OpEd


The New York Times - United States

China Harasses U.S. Tech Companies

Nobody quite knows why, but Beijing has launched apparent antitrust investigations against Microsoft and others.

Posted on 1 August 2014 @ 4:00 am

South Africa Fights the Poachers

A majestic animal is being killed off in alarming numbers to feed a global black market in rhino horns.

Posted on 1 August 2014 @ 4:00 am

What Science Says About Marijuana

While marijuana is not harmless, it is less dangerous to human health than alcohol and tobacco.

Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 4:00 am

The Ebola Outbreak

A feared virus returns to West Africa, taxing medical workers and terrifying communities.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 4:00 am

The Federal Marijuana Ban Is Rooted in Myth and Xenophobia

An atmosphere of hysteria in the 1930s took hold and shaped a national policy that lives on today.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 4:00 am

Stronger Sanctions on Russia, at Last

The additional measures adopted by the European Union and the United States are designed to exact a heavy price from President Vladimir Putin, and deservedly so.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 4:00 am

Gov. Cuomo’s Latest Excuses

The governor of New York finally responded to a report in The Times about his interference with ethics investigators with more unconvincing spin.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 4:00 am


The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

U.S. helped create crisis along border

For months, the U.S. government has been debating how to best respond to the wave of migration of unaccompanied minors. The problem, which is driven by high levels of poverty and violence in Mexico, Honduras, and Guatemala, has prompted some commentators and citizens to assert that anyone breaking the law should be sent home, regardless of age. However, they do so with insufficient awareness about the direct role that the United States has played in creating this crisis.

Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 11:08 am

DIALOGUE

ISSUE | TESTING
Taking a college degree down a peg
With more colleges discontinuing requiring SAT testing, I fear we are beginning to witness the demise of colleges and universities as we have known and respected them ("Temple admissions go test-optional," July 29). We admire institutions of hig

Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 5:33 am

Without a dad, and angry

I was asked by a potential client to describe myself. I wanted to say, "Without a dad." Of course, that’s not what I said, but it is what first came to mind.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 9:55 am

The realities of life as a Phillies fan

Saddled with an aging core and too many unmovable contracts, the Phillies are stuck in the National League East’s cellar with little hope of escaping in the near future.

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 9:54 am

DIALOGUE

ISSUE | DEATH PENALTY
Different tack,
same conclusion
In suggesting that the justice system has been "manipulated into coddling its worst offenders at the expense of victims’ loved ones," Michael Smerconish misses two important points ("Death delayed is injustice," July 27). First, all vi

Posted on 30 July 2014 @ 5:33 am

Help schools join region’s renaissance

By William R. Hite Jr.
The Philadelphia region is on the rise. We celebrate economic and population growth, expansions by our world-class cultural institutions, and achievements in medical research. There’s a positive vibe about the city and what we have to offer.

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 5:36 am

DIALOGUE

ISSUE | DEATH ROW
Victims silenced, then forgotten
Michael Smerconish’s article about our country’s death penalty is just one more example of the joke that is the justice system ("Death delayed is injustice," July 27). Two years ago, the first-degree murder of a family member by another family m

Posted on 29 July 2014 @ 5:33 am

The Telegraph - Great Britain

What is Disney doing? The happy ending is the best bit!

As news breaks that the new Disney film ‘Into The Woods’ doesn’t end well, Scarlett Curtis – who grew up in a house of happy endings – argues that the production giant has lost the plot




Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 6:21 pm

Replacing photojournalists with drones will only bring us ‘war porn’

The human touch is essential when covering that most human of dramas – war, says Harry de Quetteville




Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 12:56 pm

Ukraine crisis: How Europe’s military spending has been outstripped by Russia, in charts

In the last few years, Russia has hugely increased its defence spending




Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 12:06 pm

Is it all over for the album?

Artists were the kings of vinyl. Now, everyone can create their own digital playlist – but Spotify will never be Pet Sounds, argues Mick Brown




Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 6:30 am

Can’t get through? They’re probably AFA

Once only the Queen went ‘Away for August’. Now, many of us are at, says Sarah Chalmers




Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 6:00 am

‘Ebola is terrifying – and proves how unprepared we are for epidemics’

Ebola virus is terrifying, says Dr Alexander van Tulleken, an expert in tropical medicine. It isn’t going to come to Europe – but its spread and death toll is a warning that we aren’t prepared for diseases that could




Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 6:00 am

Bankers don’t deserve our grapes of wrath

The vast majority of them are honest and hard-working, says James Kirkup




Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 5:30 am

Globe and Mail - Canada

Like hockey, Court’s 'Mr. Big' decision clarifies the rule book and the ‘code’

A certain degree of rough-and-tumble is part of law enforcement, but only to a point

Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 4:59 pm

Israel-Gaza must be viewed from a bigger Mideast lens

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict was long considered to be the root cause of broader regional hostilities, but this naive formulation has been completely upended

Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 3:27 pm

China will keep spying. Canada must respond with skill, not rhetoric

China is not our best friend, any more than it is the sum of all fears. We do need to acknowledge and address the real threat it poses to our security

Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 1:37 pm

The enduring trauma of France’s Jews

Some in the French Jewish community are quietly asking themselves whether there is a future for them in the land of human rights

Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 11:20 am

The escalating war against campus ‘rape culture’

The U.S. federal Department of Education has instructed campuses to abandon what most people would think of as due process

Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 11:14 am

Omar Khadr is a ‘good kid’ – not a bogeyman

The Harper government is trying to keep the former child soldier away from the media to preserve its narrative of him as a bad seed

Posted on 31 July 2014 @ 7:53 am

July 31: Caught in the Net – and other 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 July 2014 @ 7:00 am


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