The New York Times - United States

Cooperation on the South China Sea

Asean nations should draft a code for managing growing conflicts over control of the disputed waterway.

Posted on 5 August 2015 @ 4:30 pm

President Obama’s Tough, Achievable Climate Plan

The plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions is the most important step the administration has taken in the fight against climate change.

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 4:00 am

Republicans Are Trying to Turn Uber Into a Partisan Issue

Presidential candidates portraying themselves as big backers of the new “gig economy” are pandering for votes.

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 4:00 am

Lindsey Graham’s Curious Military Career

Senator Lindsey Graham has drawn plenty of attention to his military service as a reservist, omitting the fact that he barely worked.

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 4:00 am

The Real Eurotunnel Crisis

Instead of stoking fears, Britain and France must be far more welcoming to desperate refugees.

Posted on 3 August 2015 @ 4:30 pm

Growing Momentum to Repeal Cuban Embargo

The public supports ending the embargo and some in Congress are taking steps to make that happen.

Posted on 3 August 2015 @ 4:00 am

G.O.P. Candidates and Mass Shootings

Many Republican presidential hopefuls pander to the gun lobby instead of coming up with sensible measures to limit access to weapons.

Posted on 3 August 2015 @ 4:00 am

The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Should U.S. allow sanctuary cities?

The senseless murder of Kate Steinle by an illegal alien with seven prior felony convictions and five deportations has focused public attention on the problems created when local sanctuary policies prioritize protecting illegal alien residents over the public interest.

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 1:26 pm

Sanctuary cities: Such policies make communities safer

Before the July Fourth weekend, Kate Steinle, 32, was walking with her father on a busy San Francisco pier when she was allegedly shot and killed by Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant with a long rap sheet.

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 1:20 pm

Opinion: Fight city’s stench of corruption

Last week came another reminder that Philadelphia’s government and politics are so overrun with rampant corruption that it is now considered the status quo.

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 12:56 pm

Cops need cameras

Philadelphia suburb Deptford Township has the wrong perspective on New Jersey’s effort to equip all state troopers and police officers with body cameras, which local officials criticize as an unfunded mandate.

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 10:27 am

GOP still running in 1980

The Fox News debate Thursday ought to be an occasion for the Republican Party’s presidential candidates to put new and innovative ideas on display. At the center of the discussion should be Friday’s report about the historically anemic wage growth during this year’s second quarter.

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 10:26 am

Hitchhiker’s guide to Philly

If Hitchy the robot could speak, it might say Philadelphia is one tough town. An experiment launched by Canadian scholars, the child-size bot had traveled through the free-spirited Netherlands, no-nonsense Germany, notoriously nice Canada, and a small part of the United States, asking strangers for lifts and testing basic human kindness (albeit toward a lumpen R2-D2). It won’t surprise many to learn which American city failed this test.

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 9:49 am

Can Sanders save us from worst of capitalism?

By Michael Goldman
When, in 1776, Adam Smith defended capitalism by suggesting that the pursuit of one’s own interest would lead by an "invisible hand" to the well-being of all, he was almost right.

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 9:48 am

The Telegraph - Great Britain

Jeremy Corbyn is injecting a little humanity into Labour’s war of attrition

Britons aren’t heartless, even though we make more fuss of a lion than a migrant crushed to death . That could yet reap dividents for the Left

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 6:18 pm

The perils of jargon: a plea to speak in plain English

Celia Walden examines how social workers, hospitals and others eschew straight-talking in favour of language they think makes them sound more intelligent

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Why it’s right to investigate Sir Edward Heath – and all dead men accused of sex offences

If we aren’t willing expose the crimes of fifty years ago, how can we ever face up to the crimes which are happening today?

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 5:40 pm

No, Rob Rhinehart, you can’t save the planet by giving up mains electricity

Any plan to save the world which relies on individual consumers spontaneously changing their behaviour is doomed to abject failure

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 4:44 pm

It’s easy to talk ill of Ted Heath, but it was a different world then

Who cares if the former prime minister was gay? It was the least interesting thing about him

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 4:22 pm

Jeremy Corbyn spoke to the masses, but I just saw a false prophet

I went to a Corbyn rally to understand the phenomenon. But the maverick Leftie’s sheer banality only depressed me

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 11:44 am

The young migrants at Calais are the lucky ones – the question is whether they’ll remember that

Making it to Dover can be like winning a scholarship to a good school. But Britain shouldn’t expect gratitude forever

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 11:03 am

Globe and Mail - Canada

So you think Canada has a long election campaign?

A campaign lasting all of 78 days? That’s nothing – most U.S. presidential campaigns are barely started in the first 11 weeks

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 9:30 pm

LNG shipping has an enviable safety record

The regulatory environment for shipping is no different than for civil aviation

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 12:00 pm

Women need access, not finger wagging

Lawmakers and regulators have no business prescribing morality

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 10:00 am

With Liberals squeezed out, a new two-way race

Stephen Harper’s dream is to obliterate the Liberals for all time. He may well succeed

Posted on 4 August 2015 @ 3:06 am

Some hard numbers from Harper’s soft economy

The Conservatives have benefited from selling Canadians on the idea that their economy was doing better than others. Now a different picture is coming into focus

Posted on 3 August 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Take a walk on the wild side

Modern life might thwart us at every turn, but our feet know the truth

Posted on 3 August 2015 @ 10:00 am

Was Cecil the lion’s death business as usual?

Zimbabwe has been treating its wildlife as a commodity for years

Posted on 3 August 2015 @ 10:00 am

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