The New York Times - United States

Thawing Ice and Chilly Diplomacy in the Arctic

To protect the region’s delicate environment, the United States and Russia will have to find a way to work together.

Posted on 28 April 2015 @ 4:00 am

Idaho Lawmakers on the Global Stage

Scare tactics in the state Legislature block a treaty aimed at tracking deadbeat parents

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 4:30 pm

Junk Science at the F.B.I.

Hair-sample analysis has led to many wrong convictions, and a review of the practice is long overdue.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 4:00 am

Why Massachusetts Led the Way on Same-Sex Marriage

The state’s reasoning applies to four cases that the Supreme Court will take up on Tuesday.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 4:00 am

How Super PACs Can Run Campaigns

Operatives close to the candidates are, in effect, running extensions of the campaigns.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 4:00 am

Forcing Black Men Out of Society

A recent analysis in The Times highlights the damage caused by the stigmatization of blackness in the United States.

Posted on 26 April 2015 @ 4:00 am

Fixes for ‘Third-World’ Airports

More money is needed, but it has to be well spent.

Posted on 26 April 2015 @ 4:00 am

The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Get over it, Hillary critics

Commenting on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, Charles Krauthammer takes the same line as all the Republican pundits and Republican candidates and hopefuls ("The surreal Clinton campaign," April 20). They are throwing everything they can

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 6:23 pm

Suspicious reversal

A mysterious change of heart by a Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board examiner who had dismissed union carpenters’ plea for work at the Convention Center should be investigated by the Attorney General’s Office to ensure there was no coercion involved.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 1:03 pm

The power of presidents

By Harold H. Bruff
In the superheated partisan rhetoric of our times, President Obama is often portrayed as systematically exceeding his constitutional powers. These claims usually omit any actual comparison to how prior presidents have interpreted their constitutional powers.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 12:29 pm

Bring jobs, opportunity to a revived Camden

By Kris Singh
Camden, the city that spawned the global technology leader, RCA, at the beginning of the 20th century and slid into sad decline a few decades later, is storming back to retrieve its lost glory.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 5:35 am

Iran rises in new Mideast

In December, President Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a "very successful regional power." His wish – a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states – is becoming a reality. Consider:

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 5:33 am

The demands on caregiver parents are relentless

By Diane Gallagher
The entire nation shuddered at the story of Daequan Norman, the 21-year old man with severe cerebral palsy who was abandoned in a West Philadelphia park by his mother. He was wrapped in a blanket with a Bible in this spring’s cold, helpless because he cannot move his arms or legs, and cannot speak.

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 5:33 am

Lynne Abraham

Compared with other cities, Philadelphia doesn’t fare well in tax policy. Our wage tax is an anomaly; the net profits tax is a drag in generating new business and job creation; and the system is overly complex and full of loopholes and exceptions.

Posted on 26 April 2015 @ 11:31 am

The Telegraph - Great Britain

We ignore national security at our peril

The risk of further defence cuts makes Britain appear more vulnerable than ever, write former government advisors Lord Sterling and Nick Butler

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 4:01 pm

Winning back Ukip voters isn’t the solution to David Cameron’s problem

The Tories should stop trying to win back people who have already decided not to vote for them, writes Matthew Goodwin and Caitlin Milazzo

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 10:08 am

Not all tenants are equal. Perhaps Ed Miliband is talking to the right people on rent

Matthew Holehouse asks if the Labour Party has picked a better target for its housing policies than the Conservatives

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 9:44 am

‘Political interference in education has got to stop’

Decisions in education should be made on the basis of hard-won experience in the classroom, not ideology from above, says Richard Harman

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 6:30 am

Why you should stop worrying and learn to love inequality

The data showing that inequality does us harm is very weak indeed. If politicians really want to make us happy,writes James Bartholomew, they need to focus on two very simple things

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 5:05 am

Miliband could savage our cities faster than any bomb

The proposed return of rent controls would cause havoc in the housing market, writes Boris Johnson

Posted on 26 April 2015 @ 7:00 pm

I couldn’t hack the London Marathon – but if reading was a ‘sport’ like bridge, I’d excel

A judge has ruled that bridge players can appeal for the right to call their game a ‘sport’. What other sedentary activities might be worthy of the status, asks Jane Shilling

Posted on 26 April 2015 @ 5:30 pm

Globe and Mail - Canada

Harper is not funding science, he’s subsidizing business

The federal government’s funding for science and research is not enough

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 3:41 pm

In selling a chunk of Hydro One, Wynne is forgetting Ontario’s history

Tory Adam Beck – far from a socialist – promoted ‘public power’ to increase productivity and to generate private sector investment

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 2:19 pm

Nepal’s relief effort must reach the rural poor

Mechanisms must be put in place to ensure that aid extends far beyond Kathmandu to remote areas where the devastation is least reported but most widespread

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 1:43 pm

Iran nuclear deal a triumph of hope over experience

The allure of Barack Obama’s legacy has been driving this negotiation from the beginning as the sun begins to set on his term

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 12:43 pm

Respect the weight of 800 years of law in Khadr’s bail

Nothing less than the right of an accused person to challenge the legality of his detention – a right as old as the Magna Carta and as fresh as the Charter – is at stake

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 11:39 am

The folly of the drones

Technology should not be the principal force behind U.S. counterterrorism policy

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 11:28 am

Who’s afraid of PKP?

Bernard Drainville’s decision to drop out of the Parti Québécois leadership race was an act of self-preservation

Posted on 27 April 2015 @ 11:19 am

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