The New York Times - United States

A New Chapter for America and India

President Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have set relations between their democracies on a deeper path.

Posted on 28 January 2015 @ 5:00 am

The Humane Death Penalty Charade

It is time to dispense with the pretense of the state carrying out a pain-free execution.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 5:00 am

Greece’s Agonized Cry to Europe

European leaders must hear the unambiguous message from voters: Greeks will not continue to abide by the austerity regime.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 5:00 am

President Obama Protects a Valued Wilderness

A new proposal would protect 1.5 million acres of coastal plain in the Arctic by barring oil-and-gas exploration.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 5:00 am

Maduro en su laberinto

A medida que cae el precio del petróleo, devastando la economía venezolana, el líder del país se vuelve más errático y déspota.

Posted on 26 January 2015 @ 5:00 am

A Promising Garbage Workaround

New York City should seriously consider a compromise proposal for its unpopular East River waste transfer station.

Posted on 26 January 2015 @ 5:00 am

Mr. Maduro in His Labyrinth

As the price of oil tumbles, devastating Venezuela’s economy, the country’s leader becomes more erratic and despotic.

Posted on 26 January 2015 @ 5:00 am

The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Seize the moment

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s order curtailing government seizures of property from people never accused of a crime should be a signal to Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. His aggressive use of civil forfeiture laws has been not only unjust, but also oblivious to the growing outrage over unfair confiscations.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 2:31 pm

In troubled world, Holocaust awareness needed

What better time to remember the history and events of the Holocaust than now, as we witness worldwide terrorist assaults on civilized values that threaten the very fabric of humanity?

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 11:17 am

Memories of Wrigley and Mr. Cub

Friday’s death of "Mr. Cub," Ernie Banks, immediately took my mind to Wrigley Field, a place that has been an unchanged feature across generations of baseball fans.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 11:13 am

New culture wars emerging

The old culture war politics is dying, but new culture wars are gathering force. The transformation of the battlefield will change our public life.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 11:11 am

CHIRP: What do you think? – Jan. 27

President Obama shouldn’t pat himself on the back too much for improvements in the economy.

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 6:33 am

LETTERS – Jan. 27

Treating customers’ needs a priority
While we can’t comment on any individual member’s experience due to privacy considerations, it was important to us to respond to a recent op-ed about our customer service, as we take this instance and every customer service issue seriously ("No easy access to health care," Jan. 22).

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 6:33 am

Limited utility

It took hundreds of millions of years for geologic forces to form the natural gas coursing below Philadelphia’s streets. And it took more than a century for many of the pipes carrying it to reach their questionable state of repair. In that context, Darrell Clarke’s City Council threw the system’s future into doubt with impressive speed.

Posted on 26 January 2015 @ 7:42 pm

The Telegraph - Great Britain

Searching for the correct phrase can go so very wrong

Benedict Cumberbatch is under fire for calling black British actors “coloured” – but most white men his age struggle to keep up with the latest terminology

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 7:35 pm

Falling oil price a curse, not a tax cut, for British economy?

Economy faces billions of pounds of lost revenue as falling oil price cripples resources industry

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 7:21 pm

Auschwitz 70th anniversary: Even today, Jews need Israel as a safe haven

The last year has, unfortunately, been a wake-up call for Jews living in Europe

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 2:56 pm

The prospect of a coalition between Ed Miliband and Alex Salmond could win the election for the Tories

Labour seems to underestimate how badly middle England will respond to the idea of Ed bossed around by the SNP. The Conservatives will hammer this theme

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 2:13 pm

General Election 2015: What about the voters who don’t care about the economy or the NHS?

The Conservatives and Labour are relentlessly focussing on their chosen issues, but do they risk missing voters who care more about other things like immigration?

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 12:14 pm

Pigs, poodles, and African lions – meet Churchill the animal-lover

Keeping fish, horses, and all manner of other beasts was Sir Winston Churchill’s way to forget the pressures of being an eminent statesman

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 7:30 am

Since when does being 38 make you an ‘older woman’?

Keeley Hawes’s examples of supposedly ‘older’ actresses say a lot about our views on age

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 7:05 am

Globe and Mail - Canada

Britain’s next election (like Canada’s) could be won on public health reform

Defending the beleaguered National Health Service is would be the perfect rallying cause for advocates of left-wing populism

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 2:54 pm

A provincial patchwork is the worst way to tax carbon

Canadian climate change policy continues to be characterized by inadequacy at the federal level and fragmentation at the provincial level

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 12:46 pm

Provinces, doctors need to defuse compensation

Like Spy Vs. Spy, their battles are pointless and never-ending

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 8:00 am

U.S. could do worse than Clinton vs. Bush

The GOP nomination race will be wild, with Jeb Bush lined up against a long list of big-name Republicans

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 8:00 am

Many lessons still to be learned from the horrors at Auschwitz

As Auschwitz and the Nazis’ slaughter of European Jewry slips from living experience, its historical understanding must be preserved, advanced and remembered

Posted on 27 January 2015 @ 2:55 am

Ontario’s welcome move on rights shows reality of trans people in prisons

New policy will allow trans people to self-identify their gender for placement, regardless of whether they have undergone sex reassignment surgery

Posted on 26 January 2015 @ 6:18 pm

A national bird? How about that one with ‘Canada’ in its name?

The iconic animal truly represents the Canadians of today: Anti-monarchist, bad-singing trouble makers who aren’t afraid to crap on ourselves and the United States

Posted on 26 January 2015 @ 3:59 pm

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