Archive for December 3rd, 2009

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Dec
09

On air: Do we have a right to judge Tiger Woods?

The fallout from Tiger Woods’ admission that he had “let (his) family down” with “trangressions” has been spectacular. He’s had 12,000 comments on his website’s “comment on current events.” Newspapers are filled with articles pontificating about whether we expect too much of Tiger, and how it’s going to effect his sponsorship deals. Meanwhile, websites are running profiles of the women alleged to have been involved with the golfer. It all raises a number of questions about how we deal with celebrity, and how this particular celebrity deals with us. Continue reading ‘On air: Do we have a right to judge Tiger Woods?’

03
Dec
09

What confuses you about the Copenhagen summit?

Hi, I’m Lucy from Europe Today.

Here on the blog you’ve had some heated debates about climate change over the last couple of weeks – and now the much talked-about Copenhagen Summit.

But do you feel like you understand it? Continue reading ‘What confuses you about the Copenhagen summit?’

03
Dec
09

Should stem cell research be state-funded?

After eight years of restrictions under the Bush administration, the US has approved government funding for ‘ethical’ stem cell research.  The move has re-opened the debate on the morality of  stem cell research and the use of  tax-payers to fund it. Should stem-cell research be kept out of politics?

Continue reading ‘Should stem cell research be state-funded?’

03
Dec
09

Does Tiger have a point?

He’s just posted on his website: ‘I have let my family down and I regret those transgressions with all of my heart. I have not been true to my values and the behavior my family deserves.’ But he goes on… ‘But no matter how intense curiosity about public figures can be, there is an important and deep principle at stake which is the right to some simple, human measure of privacy. I realize there are some who don’t share my view on that…. Continue reading ‘Does Tiger have a point?’




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