OpEd


The New York Times - United States

The Unlikeliest of Coalitions

Sectarian tensions, mistrust and other obstacles make organizing an alliance a lot like solving a Rubik’s Cube.

Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 4:00 am

Venezuela’s Crackdown on Opposition

The government’s abuses are dangerous for the region and warrant strong criticism from Latin American leaders.

Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 4:00 am

Hidden Interests, Closer to Home

The Times could do a lot more to alert readers about conflicts of interests of sources used by the paper.

Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 4:00 am

Affordable Housing for Retirees

The graying of the baby boomers means many more people are at risk of homelessness, and governments at all levels are poorly prepared to help.

Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 4:00 am

Scotland’s Pro-Unity Vote

For the cautious majority, the allure of self-rule failed to quell the real advantages of union.

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 4:00 am

One Big Unhappy Economy

Global growth that is “job-rich and inclusive” is possible in theory; politically, not so much.

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 4:00 am

Hurricane Watch in the Rockaways

The surfing community in this Sandy-battered enclave is flourishing, happy with the upside of another hurricane season.

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 4:00 am


The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Looking back at secret war in Afghanistan

In the Reagan 1980s, I often attended the annual gatherings of the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Several days of meetings featuring speeches by the most influential (domestic) thinkers on the right were capped off by a formal dinner that was often attended by President and Mrs. Reagan.

Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 12:15 pm

Warning shots from NFL sponsors

Yael T. Abouhalkah
is a columnist for the Kansas City Star
A potential sea change occurred Tuesday in the ongoing stories about out-of-control players in the NFL.

Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 5:35 am

CHIRP – Sept. 21

There is nothing wrong with spanking a child who needs discipline in some situations.

Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 5:35 am

LETTERS – Sept. 21

ISSUE | NEEDY
Helping hands
The Jewish community is not immune to hardship ("Area’s Jewish population is not immune to poverty," Sept. 16). I am a packer and driver for the Beth Sholom Mitzvah Pantry. It is very gratifying when you go to a person’s house and are able to provide basic food items. We only pack twice a month, but our tight-knit group of semi-retirees and retirees feels as though we are helping and hope that one day we can break the poverty cycle.

Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 5:35 am

The hitchhiker’s guide to cartooning

By Joel Pett
As a twenty-something would-be cartoonist, I traveled from Bloomington, Ind., to New York to watch an hour-long discussion about political cartoons by Jules Feiffer, Paul Szep, and Tony Auth. Afterward, a simple act of generosity from Tony changed my life.

Posted on 19 September 2014 @ 5:38 am

The ‘lessons’ of spankings

By Deborah Fries
I was born shortly after World War II to a poorly matched couple who had differing attitudes toward child-rearing and discipline. My father, who had been beaten as a boy by his father, never laid a hand on me. Nor did he give me a time out, withhold privileges, or lay down the law. He was not the good cop; he was not a cop at all. He was most often an apologist for the enforcer.

Posted on 19 September 2014 @ 5:35 am

LETTERS – Sept. 20

ISSUE | DEATH PENALTY
Misplaced mercy
It is appalling how many tears are wasted on this filth ("Rethink executions," Sept. 17). How about giving the same respect to the victims and their families by mentioning names, ages, and the nature of the crime in editorials and letters? Oh, and what sentence would you recommend to the jury for the convicted murderer who killed you?

Posted on 19 September 2014 @ 5:35 am

The Telegraph - Great Britain

England expects

Telegraph View: Anyone who hoped that the definitive outcome of last week’s Scottish referendum would put an end to constitutional wrangling has been disabused by subsequent events




Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 8:00 pm

Teach children a lesson in good character

Bravo to the chief inspector for speaking out, but schools need more than discipline, Anthony Seldon




Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 7:31 pm

Even on the front line we indulged our love for flowers

Soldiers have always felt the sharp disjunction between the destruction of war and the resilience of the natural world, writes Jane Shilling




Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 7:20 pm

Scottish referendum: A door has opened for democratic renewal across Britain

If Scots want greater powers to tax and spend, why should the rest of the Union keep subsidising them to the hilt, asks Dominic Raab




Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 8:59 am

Power-dressing: how do women get ahead?

A Design Museum exhibition will tell the story of using clothing to gain influence – and ask whether it still applies today




Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 6:05 am

Emma Thompson: Can she cut it on the stage?

Will the actress be another Sweeney Todd casualty?




Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 6:05 am

We are staying together: so what does it mean to be British now?

The Union used to help us unite against outsiders. Now it helps us to cope with the way we are changing, says Cole Moreton




Posted on 21 September 2014 @ 6:00 am

Globe and Mail - Canada

Look who’s on top of the marriage market

Educated, high-earning women used to have trouble finding mates. Now they’re in the driver’s seat

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 12:00 pm

Sept. 20: This week’s Talking Point – Toronto’s Ford political circus – and more letters to the editor

Letters to the editor should be exclusive to The Globe and Mail. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. Try to keep letters under 150 words. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. E-mail: letters@globeandmail.com

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 7:00 am

Can Jim Prentice put Humpty Dumpty together again?

If the PCs guess wrong and don’t get back either the left or the right, they won’t have enough votes to win in 2016

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 7:00 am

When steel towns stop being about steel

Both cities had built their identity around steel but U.S. city is considered gold standard for Rust Belt revitalization

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 2:14 am

With Minecraft, I’m not just playing a game, I’ve entered a secret society

If you have children, it’s entirely likely that your kids are also Minecraft obsessives

Posted on 20 September 2014 @ 1:10 am

Systemic problems made Africa vulnerable to Ebola

The United Nations’ World Health Organization is the world’s main health agency. It should be flooding west Africa with an army of experts and health workers to combat the virus sweeping through the region. But it can’t

Posted on 19 September 2014 @ 9:21 pm

Scotland shows the bar – and benefits – to nationhood has never been so low

The last few months have provided a lesson in the new realities of nationhood: It’s never been easier, nor worth less

Posted on 19 September 2014 @ 8:01 pm


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