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What Should the NCAA Do About the Penn State Sex Scandal?

Kelly Moore | Posted 01.21.2012 | Sports
Kelly Moore

Is there any other penalty for the NCAA to enforce against the Penn State football program but the so-called death penalty?

Morally Bankrupt Sandusky Was "Just Behaving Like a Jock"

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 01.16.2012 | Sports
Wendy N. Powell

According to his attorney Joe Amendola, "He (Jerry Sandusky) was just behaving like a jock" As expected, this horrifying story is getting worse and wo...

"Go, And Sin No More"

William F. McMurry | Posted 01.17.2012 | Religion
William F. McMurry

One priest abused 90 of our 243 victims. This priest testified under oath that he told his archbishop of his crimes. The archbishop told him to "go and sin no more." The priest did not follow his archbishop's advice.

Would the Next Courageous Marketer Please Rise Up

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 11.17.2011 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

The stigma of brand vs. "scary charity" association was in the minds of brand marketers, not in those of shoppers and consumers.

Despite Scandal, US Makes Headway vs. Sex Abuse

AP | By DAVID CRARY | Posted 11.18.2011 | Parents

NEW YORK -- Amid the furor over the Penn State sex abuse scandal, it's an easily overshadowed fact: The United States has made huge strides over the p...

Penn State Sex Scandal: Are Tougher Reporting Laws Needed?

Debbie Hines | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics
Debbie Hines

We've all heard the saying men will be men and boys will be boys. Well cowards will continue to be cowards. And tougher reporting laws will not change their actions.

More on Penn State: How Do You Do Nothing?

Miriam Novogrodsky | Posted 01.16.2012 | Parents
Miriam Novogrodsky

The single-minded zeal of a school that's all about football or a church that's all about sin, such extremes create zealots and zealots are not known for strong moral fiber.

Suspected Child Abuse: Mandated Reporting or Moral Obligation?

Teresa Huizar | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Teresa Huizar

I hope this outrage and anguish is a result of society reaching a point in which we expect the same courage of adults to report suspected child abuse, as we expect of victims in coming forward with disclosures.

Prosecutors: Man Scalded Toddler Son Because Of Dirty Diaper

Posted 04.14.2012 | Chicago

A Chicago man allegedly was so angered that his toddler son's diaper was dirty that he scalded the child with a hot frying pan. Marco Santos, 39, o...

Protecting Children From Sex Offenders: Parents, Take Action!

Paul Heroux | Posted 01.15.2012 | Crime
Paul Heroux

Since experts estimate that only 1 in 20 cases of child sexual abuse is reported, the implication is that there are a sizable number of sex offenses and sex offenders out there who are going unpunished.

Now...Give Your Uncle a Kiss

Yashar Ali | Posted 01.15.2012 | Parents
Yashar Ali

I'd much rather have our children be slightly cynical and aware, to encourage them to follow their sense of self-trust, than to insist that kids must show physical affection when they don't feel comfortable.

Penn State's Massive Moral Failure to Put the Most Vulnerable First Instead of Last

Jim Wallis | Posted 01.15.2012 | Sports
Jim Wallis

Big sports at big colleges are big business for both the schools and the surrounding communities. The control and protection of money in so many of our institutions is a leading cause of institutional moral failure -- and the Penn State scandal is a colossal moral failure.

Child Prostitution Booming in Peruvian Amazon

Alfonso Daniels | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Alfonso Daniels

Most of the girls arrive with no money at all and miners warn brothel owners about any girl trying to escape, so, with no authority or police around to complain to, they are trapped.

Socially-Conscious Banking: End to Foreclosures & Occupy Your Home

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Mitchell J. Rabin

Remove foreclosure as an outcome of non-payment and an entirely fresh vision of borrower-lender relationship is put in place, now as cooperating partners, as in a business deal, because that's really what it is.

The Fall of JoePa and a Return to Common Sense

Peter Block | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports
Peter Block

Every community has many more things to be proud of than a young person's ability to run, jump, throw, and catch. Sport does not build character, it puts character at risk. Sport is just fun.

Catholic Church Pedophile Investigator Jailed For Child Porn

The Huffington Post | Ileana Llorens | Posted 11.21.2011 | Religion

A Catholic Church pedophile abuse investigator is serving time in jail after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography on a laptop and camera...

Talking to Teens About Paterno, Penn State, and the High Price of Bystanding

Rosalind Wiseman | Posted 01.14.2012 | New York
Rosalind Wiseman

The consequence of all this is not only on the people directly involved. It profoundly impacts the way all young people perceive adults as credible role models and trusted figures.

Boys Don't Cry: The Health Impact Of America's Obsession With Masculinity

Niobe Way, Ed.D. | Posted 01.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Niobe Way, Ed.D.

It's time we understand that being human and being a man should be one and the same; that the reason why we have survived for so long as a species is because we, men and women, care about others and respond when others are in danger and need our help.

Scandal at Penn State

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 01.13.2012 | Crime
Joe Peyronnin

The events surrounding the child molestations at Penn State University have shocked the nation. How could the football team's former defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, have gotten away with such heinous crimes for so long?

See Something, Say Something

Michael Smerconish | Posted 01.13.2012 | Crime
Michael Smerconish

Pennsylvania needs to require that any witness to child abuse call the police, and the statute of limitations for civil claims against child abusers needs to be expanded.

Citadel Leaders Who Covered Up Child Sex Abuse Charges Must Stand Down

Christine Pelosi | Posted 01.13.2012 | College
Christine Pelosi

By their own admission, we know that Citadel's leaders' decision to keep child sex abuse charges involving their alum and employee from police was a moral failure to "duty honor country."

Jesus, Penn State, And The Second Mile

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 01.13.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Instead of flipping cars, why not flip onto its head a culture that allows good people to be silent in the face of the abuse of children?

Obama: Penn State Abuse Cause For 'Soul Searching'

AP | Associated Press | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports

CORONADO, Calif. -- President Barack Obama says the Penn State sex-abuse scandal should lead to "soul-searching" by all Americans, not just Penn State...

The Horrible Truth: Penn State Is The Tip Of The Iceberg

Isaac Luria | Posted 01.11.2012 | Media
Isaac Luria

What if the horror of what happened at Penn State was happening on a larger scale all over the country? What if a Web site made money providing a platform where kids were regularly sold for sex, right here in America?

The Paterno Effect: Keep Your Job or Lose Your Manhood?

Mark Matousek | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Mark Matousek

The Paterno Effect -- the soft-minded notion that bystanders are anything less than culpable for crimes they know about -- is an ethical dinosaur that must die.