Were the "Good Old Days" Really So Good?

I came across this interesting observation from George Marsden’s Understanding Fundamentalism and Evengelicalism. It speaks to ssomething I have suspected for a very long time. Marsden refers to the period from roughly 1865 - 1890 as the “gilded age” of American evangelicalism:


"My Daddy's Name is Donor"

It seems as if there are some unanticipated consequences of artificial insemination involving donated sperm.
http://familyscholars.org/my-daddys-name-is-donor-2/ My Daddy’s Name is Donor: A New Study of Young Adults Conceived through Sperm Donation

A Report Released Internationally by the Commission on Parenthood’s Future

Elizabeth Marquardt, Norval D. Glenn, and Karen Clark, Co-Investigators


If life hands you lemons, you can't make lemonade anymore

At least http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/07/15/georgia-police-close-girls-lemonad… not in Georgia .
Police in Georgia have shut down a lemonade stand run by three girls trying to save up for a trip to a water park, saying they didn’t have a business license or the required permits.

The girls needed a business license, peddler’s permit and food permit to operate, even on residential property. The permits cost $50 a day or $180 per year.


'No right to resist' ruling- headache for Mitch Daniels?

I received a blurb about this ruling in my email http://www.hslda.org/hs/state/in/201105180.asp: from HSLDA -
On Thursday, May 12, the Indiana Supreme Court held in Barnes v. State that an individual has no right to reasonably resist by force the unlawful entry into his home by a police officer. Under this opinion, the court overturned an ancient common law right to resist unlawful entry as well as Indiana case law upholding this right as recently as 1985.