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The government in Australia is going to punish companies of more than 100 or more employees if those companies do not employ what the government thinks is the right number of women.

Does prohibition work? People make bad choices all the time. Overindulgence of alcohol has destroyed many lives, marriages, and families. The Bible speaks in harsh, clear terms about the danger of drowning in drink. Almost all branches of Christianity and Judaism embrace temperance. Some branches of the Christian faith have even taken positions against the consumption of any alcohol.

With the arrival of more than 5,000 Tunisians on the Italian isle of Lampedusa, the question for Italians is whether French novelist Jean Raspail's apocalyptic novel, Camp of the Saints, is becoming a reality.

If you think the Muslim burka is about as far from looking like “swim wear” as you can imagine, think again. Some Muslim women in Australia beg to differ. And the West Australia Health Department and Office of Multicultural Affairs are too beholden to the demands of political correctness to disagree with them.

In the aftermath of the furor over one Florida church’s plans to burn copies of the Koran on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, a new case of book-burning is drawing attention. Australian lawyer Alex Stewart, a self-proclaimed atheist, was not content merely to burn the Koran, but chose to burn the Bible as well.
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