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The New York Times - United States

What College Applications Shouldn’t Ask

High school disciplinary records have no place in the admissions process.

Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 4:00 am

Moguls Busily Buying Campaign Clout

Senator Marco Rubio’s wealthy political patron is ignored by other candidates, who are seeking their own super PAC bonanzas.

Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 4:00 am

Stupid Pentagon Budget Tricks

Congress is using budget gimmickry and sleight of hand to increase military spending while pretending to be fiscally prudent.

Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 4:00 am

The Victory for Same-Sex Marriage in Ireland

Irish voters took a stand for love, common sense and justice and sent the world a loud message that these values will prevail.

Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 4:00 am

Dark Clouds Over Turkey

A crackdown on the media raises fears that the political process is being manipulated to ensure that the president’s party wins.

Posted on 23 May 2015 @ 4:00 am

Banks as Felons, or Criminality Lite

There has been no meaningful punishment for the banks that conspired to manipulate the world’s currencies.

Posted on 23 May 2015 @ 4:00 am

A Costly Tax Break for Nonpublic Schools

Governor Cuomo’s bill would reward those who are already contributing to private schools, when it is public schools that need a financial boost.

Posted on 23 May 2015 @ 4:00 am


The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Worldview: An Iraqi Christian oasis away from ISIS

The news from the Middle East has become so grim I am always looking for a bright spot.
So, on a recent trip to Iraqi Kurdistan, it was a relief and a surprise to come across an upbeat story in an unexpected place: a church in Erbil that houses Christian refugees from northern Iraq who barely escaped the ISIS invasion in August.

Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 4:37 pm

Hoping others can learn from family’s loss

Joe Giandonato’s only daughter died from a drug overdose. He wants you to know that, which makes him unusual.

Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 4:17 pm

The Pulse: Five words for the grads

I’m feeling left out. It’s graduation season and no one has asked me to speak. The closest I came was when my friend Tom Kline asked me to preview the commencement address he planned to deliver at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Tom has an advantage – with his name appearing on all the diplomas, his speech will surely not be forgotten.

Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 3:31 pm

Unborn lives all deserve our compassion

Marybeth Hagan
is a writer in Narberth
Let’s put the U.S. House of Representatives’ recent passage of a ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy into perspective. We should begin by noting the exceptions to the ban if it ever becomes law.

Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 2:35 pm

Don’t let the fallen veterans be forgotten

Kim Guadagno
is lieutenant governor of New Jersey
The month of May marks two things that I share with tens of thousands of American women – our role as mothers and our role as parents of a child serving in the military.

Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 2:32 pm

Hassled by election robocalls

ISSUE | PHONE MANNERS
Tame robo-calls
at election time
On the evening before the Pennsylvania primary, a string of robo-calls made a tough situation worse by peppering my landline with an irritating string of messages that tied up the phone. It’s rude, but still possible, to hang up on a live telemarketer. However, it’s not so easy to get a robo-caller off the line. Even when I hang up, the robocaller drones on.

Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 2:32 pm

Rise of the Bill of Rights

Carol Berkin
is the presidential professor emerita of Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 2:32 pm

The Telegraph - Great Britain

Social mobility has come to a halt

Inequality and a lack of movement at the top and bottom of our society are issues that David Cameron could make his crusade over the next five years – and deliver real progress on, believes Alan Milburn




Posted on 25 May 2015 @ 6:01 am

Spare a thought for those who voted No in Ireland

The views of the 38 per cent in Ireland opposed to gay marriage should be treated with respect, says Ruth Dudley Edwards




Posted on 25 May 2015 @ 5:30 am

Localism is a fine idea, but who pays for it?

As far as Charles Moore can see, George Osborne’s Northern Powerhouse will give central government more power than ever




Posted on 25 May 2015 @ 5:20 am

The painful day of judgment is coming closer for the Greeks

A choice will have to be made: will they swallow the German medicine or decide to go it alone, asks Boris Johnson




Posted on 25 May 2015 @ 5:01 am

No chance now of building a bridge over troubled waters

As a former maths teacher, it seems strange that Art Garfunkel has never worked out that genius is not an act of fate, writes Jane Shilling




Posted on 25 May 2015 @ 4:45 am

Tolerance in victory

Telegraph View: It would foolish of Ireland to replace one form of intolerance with another




Posted on 25 May 2015 @ 4:30 am

Telegraph latest cartoon: gallery

Today’s Telegraph cartoon from Adams and Bob




Posted on 24 May 2015 @ 6:38 pm

Globe and Mail - Canada

When men behave badly

Senseless risk-taking can only be explained by what researchers call ‘male idiot theory’

Posted on 23 May 2015 @ 11:50 am

Germany: Where the refugee flood is a solution, not a problem

The public and their politicians are receiving the majority of Europe’s refugees with surprising calm, even optimism

Posted on 23 May 2015 @ 7:00 am

Network debates without Harper? No problem

Political parties should not be able to brush the traditional format aside for tactical reasons or spite

Posted on 23 May 2015 @ 7:00 am

The redeemer was named Babcock, and he would save the sacred game

Hope reigned and the warring tribes concluded that perhaps $50-million was not too much to spend on a saviour who might one day bring home a big metal cup

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 10:19 pm

What Harper, Mulcair and Trudeau need to do in the debates

From someone who has prepped leaders before, what they need to do this fall

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 6:55 pm

On the gun registry, the Tories think they can break the laws of physics

A new law retroactively and sweepingly exempts the long-gun registry from any ‘request, complaint, investigation, application, judicial review, appeal or other proceeding under the Access to Information Act or the Privacy Act’

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 4:16 pm

Can a third orange wave splash across Canada?

The failure of the Conservatives to grow and the Liberals’ failure to seem like the inevitable alternative give the NDP a chance for a surprise

Posted on 22 May 2015 @ 7:00 am


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