OpEd


The New York Times - United States

India’s Environment at Risk

Prime Minister Modi’s government would weaken protections in order to encourage development.

Posted on 2 October 2014 @ 4:30 pm

Mr. de Blasio Expands the Living Wage

The executive order signed by the mayor that raises the city’s wage to $13.13 an hour is a step toward getting the fortunes of some working-class New Yorkers to inch forward.

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

Apple’s Special Irish Tax Breaks

A letter from the European Commission that suggests that Ireland gave Apple favorable treatment is yet another document that sheds light on corporate tax avoidance.

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

The Collapse of the Secret Service

Testimony from the director of the security force did little to persuade questioners of either party that she has the will to right the troubled agency.

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

Some Judicial Opinions Require Only 140 Characters

In a state where members of the Supreme Court are elected, one justice uses Twitter, and often, to connect to his constituents.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 4:00 am

Delayed Justice for the Navajos

A $554 million agreement with the Navajo Nation is the latest and most encouraging development in a reversal by the Obama administration in settling to legitimate tribal claims.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 4:00 am

China’s Crackdown in Hong Kong

The promise of “one country, two systems” was supposed to last until 2047. How far will President Xi go if protesters stand their ground?

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 4:00 am


The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Philadelphia can gentrify while protecting residents

By Nora Lichtash
and Thomas Earle
After years of declining population numbers, Philadelphia once again is emerging as a desirable place to live. Many areas of the city are seeing increased development and enhanced neighborhood revitalization efforts, a phenomenon otherwise known as gentrification. As a result, the changes that are occurring are quickly becoming the subject of a fiercely divisive debate over the future of our city.

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 11:50 am

Leaders need to look ahead

By James Jay Carafano
Replaying the video of President George W. Bush’s 2007 warning against a premature withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq is all the rage. Millions of Americans have "gone to the tape."

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 5:38 am

LETTERS – Oct. 1

ISSUE | CLIMATE
Made in the shade
Moving a three-century-old trend of industrialization toward one where Earth is respected requires several elements to be in play, which I don’t see happening ("Change in the air," Sept. 29).

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 5:35 am

Yankees’ class act ends storied career

By B. G. Kelley
The Major League Baseball playoffs start today, but the New York Yankees and their great shortstop won’t be there. Derek Jeter played his final game in Boston on Sunday – as a designated hitter. He wanted his last game at shortstop in his beloved Yankee Stadium. And what a magical farewell it was last Thursday in the Bronx.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 5:38 am

Philly’s link to Jesuit pope

By Daniel R.J. Joyce
A year from now, we may still be caught up in "Pope Francis frenzy," if he visits our City of Brotherly Love for the World Meeting of Families next September. The personality and humility of the charismatic pope make him the most Googled, tweeted, and talked about world leader on the planet. But there is an interesting backstory to this Jesuit pope, with an important chapter right here in Philadelphia.

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 5:37 am

LETTERS – Sept. 30

ISSUE | PROTEST
Debate war aims,
but not with violence
Ever since Vietnam, Americans have, with supreme inaccuracy, seen the motives and actions of our government through a dark glass that has unfairly tarred our nation with the concept that we share every aspect of evil with the great war criminals of histor

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 5:34 am

Rules of the road must apply to Pa. newcomers too

By Alex Friedman
The hype surrounding the launch of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft in Pennsylvania strikes me as being just a tad over the top. Stripped down, these companies allow drivers to use their personal cars to transport customers for a fee.

Posted on 29 September 2014 @ 11:55 am

The Telegraph - Great Britain

20pc off a first home? ‘Generation Rent’ is unimpressed

There’s good reason for young adults to be cynical about this plan, says Katie Morley




Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 10:17 am

David Cameron: Can he draw a line under his month to forget?

Ahead of his Conservative Party Conference curtain call, the Prime Minister has endured the most painful of Septembers




Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 8:00 am

Phew, thank goodness the extreme fitness fad has run out of puff

Victoria Lambert welcomes a trend that encourages us to exercise only in moderation




Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 6:00 am

Painkillers: the opiates of the masses?

The increasing use of opioid drugs is leading to long-term harm, says Anjana Ahuja




Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 5:30 am

Life on earth is dying, thanks to one species

The Living Planet report provides shocking proof that humans have to change our behaviour, says Geoffrey Lean




Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 5:20 am

Stella McCartney’s right: women can use their ‘weakness’ as a form of strength

I agree with Stella McCartney – a big part of our survival kit is seeming fragile to get what we want, says Emma Barnett




Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 5:15 am

Spare me the mechanics of a masterpiece

The timeless beauty of a Leonardo is scarcely enhanced by way of an infra-red scanner, says Ivan Hewett




Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 5:10 am

Globe and Mail - Canada

How the Harper government lost its way on defence spending

Notwithstanding the funding-induced paralysis in the military, the Tories continue to talk tough

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 10:30 am

Reconsidering the wisdom of Confucius

Concerns about academic freedom and integrity are undermining Beijing’s exercise in soft power

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 7:00 am

For better or worse, EU-Canada deal is a precedent

Nobody in the Europe fears us, but they do wonder about a future U.S. agreement

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 7:00 am

Canada needs a war debate

Thomas Mulcair is right – we’ve been left in the dark about this new foray into Muslim territory

Posted on 1 October 2014 @ 7:00 am

Not that that ever happened

Browse October’s work by Brian Gable and David Parkins

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 8:30 pm

Politics is sexist, but not in the ways we’ve been talking about

Our policies are more sexist than errant tweets or Facebook posts

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 6:33 pm

The battle against Islamic State will be long, costly and likely fruitless

An impressive Arab-Western coalition has been assembled to battle ISIS/ISIL. Unfortunately, as we learned Afghanistan and Iraq, this may end up being a long, costly and fruitless war in the long run

Posted on 30 September 2014 @ 3:09 pm


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