The New York Times - United States

New York’s Attorney General and Comptroller

The Times’s editorial board recommends re-electing Eric Schneiderman as attorney general and Thomas DiNapoli as comptroller.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

The Fed at the Crossroads

It is crucial that the Federal Reserve keep interest rates low as long as inflation is in check.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

A Verdict on Blackwater

Four former private contractors finally have been held accountable for the killing of 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007, bringing a measure of justice.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

The Upside of Lower Oil Prices

Consumers and businesses will benefit. But the search for cleaner fuels must continue.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 4:30 pm

Inequality in Hong Kong

However negotiations proceed, basic political and economic issues will endure.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 4:30 pm

Some Good News on the Ebola Front

Nigeria and Senegal are free of the virus, and 43 people in Texas who had been monitored for 21 days have been cleared without any of them becoming sick.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

Unraveling the Cable Bundle

HBO and CBS are moving toward à la carte services, a more pragmatic approach to selling content that should benefit consumers.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Worldview: Inspiration from a father

In 2009, I spent an afternoon talking with Malala Yousafzai’s father, Ziauddin, in an outdoor garden in Mingora, the capital of the Swat district of Pakistan, which had just been freed from months of Taliban control.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 12:17 pm

LETTERS – Oct. 23

Legal horror
Just in time for Halloween comes a real monstrosity from the state legislature – a bill that effectively prevents municipalities from enacting ordinances stricter than state firearms laws ("Gun-ban lawsuit bill OKd," Oct. 21).

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 5:34 am

CHIRP – Sept. X

Pennsylvanians should be calling for the removal of a state Supreme Court justice accused of sending pornographic e-mails.

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 2:41 am

Oh, to be in Philadelphia for autumn

By B.G. Kelley
I am the son of a florist, and so Pop drilled into me that autumn was about sensory experiences: a bite to the air, a rip to the rivers; the sun dropping down like a gold coin; landscapes engorged in colorful chrysanthemums; and the changing colors of the leaves – the yellows, golds, reds, and rusts – that formed on the boughs of trees like bouquets we once made side by side in his tiny shop.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 1:13 pm

LETTERS – Oct. 22

Quality must not await democratic control
The Inquirer editorial on the elected school board debate was thoughtful, but missed a larger point ("Why not democracy?" Oct. 19). The argument against an elected school board for Philadelphia at this time is not an argument against democracy,

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 12:04 pm

Court saga is disgraceful and ongoing

The Supreme Disgrace: A Sequel
No Stars.
Running Time: Who knows?
Rated NC-17 for nudity, explicit sex, profanity, juvenile conduct by adults.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 5:37 am

LETTERS – Oct. 22

Orchestra phone-app use not that smart
Picture this: You’re settling in your seat in Verizon Hall, waiting for the Philadelphia Orchestra concert to begin. On stage, musicians are warming up. The concertmaster steps out; then, the conductor. Anticipation is high. Just before the conductor raises his baton, the lights dim, directing all attention to the musicians in front of us, playing music for our pleasure.

Posted on 22 October 2014 @ 5:37 am

The Telegraph - Great Britain

Expert’s view of The Apprentice: The sweet smell of success?

In the third of a series of blogs reviewing this season of The Apprentice, a recruitment expert gives his views on how the contestants fared and what lessons can be learned from their mistakes

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 2:21 pm

Westminster may be running scared of Ukip – but the British people aren’t

The electorate are on to Ukip and Nigel Farage now, says Dan Hodges. They have the new nasty party pegged

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 12:10 pm

At this rate the rise of Ukip will keep Britain in the EU

For all the cocky Ukip rhetoric about a people’s army, the party appeals to nothing like a majority, says Iain Martin

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 11:30 am

Antony Horowitz’s Sherlock Holmes novel Moriarty can only fall flat

Modern ‘re-interpretations’ of classic works such as Sherlock Holmes and PG Wodehouse miss the point: the originals are products of their time and writers, says Harry Mount

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 11:00 am

The Apprentice archetypes: why do these awful people keep turning up on our TV screens?

If Sir Alan Sugar’s candidates were all competent, the show wouldn’t be worth watching, says Tim Stanley

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 8:14 am

Renée Zellweger: why does her face look so different?

Hollywood star Renée Zellweger shocked fans with her appearance this week. Victoria Lambert examines her new look

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 6:10 am

Brave as lions but poorly led – the British heroes of Helmand

Leaving Afghanistan may mark the moment we lost our influence as a global military power, suggests Peter Oborne

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 5:30 am

Globe and Mail - Canada

Canada needs a fighter jet that matches its missions

Like the CF-18, the F-35 is not designed to fly low and slow for ground support

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 5:37 pm

Canada must be careful when trading liberties for security

We are about to discover that identifying all potential threats does not come cheaply

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 1:17 pm

The end of innocence? Only for the innocent

Random violence? Militant Islam? Whatever the attacker’s motivations were, this country is about to face some unpleasant questions

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 11:00 am

Terrorists don’t have a chance in this country

Canadians are steadfast and a bit phlegmatic. These are among our finest traits. We don’t get that excited, and we won’t be cowed into giving up our freedoms

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 7:00 am

Don’t let the seat of government become a fortress

The angry gunman in the legislature is a constant, distressing phenomenon worldwide, and the way we respond tends to be depressingly similar

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 7:00 am

Restraint, confusion defined TV coverage that, mostly, failed

Nobody in the Canadian TV news business emerges as especially thoughtful and skilled at handling the circumstance

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 2:42 am

Canada’s best response: Move forward

Many questions will rightly be asked about counterterrorism efforts, but a democratic society also needs to take a deep breath and practice normalcy

Posted on 23 October 2014 @ 2:00 am

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