The New York Times - United States

Painful Progress in Detroit

The bankruptcy process is moving forward, but, whatever the result, it is clear that there will be no victories.

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 4:00 am

Seizing the Day at Ground Zero

A decade of endless reconstruction has yielded to innocent crowds strolling around what was once scorched earth.

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 4:00 am

An Ominous Health Care Ruling

Millions of low- and moderate-income Americans could find themselves without health insurance if a destructive decision by an appellate court is not reversed.

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 4:00 am

Fires of Hatred in France

Peaceful demonstrations should be possible with sensible law enforcement.

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 4:00 am

An Outrage Compounded by Mystery

It is time to hold President Vladimir Putin to his words of support in getting to the bottom of the tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 4:00 am

A Chokehold and a Tragedy

The death of a black man being arrested on Staten Island leaves the Police Department and Mayor Bill de Blasio with many questions to answer.

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 4:00 am

Obama’s Bold Order on Bias

The president rightly used his executive authority to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against gays, lesbians and transgender people.

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 4:00 am

The Philadelphia Inquirer - United States

Governor deserves credit for tackling pension crisis

By Oren Spiegler
I am an employee of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania with 30 years of service, having achieved a relatively high professional position in the civil-service system through promotions. I serve in a job I love and from which I have no intention of retiring, despite being eligible for a full pension in less than two years.

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 5:33 am

Awful symbiosis of Israel, Hamas

By Aaron David Miller
In her book A History of God, Karen Armstrong posits that people believe in God because God "works for them." That is, the idea of a divine being serves a useful purpose in people’s lives. That utilitarian argument may be masked beneath a deep layer of spiritual devotion, but it’s a pragmatic decision all the same.

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 5:33 am


Sanctions wrong way to go on Iran
U.S. Sen. John McCain (R., Ariz.) has called for new sanctions on Iran. This, coming at a key time for negotiations to prevent an Iranian nuclear weapon, would be the worst response Congress could produce. Meanwhile, press reports say that the British Par

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 5:33 am

Many uses of U.S. might

Was the Iraq war the greatest strategic error in recent decades, as some pundits have suggested recently? The simple answer is no. That honor belongs to the failure to take action against al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden before the attacks that killed nearly

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 12:17 pm


On Corbett’s watch, benefits go to others
A recent White House Council of Economic Advisors report details the impact of states’ decisions not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. In Pennsylvania, the report notes, that has meant 11,100 women have not been eligible for mammograms, an

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 5:33 am

Let’s reduce rates of crime and incarceration

By Peggy A. Johnson
Pope Francis has received hundreds of letters from people in the United States sentenced to life-without-parole prison terms for crimes they committed while children. In response, he has asked for prayers for the "spread of the Gospel message of mercy, forgiveness, and reconciliation in Christ." He wrote, "Assure them that the Lord knows and loves each of them, and that the pope remembers them with affection in his prayers."

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 4:00 am

Different take on blockbuster summer film

In 1993, Lois Lowry wrote a slim book for youths about totalitarianism, euthanasia, suicide, sexual awakening, and infanticide. The Giver created a blooming genre – the dystopian youth novel – and considerable controversy.

Posted on 21 July 2014 @ 10:35 am

The Telegraph - Great Britain

Didn’t your wedding day go viral too, darling?

When did marriage become a multi-media production, asks Bryony Gordon

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 5:50 am

Once again, tough talk followed by soft action against Vladimir Putin

Telegraph View: We in the West are writing another chapter in the sorry tale of appeasement of Russia

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 5:40 am

No more Trojan horses

Telegraph View Labour needs to explain why Birmingham failed to stop the Islamist practices in the schools under its control

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 5:35 am

Sir Ian McKellen no longer feels northern, but the call of home is undeniable

Sir Ian McKellen no longer feels northern, but you can take the boy out of Bolton… says Michael Henderson

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 5:30 am

Queen and country

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 5:30 am

Gaza conflict: As a British Jew, I am now scared to talk about Israel and Gaza

It is terrifying to see those who oppose Israel’s war in Gaza turn against all Jews, says Emma Barnett

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 5:25 am

Never mind the Swallocks, Spooner was far weirder

Perhaps the high tide of taboo-breaking Spoonerism came in the 1980s with Kenny Everett’s drag character, says Christopher Howse

Posted on 23 July 2014 @ 5:10 am

Globe and Mail - Canada

Canada should look to Europe on health care, not the U.S.

The jewel of Canada’s health care system is the commitment to restrict private finance for medically necessary hospital and physician care

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 3:24 pm

I know from experience the horror of airliner attacks

The missile attack on MH17 reminds us that our lives are held by a single thread

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 12:38 pm

Why the prostitution bill will increase violence against sex workers

Bill C-36 supports the spurious concept that prostitution causes sexual assault and other violence against women.

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 11:32 am

Why Australia’s carbon tax bombed

Canny politicians know that a lot of people don’t like carbon taxes and will punish governments that try to impose them

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 11:07 am

Harper saw through Putin from the start

The Prime Minister called out the Russian President for his appalling tactics months ago, say J.L. Granatstein and William Kaplan

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 9:37 am

Senate is more rotten than its parts

The Red Chamber’s lax financial administration and culture of entitlement facilitates rather than thwarts sloppiness and greed

Posted on 22 July 2014 @ 9:32 am

Gaza shows that Netanyahu never wanted a two-state solution

This Israeli government never honestly sought a just end to the 47-year Palestinian occupation. There were plenty of opportunities

Posted on 21 July 2014 @ 5:42 pm

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