OpEd


The New York Times – United States

Transgender Troops Protected at Last

A new Pentagon policy that allows transgender people to serve openly makes the military a fairer employer and a stronger institution.

Posted on 1 July 2016 @ 4:00 am

Hope Takes a Beating in France, Too

The vote in Britain to leave the European Union is bad news for the French, who face economic strains and terrorist threats that feed their own nationalist movement.

Posted on 30 June 2016 @ 4:00 am

Congress’s Failure to Fund Zika Response

Funding for an adequate response to the virus is being held hostage by a debate over Planned Parenthood.

Posted on 30 June 2016 @ 4:00 am

Behind the Cruel Attack on Turkey

For too long, the government in Ankara underestimated the threat from the Islamic State.

Posted on 30 June 2016 @ 4:00 am

Britain’s Importance to Europe’s Security

Despite Brexit, Britain must continue to play a major role in NATO.

Posted on 29 June 2016 @ 4:00 am

A Narrow Ruling on Public Corruption

The Supreme Court’s decision on former Gov. Bob McDonnell won’t make it harder to prosecute crooked politicians.

Posted on 29 June 2016 @ 4:00 am

Puerto Rico’s Last Chance

If Senators vote “No” on a bill to restructure Puerto Rico’s debt, they are voting for the island’s creditors and against its people.

Posted on 29 June 2016 @ 4:00 am


The Philadelphia Inquirer – United States

The Telegraph – Great Britain

Globe and Mail – Canada

Happy Birthday, Canada

Browse July's work by Brian Gable and David Parkins

Posted on 30 June 2016 @ 10:06 pm

Prohibit marijuana for Canadians under 25? How about a hit of reality

Some 25-year-old Canadians have mortgages, families, post secondary and graduate degrees – they’re adults who can make adult choices

Posted on 30 June 2016 @ 6:52 pm

NATO’s Russian strategy must look beyond a Baltic mission

We verge on a resurgent nuclear arms race that is far more likely to precipitate a new cold war than Canada agreeing to take command of a few hundred soldiers in Latvia

Posted on 30 June 2016 @ 4:20 pm

Glorious and free: Canada is my paradise on Earth

Compared with the mean-spiritedness that’s infected the public life of many countries, we look more and more like a last bastion of intelligent and good-hearted government.

Posted on 30 June 2016 @ 3:32 pm

Was the ghost of Marx haunting Brexit?

Marxist theories of class and class struggle are as useful as any others for trying to explain what is happening to us

Posted on 30 June 2016 @ 12:00 pm

Parliament isn’t bound to ‘copy and paste’ court rulings into law

The government can’t be faulted for trying to craft a regimen aimed at protecting the vulnerable in medically assisted dying, a purpose validated by the Supreme Court

Posted on 30 June 2016 @ 10:00 am

Next up for the EU: a Frexit referendum?

Pressure is building in France to renegotiate terms of EU membership, or hold a referendum on quitting the union. It won’t be pretty

Posted on 30 June 2016 @ 10:00 am


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