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Bill Muehlenberg's commentary on issues of the day...

The Assault on the Family

Jul 28, 1992

I am beginning to suspect a conspiracy. A conspiracy of silence, of cover-ups, of misleading information. A conspiracy of what? – ASIO nefariousness? American imperialism? No, something that is more important, something that affects every one of us: a conspiracy

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Dan Quayle vs Murphy Brown

Jun 13, 1992

Several weeks ago U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle caused a minor uproar concerning comments he made about television character Murphy Brown’s out-of-wedlock birth.  The liberal-left establishment went ballistic, accusing  Quayle of, at best, making a “gaffe”, and at

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F.A. Hayek, R.I.P.

Apr 10, 1992

The death of one of the 20th century’s most influential free market thinkers, F.A. von Hayek, provides an interesting example of how the philosophical/ideological differences of newspapers will affect the coverage of major news events.

A day after his death,

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A review of Darwin on Trial. By Phillip E. Johnson.

Mar 14, 1992

Regnery Gateway, 1991.

Like Marxism and Freudianism, Darwinistic evolution is a reductionistic philosophy which seeks to provide an all-embracing framework to explain life and its complexities. Moreover, Darwinists, like other reductionists, tend to grant their philosophy the status of an

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Child Abuse Concerns

Mar 2, 1992

The Australian Medical Association has recently come out in favour of a Victorian proposal to require people to report child sexual abuse. The proposal, made by the Minister for Community Services, Ms Setches, would involve mandatory reporting of suspected cases

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Australian Broadcasting Tribunal Inquiry

Jan 21, 1992

Robert Manne, writing in a recent issue of Time, (Jan. 6), said this about pornography and mass murder: “the fervor over gun control and complacency about censorship are rather odd”. Manne goes on to detail the steady diet of

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A review of Enemies Of Eros. By Maggie Gallagher.

Oct 25, 1990

Bonus Books, 1989.

A number of helpful books critical of feminism and the sexual revolution have appeared, including Midge Decter’s The New Chastity and Other Arguments Against Women’s Liberation (1972), Brigitte and Peter Berger’s The War Over the Family (1983),

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