The New York Times - United States

Mr. Putin’s Motives in Syria

If Russia had really been eager for peace, it could have exerted pressure on the Assad government before the civil war.

Posted on 7 October 2015 @ 4:00 am

Foreclosure Abuses, Revisited

The myth of mortgage relief lives on.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 4:00 am

President Obama Needs to Make Case for Pacific Trade Deal

He now has to persuade the public and Congress that the agreement will be good for the American economy.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 4:00 am

The Aftermath of a Deadly Airstrike in Afghanistan

There are many unanswered questions about how a hospital in Kunduz came to be a target.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 4:00 am

The Tools to Fight H.I.V.

The drugs exist to achieve the long-sought AIDS-free generation. Countries just need to invest more.

Posted on 5 October 2015 @ 4:30 am

The Biggest Questions Awaiting the Supreme Court

As the justices begin a new term, they will face cases on voting rights, the death penalty, affirmative action, reproductive freedom and unions.

Posted on 5 October 2015 @ 4:00 am

Rein In Online Fantasy Sports Gambling

The spread of such games can only threaten the integrity of sports and create more gambling addicts, especially among the young.

Posted on 5 October 2015 @ 4:00 am

The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Microscopic municipalities

What’s the difference between a town and a golf course? To start, the latter has more sand traps, fewer bus stops, and funnier pants.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 12:01 pm

An outsider with influence

It has become a cliché to say that someone will be missed after his death. But the expression becomes more meaningful in reference to former Philadelphia NAACP president J. Whyatt "Jerry" Mondesire, who died Sunday after suffering a brain aneurysm.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 11:41 am

Yes, let’s politicize this issue

President Obama spoke some of the most important words of his tenure last week in response to the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore. "This is something we should politicize," the president said. "It is relevant to our common life together, to the body politic."

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 11:37 am

State lawmakers can act to prevent gun violence

By Madeleine Dean
It has been more than a week since Pope Francis’ visit to the United States, and I’m still on a high – or at least I’m trying to remain there.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 5:36 am

How to counter Putin in Syria?

By John B. Quigley
President Obama is right to proceed with caution in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s latest moves in Syria.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 5:33 am

Show backbone on ISIS, refugees.

By James Jay Carafano
The Kremlin is not our friend. Nor is Moscow a 10-foot-tall threat to our national interests.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 5:33 am

In Syria, U.S. and Russian ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bombs

Good, bad bombs
With Russia’s entry into Syria’s war, it didn’t take long for the old Cold War claims of immoral equivalence between our two countries to emerge.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 5:33 am

The Telegraph - Great Britain

We can learn from Asian family values

Tax and planning laws should be changed to encourage generations to live under one roof

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 6:51 pm

Question Time: Baying Lefties don’t represent the British public

If the BBC wishes to hang onto its licence fee, it will have to try a lot harder to represent the public in its audiences

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 6:14 pm

Syria’s Sunni muslims need a homeland of their own

David Cameron must provide leadership to isolate Islamic State and remove its malignant influence

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 6:10 pm

Could this be the best Strictly Come Dancing series ever?

Allison Pearson has some hot tips for the glorious, spray-tanned, sequinned weeks ahead on the BBC programme

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 5:58 pm

Our rape laws need urgent reform to prevent injustice

After Jay Cheshire killed himself following a false rape allegation, the Government must act to stop men being named before they are charged with rape or sexual abuse

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 5:47 pm

Theresa May: saying what everybody thinks

Theresa May’s speech at the Conservative Party Conference shows she’s ready to kick ass, says Allison Pearson

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 5:34 pm

The Labour Party must keep Britain in Europe

David Cameron’s future relies on the Opposition ensuring Britain doesn’t walk away from the EU

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 5:32 pm

Globe and Mail - Canada

Similarities between Trudeau and India’s Gandhi are uncanny

Whether Liberal Leader’s bid for prime minister will end the same way remains to be seen

Posted on 7 October 2015 @ 12:36 am

Investments in Canadian labs win Nobel Prizes

The planned shutdown of the Chalk River nuclear lab threatens to end the research that led to Arthur McDonald’s award for physics

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 9:59 pm

Why are Canada’s party leaders ignoring China?

Voters should demand specific answers on how our political parties would address the Chinese challenge to our interests and values

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 8:22 pm

Who’s actually going to vote, and why that’s a big deal for polling

The fact that older Canadians turn out to vote at a higher rate than younger ones is an advantage for the Conservatives

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 7:50 pm

Two weeks to go: The campaign is about to get nasty

The challenge for the Liberals is to build on Mr. Trudeau’s strong performance and popularity, the quality of its candidates, and the depth of its platform in these last two weeks.

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 5:38 pm

If Trudeau is the bridge, Harper is the wedge

With the campaign down to a two-party race, the focus seems to be on leadership styles and side issues

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 10:00 am

COC investigation must put equity and respect ahead of sports

As the lead organization for Canada’s national sports organizations, it is time for the Canadian Olympic Committee to embrace gold-standard governance

Posted on 6 October 2015 @ 10:00 am

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