Emma Elliott Freire
Emma Elliott Freire
Emma Elliott Freire
Emma Elliott Freire is a freelance writer based in Sao Paolo, Brazil. She writes about both English and American culture and politics.
To Save Itself From Population Collapse, Hungary Offers Couples $35,000 For Having A Third Child

Led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s Fidesz party is encouraging family growth rather than relying on mass immigration to generate younger workers to pay for their welfare state.

Last Year’s Decline In Dutch Euthanasia May Have Dark Explanations

As doctors face more scrutiny, changes in reporting practices might look like a decline in demand for euthanasia.

The Jihadist Who Loved Me: Christian Journalist In Hot Water Over Terrorism-Linked Ex-Boyfriend

Many Dutch Christians believe their country should welcome refugees from the Middle East. They see this as an important way of ‘loving thy neighbor.’ One seems to have gone too far.

The Netherlands Now Requires No Terminal Illness For Elderly People To Legally Kill Themselves

In the case of the 84-year-old woman, the Life’s End Clinic doctor administered a fatal injection just one month after meeting her for the first time.

Moms Need To Stop Degrading Our Job As Brainless, Because It’s Not

Those of us who do homemaking know that it is intellectually demanding work. But we’re still happy to denigrate our roles. Why?

Netherlands Considers Euthanasia For Healthy People, Doctors Say Things Are ‘Getting Out Of Hand’

The proposed ‘Completed Life Bill’ would allow any person over age 75 to receive euthanasia. Even if they are perfectly healthy.

Geert Wilders Is Not The Only Far-Right Dutch Politician You Should Be Watching

Tensions about the European Union and Muslim mass immigration are simmering all over Europe, but they seem to boil over more frequently in the Netherlands than in other countries.

Traveling On Planes Is Actually Better With Kids

I have now taken 14 flights (a total of 78 hours in the air) with my daughter as a lap infant. And I would always rather fly with her than by myself.

Why I’m Protecting My Baby And Myself From Screen Time

Smart phones, apps, and children’s television are becoming a parenting crutch. Studies show electronic devices can hurt young minds.

Meet The Grammar Guardian Behind Britain’s Surprise Bestseller

If you don’t know grammar, you can’t think well, says this Oxford-educated British author and tutor. And he’s here to help.

Will Scotland Go It Alone? A Primer On The Independence Referendum

Hatred for Margaret Thatcher has pushed Scotland closer to quitting the United Kingdom. Its decision could affect the globe.

Don’t Buy A Diamond Wedding Ring

You don’t need to join the diamond arms race.

The BBC Is A Cross Between PBS And The IRS

The BBC is a British broadcast monopoly that can send inspectors into people’s homes and gives them a criminal record for failing to pay its special tax.

Toxic Citizen: The Misery Of Being An American Abroad

Being an American abroad isn’t romantic anymore. My fellow Americans back home regard me with suspicion, and my government considers me toxic.

Can Royalty and Normalcy Coexist?

Balancing career and family is a struggle for anyone. Royalty is no exception. And now Prince William and Kate are about to leave the honeymoon stage.