USA: Is there a Straight Marriage Deficit?

Jean Barker 35 comments | 1706 views

Why does anyone think gay people marrying will suddenly prevent straight people marrying? Will it cause a marriage shortage, asks Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

SA xenophobia’s echoes in the US

Jean Barker 5 comments | 3588 views

The news of xenophobic attacks in SA represent everything everybody fears about our continent. Let’s not live up to their worst prejudice, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Trevor Who The Hell?

Jean Barker 21 comments | 7296 views

America’s reaction to Trevor Noah’s hiring as the new face of the Daily Show has been anything but welcoming. However, this boat needs rocking, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

South African-American?

Jean Barker 10 comments | 1948 views

Is there a chance I could belong in the USA - and why would that happen to someone like me, asks Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Rebels can’t be radicalised

Jean Barker 2 comments | 751 views

Try to imagine a disobedient jihadi. You can’t, can you, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Hollywood exposed

Jean Barker 4 comments | 2431 views

Racist? Fake? Backstabbing? Money-grabbing? Why exactly is this a surprise? asks Jean Barker. It's called the movie “business”.

Jean Barker

'Welcome to the family'

Jean Barker 5 comments | 1778 views

Newsflash: Customers get treated badly in America, too, says Jean Barker.


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Children, learn to save yourselves

Jean Barker 7 comments | 1522 views

Are middle class kids too over-protected and out of touch for their own good - and for the good of the world, asks Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Why justice can’t breathe

Jean Barker 13 comments | 2706 views

"I can’t breath." Those are the words Eric Garner said at least nine times, on camera, as cop Daniel Pantaleo kept him in a chokehold that took his life, says Jean Barker>/b>

Jean Barker

Worse than, like “like”

Jean Barker 13 comments | 3200 views

Millions of young Americans have contracted a deadly speech impediment, says Jean Barker.

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America’s got (voter ID) issues

Jean Barker 5 comments | 935 views

Democrats and Republicans are having another stupid argument about something that could easily be solved by simply getting something done, says Jean Barker.

Jean Barker

Ebola panic in the US news

Jean Barker 14 comments | 3505 views

The "Ebola threat" to the USA is a Hollywood nightmare come true, or a Hollywood box office dream come true. And it's definitely a news cycle's dream come true, says Jean Barker.


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