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The New York Times - United States

The Court Blocks Efforts to Slow Climate Change

The Republican justices just raised serious questions about America’s ability to deliver on its international pledge to lower emissions.

Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 5:00 am

Outrage Over an Italian Student’s Murder in Egypt

The United States and other allies must call on Egypt to put an end to the climate that allows such abuses to flourish.

Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 5:00 am

Tracing the Bishops’ Culpability in the Child Abuse Scandal

The pope must hold prelates accountable for cover-ups and also prod action from a panel he appointed to develop policies to avert child sexual abuse.

Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 5:00 am

Republican Budget Tantrum

It’s a new low when the chairmen of the House and Senate Budget Committees won’t even hold hearings with the White House budget director.

Posted on 10 February 2016 @ 5:00 am

10,000 Child Refugees Are Missing

Europeans must provide for the safety and well-being of children on their soil. That means refugee children too.

Posted on 10 February 2016 @ 5:00 am

The Clinton Team’s New Hampshire Pressure Test

There were revealing signs of panic before Bernie Sanders won his long-expected victory in the first primary.

Posted on 10 February 2016 @ 5:00 am

The Horrors of Boko Haram

Nigeria’s president has made gains, but he won’t defeat the terrorists unless he wins his people’s trust.

Posted on 9 February 2016 @ 4:30 pm


The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

LETTERS: Unpaid internships provide needed training

ISSUE | UNPAID INTERNSHIPS

On-the-job training a must
I am paying to do an internship ("Don’t ban unpaid internships," Monday). It is not the kind of "under the table" or "black market" deal that a commentary said would become prevalent if unpaid internships are prohibited. Rather, it is common practice among aspiring medical professionals.

Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 6:36 am

LETTER: Empty promises from Trump, Sanders

ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016
Empty promises
Listening to the speeches of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders after their respective victories in the New Hampshire primaries, I had a better understanding of why some prospective voters in that state had been undecided ("It’s Trump, Sanders," Wednesday).

Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 6:36 am

LETTER: Phila. at forefront of teaching black history

ISSUE | BLACK HISTORY MONTH
Phila. at the forefront
I have been reading with great interest Sofiya Ballin’s series "Black History: What I Wish I Knew." I hope, though, that at some point this month there is recognition that Philadelphia in 2005 became the first and only school district in the country to make a year of African American history a graduation requirement.

Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 6:36 am

Restore SS United States in Philly

ISSUE | SS UNITED STATES
Restore ship’s sparkle in Philadelphia
The SS United States Conservancy has tentatively sold the venerable ocean liner to a cruise company that, pending a feasibility study, could take it to another port for refurbishing ("Liner faces a long voyage," Monday). Philadelphia’s waterfront has been its home for 20 years, and Philadelphians have poured more than $10 million into preserving it to date. Why isn’t Philadelphia being considered as the site of its rebirth?

Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 6:32 am

LETTER: A vote of confidence for Catholic high schools

ISSUE | EDUCATION
A vote of confidence
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has extended its management agreement with Faith and the Future Foundation, the nonprofit organization established to oversee and manage 17 high schools and four special-education schools. Four years ago, there were questio

Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 6:32 am

A feminist for Bernie

ISSUE | CAMPAIGN 2016
A feminist for Bernie
As a 68-year-old, 50-year feminist, I find the derisive comments by Gloria Steinem and Madeleine Albright about women supporting Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton instead of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders incredibly offensive ("Why Sanders appeals to young," Tuesday).

Posted on 10 February 2016 @ 1:01 pm

The NFL is not a socialist business

ISSUE | NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
A unique, not a socialist, business
Although the National Football League may have adopted some rules and regulations that are also found in socialist countries, it is not a socialist organization ("America’s favorite socialists," Friday). Socialism is defined as state ownership of the means of production. All NFL teams, including the Green Bay Packers, are owned by private individuals.

Posted on 10 February 2016 @ 6:35 am

The Telegraph - Great Britain

Why even David Cameron cannot convince me to vote to remain in the EU

Despite the Prime Minister’s best efforts, I believe that only by quitting the Union can we regain full control of our laws, money and borders






Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 6:19 pm

The junior doctors’ strike is run by media-savvy militants in white coats

Hard-working junior doctors deserve to be put on a pedestal, but this week their union has stretched public goodwill beyond the bounds of what is remotely reasonable






Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 4:42 pm

‘Students must take notice of threats made to education’

After a tiny turnout to an event focussed on the scrapping of maintenance grants, Connor Parker calls on all students to take notice






Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 4:35 pm

The new BBC News presenter Dan Walker may be pious, but he better not be po-faced too

Dan Walker’s Creationism is his choice, but as someone who used to be a priggish Catholic, let’s pray he has a sense of humour when he presents






Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 4:32 pm

Top Gear’s new presenters: where do BBC viewers look for political incorrectness now?

Clarkson’s Top Gear had six million or so loyal viewers who could very well follow him to Amazon






Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 2:03 pm

Bernard Hogan-Howe is overturning a basic principle of British justice

How did we get to the point where innocent until proven guilty is turned on its head?






Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 1:03 pm

Dan Walker’s creationism is an affront to reason, science and logic

The BBC has done nothing to explain how someone who believes that God literally created the Earth in seven days can present the news accurately






Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 12:49 pm

Globe and Mail - Canada

Are we watching the death throes of American liberal democracy?

The message of populism is similar everywhere in the democratic world: Elites are to be blamed for all our ills and anxieties

Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 11:00 am

Ghomeshi trial: Did the police do their job?

The police need to ask the questions they are trained to know will be asked at trial

Posted on 11 February 2016 @ 11:00 am

To feel the Bern, look to Vermont

Sanders was and remains a phenomenon in the state, who both reflected and abetted the changes there

Posted on 10 February 2016 @ 8:31 pm

Three ways Canada can influence the Asia-Pacific region

We have been too focused on Europe and the Mideast and have largely ignored the most important part of the world’s economy

Posted on 10 February 2016 @ 7:20 pm

Whacking the complainant: A real and current systemic problem

Whacking occurs when a complainant is repeatedly cross-examined on why she did not resist, call 911, immediately flee, or why she waited a few days before going to the hospital.

Posted on 10 February 2016 @ 2:51 pm

Couillard’s green epiphany raises red flags in Quebec

The Premier appears determined to kill an oil and gas exploration project on Anticosti Island that his government once supported

Posted on 10 February 2016 @ 11:00 am

Canada’s culture of research excellence

It has been a good year for Canadian physicists on the world stage – as well as for all kinds of Canadian scholars

Posted on 10 February 2016 @ 11:00 am


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