Pull over, ma'am. No, you weren't driving too fast. Your kid is missing too much school. Credit: Getty "Look at this note from school! Ten unexcused absences?! That tears it! Don't even think about going out with your friends this...No more driving for you, young (well, middle-aged) man. Your son cuts too many classes.
"And the king said, 'Bring me a sword.' So a sword was brought before the king. And the king said, 'Divide the living child in two, half to the one, and half to the other.'" (1 Kings 2:24-25) Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Now...Australia realizes that forcing kids of divorced couples to act as ping-pong balls might not be so bouncy and fun.
"He will by no means leave the guilty unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers on the children." [Exodus 34:6-7] They reverse that in Davenport, Iowa, where the sins of the children are visited upon the parents. Under a local law, parents...