The New York Times - United States

Protecting Fragile Retirement Nest Eggs

Effective rules imposing a fiduciary duty on all retirement account advisers should quickly be put in place.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 5:00 am

The Phony Legal Attack on Health Care

King v. Burwell, which could tear a huge hole in the Affordable Care Act, is a marvel of reverse-engineered absurdity.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 5:00 am

Governors Can Run, but They Can’t Hide

A state record leaves those jostling for the nomination wide open to criticism.

Posted on 1 March 2015 @ 5:00 am

A Bad Call on Risky Circumcisions

Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to stop regulating a practice that could infect babies with herpes.

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 5:00 am

Remove Unfair Barriers to Employment

Federal action is needed to ensure that people with criminal convictions are not walled off from the job market.

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 5:00 am

The Islamic State’s Most Recent Victims

It seems sometimes as if a band of fanatics has emerged from the dark ages to wage war on the present.

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 5:00 am

Undermining Children’s Insurance

Congressional Republicans are proposing changes to CHIP that could adversely affect over a million youngsters and end up costing the states.

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 5:00 am

The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Probing for answers

With people across America still protesting the deaths of two black men killed by police in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y., and counterdemonstrations being held to support police for their hard work, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams telephoned a grieving mother Tuesday.

Posted on 27 February 2015 @ 10:36 am

Professors’ view of sex-assault policy is flawed

By Carol E. Tracy, Terry L. Fromson, and Amal Bass
When the University of Pennsylvania adopted changes in its handling of sexual-assault cases, almost a third of the Law School faculty wrote a letter criticizing the new policy.

Posted on 27 February 2015 @ 10:29 am

A clean slate for Illinois?

The most portentous election of 2014, which gave the worst-governed state its first Republican governor in 12 years, has initiated this century’s most intriguing political experiment.

Posted on 27 February 2015 @ 10:20 am

Many heroes in struggle for civil rights

By Mike Fitzpatrick
On New Year’s Day 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation stating that "all persons held as slaves . . . shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free."

Posted on 27 February 2015 @ 10:18 am

Letters – Feb. 27

Clarke had a plan
Farah Jimenez and Phil Goldsmith criticized City Council for failing to address the city’s more than $5 billion unfunded pension liability but missed a strong effort by Council President Darrell L. Clarke to do just that ("The pension problem," Feb. 22).

Posted on 27 February 2015 @ 10:16 am

Centers help abuse victims and communities heal

By Abbie Newman
Pennsylvania won a major victory in the fight against child sexual abuse thanks to U.S. District Judge Yvette Kane. On Jan. 13, Kane ruled against the NCAA, which wanted to use the $60 million fine levied against Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child-abuse scandal outside the commonwealth. Now that the money is staying in Pennsylvania, we must make the most of this opportunity to help children.

Posted on 27 February 2015 @ 6:35 am

Time to tell whole truth

That an official cause has finally been given in the mysterious death of the wife of a politically connected South Jersey hospital executive in no way excuses a continuing disregard for the state’s public information law.

Posted on 26 February 2015 @ 6:39 pm

The Telegraph - Great Britain

Mystery over parents denied their right to enter the courtroom

It would seem that ‘one of the oldest principles of our law’ has not been followed, writes Christopher Booker

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 7:33 pm

Forget MPs and ‘cabs for hire’ – the green lobby is already at the wheel

The speed with which Charles Hendry MP switched from being minister of state for energy and climate change to the chairmanship of Forewind Ltd is above board but remarkable, writes Christopher Booker

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 7:26 pm

The one where Dave is taken for a ride by the MoD

George doesn’t really don’t care if the Russians take Ukraine, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania tomorrow. So long as the Tories take Ashford, Thurrock and Mid Dorset in May

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 7:12 pm

So many cookbooks, so little time

We own on average six recipe books, yet make the same nine meals over and over again. It can’t be good for us, says Glenda Cooper

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 7:10 pm

Children’s reading: I, for one, am glad Tolkien is out

Children are now shunning classics such as J?R?R Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy – good, says Glenda Cooper

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 7:06 pm

Forget Mark Rylance, it’s the she-wolves who deserve the crown

The final episode of Wolf Hall was proof that ultimately Claire Foy and Jessica Raine stole the show, writes Glenda Cooper

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 7:02 pm

Sebastian Coe: Why should Boris have to know about football?

It is ridiculous to expect politicians to know about popular culture, the price of a pint of milk and who won big at the Brits, says Sebastian Coe

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 6:59 pm

Globe and Mail - Canada

Why I already have Hillary fatigue

She may be a lock for the nomination, but she should make serious Democrats want to stick hot pokers in their eyes

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 1:00 pm

An Iran opportunity not to be missed

There are several ways the nuclear agreement with Tehran could be scuttled, but circumstances make this an excellent time to deal

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 8:00 am

What happens when you run out of taxpayers?

Germany’s efforts to replenish its vanishing work force inevitably lead to an unpopular solution: immigration

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 8:00 am

Low oil price doesn’t change Canada’s westward shift, France says

Canada’s economy has been moving away from Ontario and Quebec for many years, ambassador says, and will not suddenly stop

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 3:03 am

Focus Alberta tax talk on income, not sales

If the government cares about tax fairness, it should first increase personal income tax rates on high earners

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 2:22 am

Remember the U.S. Ebola crisis? The only epidemic was fear-mongering

The U.S. suffered four confirmed cases and one death, plus a genuine outbreak of paranoia and grandstanding

Posted on 28 February 2015 @ 12:39 am

Quebec judge who demanded hijab removal needs a Charter lesson

Every way you look at this issue, the Quebec judge was just plain wrong

Posted on 27 February 2015 @ 6:54 pm

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