The New York Times - United States

Fixes for the Port Authority

A panel of outside experts gave sound ideas on how to limit patronage in the agency. The time to put them into practice is right.

Posted on 24 April 2014 @ 5:00 am

Haiti in the Shadow of Cholera

Despite all kinds of planning, a campaign to fight the cholera epidemic is not going well.

Posted on 24 April 2014 @ 5:00 am

Accountability in North Korea

A report on Pyongyang’s history of human rights abuses should now go to the International Criminal Court.

Posted on 24 April 2014 @ 5:00 am

Reviving Clemency, Serving Justice

The Justice Department’s plan to reinvigorate the clemency power to deal with thousands of people who were sentenced under harsh drug laws is encouraging news.

Posted on 24 April 2014 @ 5:00 am

Duty and Shame as the Ship Sank

The cause of the Korean ferry disaster is unclear, but the captain’s cowardice is known the world over.

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 5:00 am

Making Airfares Less Transparent

Lawmakers in the House are pushing legislation that would mislead travelers about the true cost of flying.

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 5:00 am

Racial Equality Loses at the Court

In upholding a ban on affirmative action in Michigan, the Supreme Court failed to see, as Justice Sonia Sotomayor pointed out, that “race matters.”

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 5:00 am

The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

The Telegraph - Great Britain

Tony Blair’s fine words mask poor judgment

Telegraph View: Few people will take Mr Blair’s advice on how to handle the Middle East – he has a tarnished record

Posted on 24 April 2014 @ 5:20 am

More peace and quiet in A&E

Telegraph View: Since the decline in violent crime has happened without government intervention in the market, it is best left that way

Posted on 24 April 2014 @ 5:15 am

Et in Arcadia beano

Posted on 24 April 2014 @ 5:10 am

Crime figures: is this the end of the age of violence?

Demographics and evolution, rather than less binge drinking, may be behind the fall in violent crime, as Joe Shute reports

Posted on 24 April 2014 @ 5:00 am

Rebellion is brewing against the political elite that has ruined Europe

‘The idiot in Brussels’ and his like may keep their jobs for now, but trust is evaporating fast, says Peter Oborne

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 9:10 pm

Allison Pearson: Wishy-washy Anglicans like me should speak up for the Church

Mild-mannered, almost comically tolerant Anglicans are caught between mocking metropolitans on the one hand and fundamentalist nutters on the other, says Allison Pearson

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 7:50 pm

So what makes you happy?

As official figures suggest that dancing makes us as happy as receiving a £1,600 pay rise, we asked leading personalities what little things lift their spirits

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 11:00 am

Globe and Mail - Canada

Why we shouldn’t pay Canadians to donate blood

Paying for plasma would jeopardize our status as one of the safest countries for blood transfusions

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 4:02 pm

Here are five ways to split Ukraine. None of them work

The problem with Ukraine is not just that its ‘separatist’ trends are being imposed from outside, that the country simply isn’t divided in two

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 1:38 pm

Why is Canada sending fighter jets to Poland?

Canadians should be having a debate about their appetite to fan the flames of a new Cold War

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 12:56 pm

Stars align for Péladeau’s leadership ambition

There are other contenders, but Pauline Marois is gone and the party machine will be rolling for the press baron turned politician

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 10:00 am

The act of defiance that infuriated Henry Kissinger

You may never have heard of Archer Blood, but his name – and his conscience – are worth remembering

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 10:00 am

An open letter on the Fair Elections Act

Senators’ proposals cannot salvage the irremediably flawed Bill C-23 – it should be withdrawn, say more than 400 signatories

Posted on 23 April 2014 @ 10:00 am

Why the next election could be fought on trade

If Barack Obama and Shinzo Abe can hammer out a deal on agriculture subsidies this week, then next year’s Canadian election could be the first in a generation in which trade is a key issue, with Stephen Harper favouring the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Thomas Mulcair and (possibly) Justin Trudeau opposing it

Posted on 22 April 2014 @ 3:25 pm

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