OpEd


The New York Times - United States

Australia’s Retreat on Emissions

The decision to kill the carbon tax rewards industry but hurts the planet.

Posted on 21 August 2014 @ 4:00 am

The Right to Cheat and Maim?

When contractors get a federal job, they are working for the people. Therefore, they should be expected to abide by federal labor laws.

Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 4:00 am

Better Governing Through Data

A new initiative by Comptroller Scott Stringer aims to save New York City money and solve problems the way CompStat has helped the N.Y.P.D. reduce crime.

Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 4:00 am

Prime Minister Modi Fumbles on Pakistan

India overreacted in canceling peace talks between the two countries. They should plan to meet and talk at the United Nations in New York next month.

Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 4:00 am

New Threats to Democracy in Turkey

The popular election of Recep Tayyip Erdogan as its next president creates political uncertainties for his country.

Posted on 19 August 2014 @ 4:00 am

It’s Time to Overhaul Clemency

The federal pardon policy needs to be more transparent and applied more frequently.

Posted on 19 August 2014 @ 4:00 am

Is Gov. Rick Perry’s Bad Judgment Really a Crime?

Given the facts, the indictment appears to be the product of an overzealous prosecution.

Posted on 19 August 2014 @ 4:00 am


The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Reach out to that teacher who made a difference

By James F. Burns
I recently wrote a note to my teacher. Sounds very ordinary, until you learn that I’m 75 years old and my teacher is 100.

Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 8:34 am

A nation of pessimists

It is the very essence of the American Dream: an irrepressible confidence that our children will live better than we do.

Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 8:33 am

LETTERS – Aug. 20

ISSUE | JOURNALISM
War on words
In a new report, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union warn that "large-scale U.S. surveillance is seriously hampering U.S.-based journalists." They describe an unhealthy media climate in which journalists are forced to take

Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 8:33 am

Parents can help limit student debt

Mom and Dad have an important role to play in limiting the amount of debt their college students accrue. And it has nothing to do with their income.

Posted on 19 August 2014 @ 1:34 pm

Help coach good teachers

For all the debate over education, there is one point on which almost everyone agrees: Good teachers make a difference.

Posted on 19 August 2014 @ 1:34 pm

LETTERS-Aug. 19

ISSUE | SCHOOL FUNDING
Soaking the poor
Has no one noticed that city leaders’ proposed cigarette tax to finance the schools is a tax on the working-class and poor people of Philadelphia? Even if the rich smoked at the same rate as the poor, there are a lot fewer rich people. Also, the rich can more easily buy cigarettes outside the city. Therefore, the cigarette-tax burden falls disproportionately on the poor.

Posted on 19 August 2014 @ 5:33 am

You can help Philadelphia clean up its act

By Donald Carlton
Many of the 900 public litter baskets placed on Philadelphia streets are overflowing, pouring trash into our neighborhoods. These litter baskets are intended to help solve our litter problem by providing residents and visitors with a convenient way to dispose of their litter. The solution has become the problem.

Posted on 18 August 2014 @ 12:34 pm

The Telegraph - Great Britain

Go on, stick your neck out and put on a cravat

Nicholas Parsons is in the vanguard of a trend to make cravats fashionable once more, says Luke Leitch




Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 6:40 am

Go on, stick your neck out and put on a cravat

Nicholas Parsons is in the vanguard of a trend to make cravats fashionable once more, says Luke Leitch




Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 6:40 am

Strictly Come Dancing: Good luck, Judy Murray – we veterans will be rooting for you to ace this series

Esther Rantzen gives Judy Murray a Strictly pep talk and 10 tips for taking part




Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 6:35 am

Something rotten in celeb-land

The stench in a star-strewn Wiltshire village led Harry Wallop to poke his nose into a festering issue




Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 6:30 am

I’m going on holiday but my husband has to work. Can I borrow yours?

Mariella Frostrup and Bryony Gordon debate the merits or otherwise of man-sharing for holiday purposes




Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 6:25 am

Tell it like it is, critics – however painful

The effort that goes into writing a book or making a film should not influence a reviewer, says Rowan Pelling




Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 5:30 am

The fear of performance that can lead us to ecstasy

Most musicians need this form of nervous excitement, this whiff of danger, to be at our best, says Stephen Hough




Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 5:25 am

Globe and Mail - Canada

Can Quebec learn from Scotland’s McReferendum?

As Scottish voters prepare to vote on a short, simple referendum question, PQ leadership hopeful Bernard Drainville says Quebec should follow the Caledonian example

Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 7:00 am

My Canadian oath: Whatever

I will fulfill my responsibility as a citizen to vote in every election for which I am eligible, and to answer my phone even if I don’t recognize the number on call display

Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 7:00 am

Aug. 20: Obama out of time – and more letters to the editor

Letters to the editor should be exclusive to The Globe and Mail. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. Try to keep letters under 150 words. Letters may be edited for length and clarity. E-mail: letters@globeandmail.com

Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 7:00 am

The North Pole is a distraction

Stephen Harper knows Canada’s claim will fail. But icebreaker missions are good politics

Posted on 20 August 2014 @ 7:00 am

A fresh way to store food

Entrepreneurial nutritionist develops natural, eco-friendly wrap to rival plastic film

Posted on 19 August 2014 @ 8:08 pm

It’s not ‘Who took my bike,’ but 'Who really controls the sidewalk?'

When a mall manager removed a woman’s bike from a sidewalk at Toronto’s Yonge and Bloor, it was exercising classic “governance through owners” – a common practice in Canada’s cities

Posted on 19 August 2014 @ 2:03 pm

Don’t reduce Ferguson to statistics

Darren Wilson and Michael Brown aren’t stereotypes – they’re people

Posted on 19 August 2014 @ 7:00 am


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