OpEd


The New York Times - United States

A Potent, Overlooked Greenhouse Gas

New rules to address methane emissions should be as tough as possible and national in scope.

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 5:00 am

The Meaning of the Ferguson Riots

Distrust of law enforcement presents a grave danger to the civic fabric of the United States.

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 5:00 am

New Frontier for Ebola

An outbreak of Ebola in Mali must be contained before it can get very far, and international agencies and donors can’t let their guards down.

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 5:00 am

A Problem Beyond Mr. Hagel

The defense secretary resigned, but the Obama administration’s core military problem is a national security policy that has been too incoherent and shifting.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 5:00 am

Israel Narrows Its Democracy

In any form, the contentious bill that would officially define Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people, reserving “national rights” only for Jews, should be defeated.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 5:00 am

The Incredible Shrinking Action in Atlantic City

The once-thriving casinos continue a long, painful slide from the glory days of the 1970s. The Trump Taj Mahal may be the next to close.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 5:00 am

The Danger of Foreign Jihadists

The Islamic State continues to exercise an almost surreal appeal to fighters with non-Muslim backgrounds.

Posted on 24 November 2014 @ 4:30 pm


The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Cyber charters are falling short of expectations

By Kate Shaw
and Adam Schott
The Pennsylvania Department of Education has just concluded hearings on three proposed cyber-charter schools. If approved, these schools have the potential to divert millions from Pennsylvania’s brick-and-mortar charter schools at a time of unprecedented financial and structural challenges.

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 6:34 am

Fair funding for Pa. schools

By Neil D. Theobald
In 1866, the architect of New York City’s Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted, was asked to come to San Francisco and re-create Central Park on a windswept expanse of sand dunes near the future Golden Gate Bridge. Olmsted’s response accurately describes, I believe, the task facing the Pennsylvania Basic Education Funding Commission:

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 6:34 am

LETTERS – Nov. 26

ISSUE | FERGUSON, MO.
Battling, losing
The grand jury reviewed the facts in Ferguson and did not find evidence to indict Officer Darren Wilson. Now we see the truly predictable response of the community in Ferguson. With violence, looting, and disrespect for all, they devalue their legitimate grievances.

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 6:34 am

Climate change views differ

Robert Bryce
is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and the author of five books on energy
Rajendra Pachauri, who chairs the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, recently declared that we have "the means to limit climate change" and that "all we need is the will to change."

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 6:34 am

CHIRP: What do you think? – Nov. 25

At Thanksgiving this year, I am more thankful than ever before about living in America.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 6:34 am

LETTERS – Nov. 25

ISSUE | PRIORITIES
Party, not study?
Isn’t it ironic that city politicos are assuring one and all that, if the Democratic Party honors Philadelphia with its 2016 convention, they will have no problem raising millions to fund the event ("Asking donors to back ’16 bid," Nov. 17)? At the same time, no one seems able to fund the education of the future participants in the electoral process. It seems to me that our priorities are just a little askew.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 6:34 am

Climate change views differ: As a species, we must evolve

Jonathan Koomey
is the author of "Cold Cash, Cool Climate: Science-based Advice for Ecological Entrepreneurs"
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report reinforces previous findings that the Earth is warming, humans are primarily responsible, and rapid reductions in emissions are needed. Our emissions trend substantially increases the

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 4:40 am

The Telegraph - Great Britain

‘Open top independent schools to all on merit’

If access to an independent education leads to increased opportunities why shouldn’t access to that education be open to all, asks Sir Peter Lampl




Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 9:52 am

What can British TV learn from Danish dramas?

As acclaimed drama The Legacy airs on Sky Arts 1, Serena Davies examines why Denmark is consistently getting it right




Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 9:22 am

Put that in your pipe

Telegraph View: Smokers of e-cigarettes should not be persecuted




Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 6:35 am

Tristram Hunt has resorted to the politics of class envy

Telegraph View: Labour’s attack on private schools is both vindictive and impractical




Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 6:25 am

Ferguson shows that Barack Obama’s America is still divided by race

As the president plays down tensions, he risks prolonging the stalemate he vowed to break, says Peter Foster

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 6:15 am

We shouldn’t blame David Mellor for getting angry

Sometimes letting your rage out can be cathartic, says Joan Bakewell – even if the tapes are running




Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 6:05 am

Depressing three-way race to be most Left-wing Scottish Labour leader candidate

Nobody is talking about wealth creation – how are we to earn the money to pay all these taxes?




Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 9:54 pm

Globe and Mail - Canada

What does genomics mean for the environment? Everything

And there are few countries with as much to gain from this as Canada

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 12:13 pm

My radicalized son chose the other Islam

I had converted to a peaceful, diverse faith. The Wahhabis indoctrinated him with a harsh, isolating view

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 12:00 pm

The NDP’s poisoned chalice

Quebec was the impossible dream for New Democrats, but has the province become too close for the party’s own good?

Posted on 26 November 2014 @ 8:00 am

Why Ferguson is a wake-up call for all U.S. cities

Municipalities across the country should re-examine their records on police brutality and accountability

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 6:55 pm

Ferguson joins the sad battlefields of U.S. race tension

The episode underlines the resilience of ancient suspicions.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 4:40 pm

The media middle man is there for a reason

Spat between Tiger Woods and a golf writer highlights the growing stakes around image control

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 3:04 pm

Ten key legal points of the Ferguson verdict

What to think of the verdict is richly variable. But how to think of the verdict does have some right and wrong answers.

Posted on 25 November 2014 @ 1:42 pm


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