OpEd


The New York Times – United States

Why Make It So Hard to Vote, New York?

State lawmakers should begin to reform election laws to encourage participation, which has been low by national standards.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 4:00 am

Democrats Find Their Voice on Gun Control

Hillary Clinton has used her nominating convention as other Democrats before her have not dared: to press for badly needed gun safety measures.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 4:00 am

Hillary Clinton Makes History

Mrs. Clinton’s nomination brings women a big step closer to the pinnacle of American politics.

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 4:00 am

What Was Mr. Trump Thinking?

In suggesting Russia could help spy on Hillary Clinton’s emails, the Republican candidate has once again called into question his fitness to lead.

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 4:00 am

President Obama and the Long March

He took a long view in his convention speech, stressing Americans’ common bonds, consistent with the spirit that drove his historic presidency.

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 4:00 am

Fraud and Other Threats to Medicare

Weakening Obamacare would weaken the fight against Medicare fraud and, in the process, damage the quality of care.

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 4:00 am

This Is What Democracy Looks Like

The Democrats, in their unruly way, seem to have risen above the dissension and near chaos that began their convention.

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 4:00 am


The Philadelphia Inquirer – United States

The Telegraph – Great Britain

Globe and Mail – Canada

For black America, police reform isn’t the end goal

The focus has been on ending shootings by officers, but activists are pushing for deeper social and economic changes

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 11:00 am

Why Erdogan should take a lesson from India

Turkey’s people are now living under a state of emergency, something that India experienced more than 40 years ago under Indira Gandhi

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 10:00 am

It’s time for Christy Clark to show solidarity with B.C.’s LGBT community

The Premier’s government has taken some strides, but now she must show leadership and act to protect LGBT people in British Columbia

Posted on 29 July 2016 @ 12:10 am

The Forcillo case: The difficult art of passing sentence

Guilty or innocent is easy – and conclusive. Coming up with a sentence, considering a whole host of important principles, is both essential and impossible

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 8:14 pm

Instead of meddling with foreign demand, we should be freeing up urban land supply

So far, the discussion on housing affordability has primarily focused on demand-side issues

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 5:32 pm

Policing and mental illness: Many questions, no easy answers

Do we expect police officers to be trained to handle mentally ill citizens? Are they counsellors, or soldiers?

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 11:00 am

France wants to feel safe – whatever it takes. But what if it takes too much?

A country wracked by bloodshed shouldn’t forget that fighting terrorism must begin with fully engaged citizens, on full alert

Posted on 28 July 2016 @ 10:00 am


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