The New York Times – United States

President Obama’s Last Chance to Show Mercy

He has a small window left to grant clemency to thousands of inmates serving unjustly long sentences.

Posted on 7 December 2016 @ 2:07 am

How Would the Electoral College Dump Donald Trump?

It wouldn’t be easy.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 9:12 pm

A Muslim Police Officer Attacked in Brooklyn

These hate crimes and incidents of harassment were reported in the last week.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 6:09 pm

The Great and Dying Barrier Reef

Australia persists in mining coal even though carbon emissions are killing the world’s most spectacular reef.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 5:28 pm

The Stain of Racism in New York’s Prisons

Wanton brutality is only one aspect of a prison system in which there is little respect for the rule of law or human rights.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 8:21 am

A Momentary Setback for Europe’s Right-Wingers

Austrian voters reject an anti-immigrant candidate, but the populists are far from vanquished.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 8:21 am

Why Does Donald Trump Lie About Voter Fraud?

Millions of people did not vote illegally, but top Republicans are happy to let the country believe they did.

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 1:39 am

The Philadelphia Inquirer – United States

The Telegraph – Great Britain

Globe and Mail – Canada

Canadian students are excelling: Don’t get complacent

Challenges continue, not the least of which is figuring out how to continue evolving learning opportunities for Canadian youth

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 9:40 pm

Liberals’ voting questionnaire raises more questions than it answers

Anyway, if consistency, logic and adherence to principle mean anything – which is pretty dubious, these days – if we need one referendum then we must need several

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 7:26 pm

Enlisting Beijing to help stop fentanyl exports won’t be easy

Chinese police would have to prevent the killer chemical from leaving the factories where it is manufactured

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 10:00 am

Our system suffers when health workers are muzzled

The discipline being handed down to a Saskatchewan nurse raises key issues about professional conduct for workers in the medical industry

Posted on 6 December 2016 @ 10:00 am

Trudeau’s pipeline dreams – and nightmares

The Trans Mountain project may soon resemble Standing Rock: a drawn-out battle fought in the courts and on the ground

Posted on 5 December 2016 @ 9:26 pm

How to grow a church: some liberals might not like the answer

We found conservative religious doctrine is a key driver for church growth in mainline Protestant congregations

Posted on 5 December 2016 @ 8:48 pm

Pragmatism prevails over populism in Austria

Voters did not have great choices for the largely ceremonial role of president

Posted on 5 December 2016 @ 6:41 pm

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