OpEd


The New York Times - United States

Re-elect Andrew Cuomo for Governor of New York

Despite some criticisms, The Times’s editorial board recommends giving Mr. Cuomo a second term.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

Close the Overseas Torture Loophole

President Obama should not consider any legal loophole that might permit an American official to engage in torture or cruelty, no matter where it takes place.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

Membership’s Perks, for Immigrants, Too

New York City’s new ID card will tell everyone that its owner, including unauthorized immigrants, is a bona fide New Yorker.

Posted on 21 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

The Wrong Rx for XXLs

Instead of reviving the big-cup ban, the mayor should encourage New Yorkers to make healthier choices.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

La Impresionante Contribución de Cuba en la Lucha Contra el Ébola

En comparación con la labor de una pequeña isla y sus médicos, los esfuerzos de Estados Unidos son una vergüenza.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

Cuba’s Impressive Role on Ebola

The efforts of this small country and its doctors are putting America’s contributions to shame.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

Ireland, Still Addicted to Tax Breaks

It promises to get rid of a loophole that helps big multinationals — but, wait, here comes another to replace it.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:00 am


The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Presidents once said ‘no’

By Amity Shlaes
Republicans and Democrats resemble one another too closely for voter comfort these days. Whatever their own political leanings, voters would prefer more diversity in the policy spectrum.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 1:26 pm

An artist, and a friend, of importance

By Tom Goodman
Innovator. Formalist. Intellectual searcher. Legatee of the American Bauhaus.
Ray Metzker, who passed away Oct. 9 at the age of 83, has been called all of the above.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 5:36 am

LETTERS – Oct. 20

ISSUE | SCHOOLS
Trust violated
The proposed payments that School Reform Commission Chairman Bill Green quoted recently – $26 to $67 a month, or $200 for a family – were for a health plan inferior to the one currently provided by our union ("Why the SRC acted quickly, decisively," Oct. 12). There is a "buy up" option, but it costs three-to-five times as much. For a teacher to properly insure a family, the cost will actually be as high as $678 a month.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 5:33 am

CHIRP: What do you think? – Oct. 19

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

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 1:13 am

Phila. learns to play outside

Drew Becher
is president of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Philadelphians moved outdoors this summer.
In a city that used to be known for rolling up its sidewalks when the sun set, this summer we had a vibrant, open-air nightlife enhanced by temporary installations – pop-up gardens.

Posted on 19 October 2014 @ 5:35 am

CHIRP: What do you think? – Oct. 19

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

Posted on 19 October 2014 @ 5:35 am

LETTERS – Oct. 19

ISSUE | E-MAIL PORN
Unbecoming clicks
State Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery can apologize until the cows come home for his avowed lapse in judgment ("Swift justice," Oct. 17). He can offer a multitude of excuses and cry foul all he wants. But passing off his actions as a direct result of his experience as a member of the Police Department, well, that’s stooping pretty low. He went from being everyone’s hero to being a disgrace.

Posted on 19 October 2014 @ 5:35 am

The Telegraph - Great Britain

The Nats were banking on fool’s gold

The latest figures showing falling oil prices demonstrate just how far out of line with the reality the SNP’s vision for an independent Scotland really was




Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 9:01 pm

What’s on my ‘bucket list’? To come to terms with the past

Most pensioners claim to be looking to the future – but for Allan Massie, retirement is about reflecting on times gone by




Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:18 pm

Did this doctor save Nigeria from Ebola?

Nigeria could have been Ebola’s main disaster zone – thanks to a few smart medics, it has a clean bill of health, writes Colin Freeman




Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 3:50 pm

Sooner or later, David Cameron is going to have to deal with Ukip

Nigel Farage is a paper tiger. David Cameron needs to set him on fire, says Dan Hodges




Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 2:29 pm

Sooner of later, David Cameron is going to have to deal with Ukip

Nigel Farage is a paper tiger. David Cameron needs to set him on fire, says Dan Hodges




Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 2:29 pm

Sooner of later, David Cameron is going to have to tackle Ukip

Nigel Farage is a paper tiger. David Cameron needs to set him on fire, says Dan Hodges




Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 2:29 pm

Lynda Bellingham: a tribute

Lynda Bellingham’s long career combined sophisticated sitcoms, Strictly Come Dancing and Doctor Who, says Michael Hogan




Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 11:26 am

Globe and Mail - Canada

Privacy worries aside, Big Data can be good for your health

Most of us are afraid that collecting every particle of information about our personal lives is already being abused and will only get worse

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 5:32 pm

Don’t panic: There’s no North American Ebola outbreak

There has been a grand total of three people infected in the West

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 4:14 pm

Why are deadly rail crossings still in our neighbourhoods?

Canadians seem to be all too willing to opt for rail safety on the cheap

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 2:14 pm

There’s room for entrepreneurs in the delivery of public services

The ills of monopolies have caught up with several public services, with high-cost labour and bureaucracies that are slow to respond to change

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 12:25 pm

Synod revealed the muscle, muck and mire of a living church

The donnybrook on the Tiber is finished. But the ripples will be with us for some time to come.

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 11:22 am

The tragicomedy of the U.S. midterms

America could be discussing Ebola, Islamic State or Obamacare. It’s discussing Pat Roberts’s recliner

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 7:00 am

Stacking the odds against First Nations families

Ottawa knows better, but has still been underfunding reserve child welfare services for years

Posted on 20 October 2014 @ 7:00 am


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