OpEd


The New York Times - United States

An Economic Model for Asia

With exports dropping, China and other Asian nations should stimulate domestic demand.

Posted on 1 November 2014 @ 3:30 pm

Boko Haram’s Continuing Rampage

Securing the release of captured girls is a top priority for Nigeria. Another is greater equality.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 3:30 pm

Blocking Ads on Cellphones

Rules against interfering with content should also address advertising.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 3:30 pm

Tunisia’s Victory

Its parliamentary elections, which were peaceful and broadly accepted by all parties, were a remarkable example to a region that has been in upheaval since the Arab Spring.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Power Play

An investigation shows that the governor was largely responsible for the Long Island Power Authority’s bumbling response to Hurricane Sandy.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

The Prospect of a Republican Senate

It’s hard to imagine a Congress less productive than this one, but obstructionism could actually get worse under G.O.P. control.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 4:00 am

Blaming the West for Things Gone Wrong, Mr. Putin Sings an Old Tune

His grievances sound like those from the days of the U.S.S.R.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 4:00 am


The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Lift the ban on oil exports

By Tom Ridge
and Dan Eberhart
Russia’s ongoing aggression in Ukraine is fueled by an energy trade war in which the United States, regrettably, is an absent actor.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 5:35 am

Selling PGW would boost region’s economic growth

By Guy Ciarrocchi
City Council’s decision to reject the plan to sell Philadelphia Gas Works to a private-sector gas company is an enormous disappointment.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 5:35 am

LETTERS – Oct. 31

ISSUE | ELECTION PICK
Fattah better choice
While the Editorial Board states that U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Pa.) has accomplished much, and that he has been an effective advocate for neuroscience funding and for access to education, mortgage assistance, and green energy – and, I would add, for ed

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 5:35 am

Deal leaves court issues unresolved

When Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery submitted his resignation to Gov. Corbett on Monday, the sigh of relief among Pennsylvania officials was audible.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 12:58 pm

CHIRP – Oct. 30

Limiting political donations is no more an impediment to free speech than making it illegal to yell fire in a crowded theater.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 5:35 am

LETTERS – Oct. 30

ISSUE | PHYS-ED
Get moving, kids
After reading W. Douglas Tynan’s column in the Health section, I was struck by how much news is really not news ("Exercise is good for children’s brains, too," Oct. 26). In 2008, John J. Ratey, an internationally known psychiatrist, wrote Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. He discusses the value of exercise in various populations, particularly the effect on cognitive functioning in students. The data is overwhelming.

Posted on 30 October 2014 @ 5:35 am

Looking to a day of better health care at lower cost

During open enrollment season, working families make some important decisions regarding spending for health-care services in the coming year. It seems a good time to make some predictions about what this arcane process might look like in 2020 – just five years from now.

Posted on 29 October 2014 @ 11:50 am

The Telegraph - Great Britain

‘Human rights’ have fallen into the hands of the Euro-tollahs

Lawyers in Strasbourg forget that laying down the law only works if it is the wish of the people, says Charles Moore




Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 8:38 pm

Corruption is not the problem with British aid

We should be spending our money on tackling the real problems in the developing world – if we can, says Rob Crilly




Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 6:18 pm

Fiona Woolf resignation: Everyone has a social life. Did she really have to walk?

It’s such a shame that Fiona Woolf felt she had no choice but to quit as the head of an inquiry into historic child sex abuse. Should the victims have been able to dictate proceedings in this way, asks Claire Cohen




Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 5:52 pm

Horror: the film genre where men don’t have all the fun

Women aren’t mere victims in horror movies – in many cases they’re empowered, says Anne Billson




Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 2:40 pm

The Flynn effect: are we really getting smarter?

A new study from the University of Aberdeen suggests that Britons have been getting smarter every decade. Is it true – and if so, why? Tom Chivers investigates




Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 12:57 pm

Strict Mistress? The world’s secret sexual preferences revealed by Google

When it comes to sex, people lie to surveys but can’t deceive their search engines, writes Willard Foxton




Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Expert’s view of The Apprentice: Playing to your strengths

In the fourth of a series of blogs reviewing this season of The Apprentice, a recruitment expert gives his views on how the contestants fared and what lessons can be learned from their mistakes




Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 8:35 am

Globe and Mail - Canada

There are words to use carefully, like ‘terrorist.’ Or ‘parliamentarian’

Members of Parliament briefly rose to a higher calling after the tragedy in Ottawa last week

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 7:53 pm

Bland works

Browse November’s work by Brian Gable and David Parkins

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 6:46 pm

Why medical tourism is good for Canadian health care

In recent days, two high-profile groups have stepped up to demand the Ontario government ban “medical tourism” – the practice by some hospitals of offering health care services (mostly surgery) to non-Canadians as a way of generating revenue

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 6:39 pm

On Syria and the Kurds, we ought to listen to Turkey

We should ask ouselves whether Turkish concerns for their own security are not legitimate and whether it is fair to criticize them for not intervening in Kobani while their allies are determined to keep their own troops on the sidelines against Assad.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 4:59 pm

John Tory: The invisible mayor Toronto badly needs

We in Toronto want to go back to the way we lived before the Ford brothers rampaged across our civic landscape like two mythical creatures

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 4:28 pm

Incumbency on city councils is killing democracy

Vasiliki (Vass) Bednar is an Action Canadaf ellow and deputy director of cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

Posted on 31 October 2014 @ 4:11 pm

Nov. 1: This week’s Talking Point – increased police powers – and 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 31 October 2014 @ 3:59 pm


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