OpEd


The New York Times - United States

Costly Hepatitis C Drugs for Everyone?

Competition and discounts are going a long way toward resolving the problem of expensive hepatitis C drugs.

Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 4:00 am

Mr. Obama’s Urgent Arctic Message

The president’s trip to Alaska drove his point home that there’s no time to waste on climate change.

Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 4:00 am

Venezuela’s Manufactured Border Crisis

The Venezuelan president has made up a crisis with two neighbors in an effort to rally support ahead of parliamentary elections.

Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 4:00 am

China’s Crackdown on Rumors Will Only Hurt Its Economy

Jailing people won’t help the broader economy or the financial markets.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 4:00 am

Europe Must Reform Its Deadly Asylum Policies

The European Union’s failed policies cannot escape blame for the suffering of thousands of people seeking to escape these crises.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 4:00 am

When Bosses Schedule Hours That Just Don’t Work

Some companies are starting to change their dubious policies, but unpredictable scheduling is still widespread.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 4:00 am

Mr. Erdogan’s War Against the Kurds

Renewed fighting with Kurdish separatists looks suspiciously like a move by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to salvage his political ambitions.

Posted on 31 August 2015 @ 4:00 am


The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Recalling one good pope as another one nears

By Michael Carroll
The visit of Pope Francis to Philadelphia started me thinking about Il Papa Buono, the Good Pope, of my childhood, John XXIII.

Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 10:56 am

Paid leave makes sense

Only New Jersey, California, Rhode Island, and a handful of U.S. cities have caught up with other parts of the modern world by requiring some form of paid leave for employees who need to care for sick or disabled family members or a new child. It’s time for that to change.

Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 10:52 am

Denali is GOP’s new molehill

Come now the Denali deniers.
President Obama’s conservative critics have long said there is no depth to which he will not sink in his zeal to trash the Constitution. Now, apparently, they also think there is no height to which he will not climb in that same effort.

Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 10:49 am

Job gains in ‘gig economy’?

By Justin Fox
In April, the Governmental Accountability Office told the world that 40.4 percent of U.S. workers are self-employed, part-timers, temps, or freelancers, up from 30.6 percent the last time the GAO made such an estimate, in 2006. This statistic is now often cited as evidence that a rapidly growing "gig economy" of independent workers doing multiple tasks is shoving aside traditional full-time employment.

Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 5:35 am

Summer wind

By Christi Clancy
A friend of mine recently said that it seemed like I’d had a good summer, and I did, but the word had made me sad. Like most Midwesterners who endure brutal winters, I never want summer to end.

Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 5:35 am

LETTERS – Sept. 2

Missing Merl
Last Sunday was the first without a crossword puzzle by the late and seriously missed Merl Reagle. Sunday morning didn’t feel complete without one of his always delightful constructions.

Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 5:32 am

Make all lives matter

The execution-style slaying of a Texas sheriff’s deputy has critics of the Black Lives Matter movement committing the same offense they accuse its proponents of: using a broad brush to indiscriminately accuse both the guilty and the innocent.

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 8:11 pm

The Telegraph - Great Britain

Anyone who serves in Corbyn’s shadow cabinet can forget about being the next Labour PM

Labour’s experiment is going to make life very easy for the Tories






Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 11:32 am

We can only ignore the soil crisis for so long

Just a handspan of earth lies between us and oblivion. Yet our Government is standing by as more of it is washed away every day






Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 11:24 am

There’s true musical genius in many a film score

Film composers deserve to appear in Classic FM’s Hall of Fame, but they won’t displace the greats such as Beethoven and Mozart






Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 11:01 am

Catholics and abortion: Welcome to the 20th Century, Pope Francis

The pontiff’s forgiveness of women who have abortions is a modest and pragmatic step in the right direction






Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 9:42 am

If Britain gives up on foreign policy, Europe could give up on us

The mystery of our foreign policy is that despite all the historical chips in our hand we choose not to play the game






Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 9:34 am

Time for Britain to save humanity and heritage from Isil

The destruction of Palmyra and Europe’s resultant migrant crisis both demand a British military response






Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 6:00 am

‘Exams have clouded the thinking of schools to the detriment of pupils’

Exams aren’t the essential building blocks of education – students need to take responsibility for their own learning






Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 5:00 am

Globe and Mail - Canada

Too much fast talk in this era of slow growth

Parties are spitting out promises without any clear reckoning of how they will be financed

Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 7:00 am

Fahmy firmly trapped in Egypt’s tangled politics

The solution to this embarrassingly bizarre and absurd case would have been a presidential order for deportation

Posted on 2 September 2015 @ 7:00 am

Charges in Arar case a historic step toward ending torture

It is the first time a foreign official has been charged for torture under Canadian law

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 8:32 pm

Who will march with China at Xi’s parade?

With its invitation to a massive anniversary celebration, Beijing is essentially asking countries: ‘Whose side are you on?’

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Our economic problems run deeper than brief dips in GDP

Let’s hope the election debate now turns to more important policy questions

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 3:04 pm

UBC is right to remain silent

The early resignation of Arvind Gupta could not occur at the whim of the board, and it would be irresponsible to allow any airing of grievances

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 7:00 am

I never wavered from my duty to keep Toronto safe

The G20 summit presented unprecedented challenges to police, Toronto's former chief says

Posted on 1 September 2015 @ 7:00 am


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