The study, published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, comes from a team headed by a researcher at the University of Florida who studied reports of child abuse in ages 5 to 11 during the 2015-2016 academic year. Read more →
MPR News Reflections and observations on the news
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, in a typical condescending dissent of the majority, nonetheless raises some good questions in his dissent today of the court’s decision to apply a ban on life terms for juveniles retroactively. Read more →
One of these days, the Star Tribune’s Brandon Stahl is going to win a Pulitzer for his tireless coverage of the failures of Minnesota to protect its most vulnerable children.
Unfortunately, he seems to have an inexhaustible supply of failures to prove it. Read more →
The mass migration of people trying to flee war has one constant: the children. Always the children. Read more →
Pope Francis has delivered a heaping helping of guilt to couples who have chosen not to have children.
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If we ever needed a reminder about the value of a newspaper, we need only look at the reporting in the last few week of Brandon Stahl of the Star Tribune, who uncovered a combination of apparent incompetence and faulty legislation in the state’s child abuse reporting system that left Eric Dean, 4, dead. Read more →
How far should the news media go to protect the Wisconsin 12-year-olds who were charged with stabbing a friend near Milwaukee last week to satisfy a fictional character in an online meme? Read more →