OpEd


The New York Times - United States

The Democrats’ Fractured Views on Trade

It is hard to assess conflicting arguments over trade deals, because both sides assign far too much importance to individual deals.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 4:00 am

Lessons of New York’s Prison Escape

It makes sense for officials to look beyond the circumstances that led to the Clinton Correctional Facility breakout and beyond Clinton itself.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 4:00 am

The Hero and the Nazi

The lives of two old men from opposing sides in World War II offer invaluable moral lessons.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 4:00 am

Swift Release for Detained Migrants

Prolonged confinement is damaging for families seeking protection in the United States.

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 4:00 am

The Activist Roberts Court, 10 Years In

John Roberts has presided over a court that has been far too willing to undermine precedent and give the powerful a helping hand.

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 4:00 am

Take Jackson Off the $20 Bill, Put a Woman in His Place

Replacing Old Hickory’s portrait with that of a distinguished woman would be better than pushing Hamilton aside on the $10 bill.

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 4:00 am

Tarred by Tobacco

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has opposed anti-smoking measures abroad. Its members should be ashamed.

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 4:00 pm


The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Message of the Dalai Lama

By Robert P. George
and Katrina Lantos Swett
Today, July 6, the Dalai Lama of Tibet, a modern-day exemplar of liberty, will turn 80.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:34 am

Try different tactic in fighting war on poverty

By Michael A. MacDowell
Insanity has often been defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different outcome. While this statement is used for a variety of situations, perhaps it is nowhere better applied than in characterizing this country’s numerous attempts to eradicate poverty.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:34 am

Dirty money

District Attorney Seth Williams has agreed to stop seizing homes and cars from people who aren’t even suspected of crimes and haven’t been able to contest the seizures in court. It’s a belated but welcome retreat from an indefensible practice.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:34 am

Ensure sunscreen products both effective and safe

By Marissa J. Perman
With the summer season in full swing, I am reminded that these months lead to more time spent outside, whether it’s a trip to the beach, a Fourth of July barbeque, or just an afternoon walk. After a long winter, the time spent outdoors is well-deserved.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:32 am

All downhill to an Iran deal

The devil is not in the details. It’s in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama’s fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve détente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:32 am

Let retirees substitute teach

ISSUE | TEACHING
Retirees could help
Both the School District and the teachers’ union have always agreed that retired teachers are a valuable resource as substitutes ("Subs’ outsourcing is questioned," June 27). But for three years, the district, without reason, has blocked retirees from joining its substitute pool. The district’s explanation: It had enough substitutes.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:32 am

Knock the viewpoint, but let academic freedom ring

My colleague Peter Singer of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton is under attack.
Recently dozens of persons with disabilities came to campus to protest his being on our faculty. Some demanded that he resign – others called for revocation of his tenure – for comments he made regarding people with handicaps and the limits of our obligat

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 12:22 pm

The Telegraph - Great Britain

Scrap generous tax breaks for final salary pensions

The Budget should address this one tax unfairness, if nothing else, says Richard Dyson






Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 8:16 am

Greece votes No: The European Union is dying before our eyes

It’s not just disaffected pensioners: young Greeks have worked out that they don’t need the bloated EU






Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 7:57 am

7/7 anniversary: Why we can never stop tackling extremism

The terror threat did not fade after July 7 2005 – our outstanding security forces keep averting more attacks






Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:20 am

When hurling things at pupils was a good thing

In his weekly column, Charles Moore tackles unconventional teaching methods, inheritance tax, the BBC licence fee, and the joy of godfathering






Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:20 am

Let’s cut taxes for people at the top and the bottom

George Osborne’s Budget must slash the top rate of tax to incentivise success – but also stop subsidising employers who don’t pay the living wage






Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:00 am

Greece has captured its conqueror. Now the EU should forgive and restructure the debt

Tim Stanley: The Greek people may have spent too much in the good times but austerity is now killing their country. The EU should demonstrate compassion






Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 10:28 pm

Solid, non-royal godparents should serve Princess Charlotte well

Being a godparent is a heavy responsibility – as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge well know






Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 7:05 pm

Globe and Mail - Canada

Syria’s children are being robbed of their future

The heavy burden of war falls on those whose future is sacrificed

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 7:00 am

Five reasons the TRC chose ‘cultural genocide’

Neither the summary report, nor the upcoming final report represent the final word on how Canada ultimately defines the IRS experience

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 7:00 am

Valuing girls: A selfie with dad is a start

This charming campaign is helping to tackle the scourge of female feticide

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 7:00 am

A harsh blow against freedom of association

Forcing majority beliefs on organizations destroys the unique characteristics of each one

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 7:00 am

The world’s nicest, most law-abiding generation

Born to be mild – that may as well be the motto for today’s young people, given the dramatic changes seen in the past 50 years

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 11:49 am

The lost men of Europe, trapped in a so-called refugee system

Their fate says more about the problem with Europe’s refugee crisis than the overcrowded boats do

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 7:00 am

Summer isn’t the time to predict which way the political winds blow

Three men who became prime minister for long stretches of time trailed in opinion polls during Canada Day week

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 7:00 am


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