the samples run out, you'll end up paying more than if your child had been prescribed a generic drug.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jul 23, 2009 Chinese-American Children Sent to Live With Kin Abroad Face a Tough Return

QUOTE: The phenomenon of American-born children who spend their infancy in China has been known for years to social workers, who say it is widespread and worrying....Their repeatedly disrupted attachments to family members “could potentially add up to a mental health crisis for some immigrant communities,” Dr. Bohr wrote in an article in May in The Infant Mental Health Journal.

New York Times
Jul 20, 2009 Postpartum Depression: Do All Moms Need Screening?

QUOTE: Does PPD [Postpartum Depression] screening identify cases of real depression or simply contribute to the potentially dangerous medicalization of motherhood?

Time Magazine
Jul 20, 2009 S.C. case looks on child obesity as child abuse. But is it?

QUOTE: With childhood obesity on the rise across the USA, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, [Jerri] Gray's attorney says it could open the door to more criminal action against parents whose children have become dangerously overweight.

Jul 15, 2009 When Do They Need a Fig Leaf?

QUOTE: For many parents, allowing a child to run around naked at home is perfectly natural, an expression of physical freedom that represents the essence of childhood, especially in the summer. But for others, unclad bodies are an affront to civility,... These clashing sensibilities can create conflict...

New York Times
Jul 11, 2009 No Stork Involved, but Mom and Dad Had Help

QUOTE: So despite the substantial costs [for surrogate birth] (at least $30,000), there is now a group of young children whose parents are wrestling with this modern twist on the eternal question: Where did I come from?

New York Times
Jul 06, 2009 When a parent steals your identity

QUOTE: This crime is not as rare as you might think. And the betrayal (and damage) goes beyond the financial. Here's how it can happen -- and how to tell if it already has.

MSN (Microsoft Network)
May 27, 2009 The Future of Reproduction: Male Pregnancy (Duel Perspectives)

QUOTE: the technology to create a child with DNA from two dads is just around the corner:...

Nov 20, 2008 The New Old Age: Legally Responsible for Care

QUOTE: When the elderly exhaust their assets, individually or as a couple, the government steps in and pays for their long-term care. Adult children are not part of the Medicaid eligibility equation. But Medicaid is in big trouble — cutting here, squeezing there — and will be inundated when baby boomers reach old age. The staggering cost of long-term care and the explosion in the number of people who will need it has prompted a second look at filial responsibility laws as a way to deal with the impending crisis.

New York Times
Jul 13, 2007 How best to win US hostages' release? The case of three captives in Colombia, held since 2003, tests the Bush administration's 'no negotiation' policy.

QUOTE: [Gene and Lynn Stansell’s] son is one of three American hostages held by a narco-terrorist group in the Colombian jungle and the Stansells say they believe the US government's refusal to negotiate with the group is the reason that the three have been held for more than four years.

Christian Science Monitor
Apr 26, 2007 Inaccurate reports on combat deaths hurt US military's credibility: While the Pentagon wants all the fallen to be seen as heroes, families push for the truth.

QUOTE: families of...soldiers who died in combat and didn't receive the truth right away are asking why it's so hard for the military to give them all the answers. The mounting criticism has prompted the Army to change its procedures.

Christian Science Monitor
Jul 30, 2006 Guidance Counselor: Parents' Rights (and Wrongs)

QUOTE: Colleges fear that parental interference prevents students from developing into independent and resilient adults.

New York Times
Mar 13, 2006 Zoning Laws Are Looser for Some Family Ties: Suburbs to Scrutinize Loopholes That Allow Dense Building

QUOTE: family subdivision -- allows property owners to skirt zoning laws in rural areas and subdivide land for the use of their relatives.

Washington Post
Feb 09, 2006 Grieving Mother Holds One Last Wish for Son: Vietnamese Parents Seek U.S. Residency After Marine's Death

QUOTE: U.S. immigration authorities, Le benefited from the adoption -- legal or not -- by coming to the United States as the son of his aunt and uncle. Le's birth parents, therefore, cannot benefit from their relationship to him, according to a denial Nguyen received from the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Washington Post
Sep 15, 2005 For One New Orleans Police Officer, a Terrible Choice

QUOTE: Tony Jerome Mitchell said he was forced to make a choice: his grandmother or his honor as a police officer.... "[My supervisor] told me it was very noble and honorable to take care of my grandmother, but if I was not at roll call in 10 minutes, I was fired."

Washington Post
Apr 02, 2005 Schiavo Raised Profile of Disabled: Question Swirl About End-of-Life Issues

QUOTE: "Among the disability rights community, it is a generally held belief that in society at large the view is 'better dead than disabled.' " Distrustful of the medical establishment and worried they may be considered a "burden," disabled people such as Stothers fear they may be one ER visit away from becoming the next Terri Schiavo.

Washington Post
Nov 29, 2004 Annan Says He Wasn't Aware of Son's Deal With Swiss Firm

QUOTE: Annan said he recognized that the payments created a "perception of conflict of interests and wrongdoing" and that he was "very disappointed and surprised" that his son had not disclosed them to him.

Washington Post
Oct 18, 2004 The Lowest Blow

QUOTE: The memoir about the Kerry-Edwards campaign that will be the best seller will reveal the debate rehearsal aimed at focusing national attention on the fact that Vice President Cheney has a daughter who is a lesbian.

New York Times
Sep 12, 2004 Playing Favorites With Kids and Money

QUOTE: Should siblings be treated equally? Ask most parents -- and children -- that question, and the immediate answer is typically: Yes, of course parents should treat each child the same. But ask again, in a different way, and the answer is rarely so clear-cut.

Wall Street Journal, The (WSJ)
Jun 16, 2004 Fair play: You love all your children. But does that mean you should leave the same amount to each of them?

QUOTE: Equal vs. equitable? What is fair? It's a question that has stumped families for generations. Do you treat your children equally no matter what, or do you take into account that one child is a struggling artist and another an investment banker? What about the hard-luck child? Or the proverbial black sheep?

CNN/Money Magazine
Dec 26, 2003 Senator Strom Thurmond's Deception Ravaged Two Lives

QUOTE: The tragedy of this case played out in the life of a needy child who was abandoned by her father [Senator Strom Thurmond-Ed.] and then misused for political purposes.

New York Times
Oct 26, 2003 In College and in Despair

QUOTE: "If a student says, `I'm going to jump,' we will err on the side of protecting them, rather than respecting their confidentiality..."

New York Times
Oct 23, 2003 In Florida Right-to-Die Case, Legislation Puts the Constitution at Issue

QUOTE: ...courts decide particular cases, and legislatures enact general laws. When either branch of the government strays from its role in the constitutional structure, its actions can violate the separation of powers doctrine.

New York Times
Oct 15, 2003 A Right-to-Die Battle Enters Its Final Days

QUOTE: Who has the right to decide the fate of a woman in a chronic vegetative state? Her husband who says she's brain-dead or her parents, who say there is hope for her recovery?

New York Times
Aug 21, 2002 Father Steals Best: Crime in an American Family

QUOTE: Despite this statistical evidence, until very recently states paid little attention to the family cycle of crime...

New York Times
Jun 24, 2002 A Deadly Disease Destroys Families as Well as Patients

QUOTE: ...shooting them as they lay in bed in the room they shared at the nursing home. Family members say she could no longer bear their suffering. Mrs. Carr, 63, has been charged with two counts of murder...

New York Times
Apr 28, 2002 Who Was Responsible For Elizabeth Shin?

QUOTE: The Shins claim that M.I.T., overly concerned with protecting Elizabeth's confidentiality, failed to inform them of their daughter's precipitous deterioration in the month before her failing to act in their place, "in loco parentis"...

New York Times
Feb 17, 2002 The Ethicist: Snowy Profits

QUOTE: If a local runs his car off the road, we pull him out free, but if a tourist gets stuck in the snow, we charge $20. (We can always tell the difference.) Our rationale: Tourists have more money than locals, and a tow-truck operator charges even more than us.

New York Times
Dec 27, 2001 When the Kid's in Cuffs, What's a Parent to DO? What Might Seem Like the End of Your World May Really Be the Start of His Shaping Up

QUOTE: "This is a detective down at the Reston district station -- we've got your daughter in custody." There must be some mistake. Your life flashes before your eyes.

Washington Post
Aug 10, 2001 Execution Approaches in a Most Rare Murder Case

QUOTE: J. Michael Luttig, a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in of the few federal judges in history to have a father who was murdered.

New York Times