Friday, March 14, 2014

"Heads Up" Reads

As the weekend approaches, find a little time to read through these important articles.

* Nothing breeds disillusionment and cynicism more than the failure to deliver. (“The Most Cynical Generation,” Jonah Goldberg, NRO)

* In one of this year’s more cynical foreign policy moves, the Obama Administration is holding aid for Ukraine hostage to its longstanding goal of reducing U.S. influence at the International Monetary Fund. Yes, you read that right: Reducing U.S. influence is the Administration’s goal…(“Holding Aid for Ukraine Hostage,” Terry Miller, The Heritage Foundation)

* The refusal by public schools’ sex-education programs to acknowledge gender differences is betraying both boys and girls. The genders should be separated for sex counseling. It is absurd to avoid the harsh reality that boys have less to lose from casual serial sex than do girls, who risk pregnancy and whose future fertility can be compromised by disease. Boys need lessons in basic ethics and moral reasoning about sex (for example, not taking advantage of intoxicated dates), while girls must learn to distinguish sexual compliance from popularity. Above all, girls need life-planning advice. (“Put the Sex Back in Sex Ed,” Camille Paglia, TIME)

* And here's a few dealing with that missing Malaysian airliner:

* “Investigators reportedly eye 'sabotage' in Malaysian jet disappearance” (Fox News/AP report)

* “Bombshell Revelation Deepens Mystery of Flight 370” (John Hinderaker, PowerLine)

* “Missing Malaysia Airlines jet: Investigation paying 'special attention' to Chinese Uighur passenger” (Lindsay Murdoch, Sydney Morning Herald)

* “Radar data suggests missing Malaysia plane deliberately flown way off course” (Niluksi Koswanage and Siva Govindasamy, Reuters)