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  • What Jeb and Hillary Have in Common

    WSJ.com: Opinion
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Neither party is in the mood to continue a dynasty.
  • Op-Ed Columnist: A Silver Lining to Brazil’s Troubles

    NYT > Opinion
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:13 pm
    The economy is in tatters, but the country’s handling of a huge corruption case shows its democracy and judicial institutions are working.
  • The March of Foolish Things

    WSJ.com: Opinion
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:55 pm
    The conservative sage on the decline of intellectual debate, Ta-Nehisi Coates, and what the welfare state has done to black America.
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    USATODAY - Opinion
    4 Sep 2015 | 1:41 pm
  • China’s military parade was a ‘peaceful’ show of force

    Washington Post Editorials: Latest Editorial and Editorial Archive
    Editorial Board
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:36 pm
    IN MOST of the world, military parades, with their goose-stepping troops, rolling guns and jet flyovers, are considered ugly relics of the 20th century, and rightly so. They evoke Hitler and Stalin, aggression and dictatorship, and an ideology that equates political authority with military muscle. Even Communist China limited itself to one martial parade a decade — until the arrival of President Xi Jinping. On Thursday, Mr. Xi proudly oversaw a massive and intricately choreographed march by 12,000 soldiers and 500 pieces of military gear, including new medium-range missiles bristling with…
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  • China’s military parade was a ‘peaceful’ show of force

    Editorial Board
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:36 pm
    IN MOST of the world, military parades, with their goose-stepping troops, rolling guns and jet flyovers, are considered ugly relics of the 20th century, and rightly so. They evoke Hitler and Stalin, aggression and dictatorship, and an ideology that equates political authority with military muscle. Even Communist China limited itself to one martial parade a decade — until the arrival of President Xi Jinping. On Thursday, Mr. Xi proudly oversaw a massive and intricately choreographed march by 12,000 soldiers and 500 pieces of military gear, including new medium-range missiles bristling with…
  • Following California’s lead on solitary confinement

    Editorial Board
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:35 pm
    CALIFORNIA HAS a scandalous record of locking people away in solitary confinement. That is finally about to end.The state settled a legal dispute this week, agreeing to thoroughly reform its secure housing units (SHU — often known as “shoo”). Some 1,800 inmates will return to the general population over the next two years, and the remaining 1,000 or so long-term SHU inmates will move to less restrictive high-security housing.Read full article >>
  • Does Metro need a full overhaul?

    Editorial Board
    4 Sep 2015 | 5:35 pm
    METRO’S BOARD, which oversees all bus and rail operations, is cracking the whip on a transit system whose sundry mishaps, breakdowns and fatal accidents imperil not only passengers but also the vitality and prospects of the Washington area itself. Convinced that the status quo is no longer viable, the board has determined that nothing short of a corporate, cultural and managerial overhaul will suffice. Read full article >>
  • Europe responds to desperate refugees with razor wire and racism

    Editorial Board
    3 Sep 2015 | 6:03 pm
    THE WRENCHING photographs of Aylan Kurdi , the 3-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed ashore on a Turkish beach this week, are an emblem of the moral and legal abdication of Western nations in the face of the worst refu­gee crisis the world has seen in decades. Hundreds of thousands of desperate Syrians, Afghans, Iraqis, Somalis and others have embarked this summer on dangerous voyages across the Mediterranean or arduous treks through southeastern Europe in the hope that rich, democratic nations will grant them safe harbor, in keeping with international law and their own commitments. To a…
  • Kim Davis is off to jail for refusing to do her job

    Editorial Board
    3 Sep 2015 | 5:56 pm
    KIM DAVIS, the county clerk in Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, is going to jail. She brought this on herself by refusing to resign from a government position with duties she openly admits she will not fulfill. Read full article >>
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  • J.A. Jance

    4 Sep 2015 | 6:00 am
    J.A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of both the J. P. Beaumont series and the Joanna Brady Series. She has written 40 novels and she has more than 10 million copies of her books in print. Visit her Web site: JAJance.com.
  • Robert A. Brown

    29 Aug 2015 | 4:47 pm
    Just another weblog
  • Vivian McPeak

    12 Aug 2015 | 10:42 am
    Vivian McPeak is a Pacific Northwest based musician and social justice activist. He is also the executive director of the world's largest cannabis policy reform rally, Seattle Hempfest.
  • Candace Calloway Whiting

    10 Aug 2015 | 3:20 pm
    Candace Calloway Whiting has studied and trained dolphins, seals, and orca whales. She is currently a volunteer at the Center for Whale Research at Friday Harbor.
  • Chuck Wolfe

    19 Jul 2015 | 11:18 pm
    Chuck Wolfe is an environmental and land use lawyer with a graduate degree in regional planning, and over 24 years of experience in environmental and land use law, innovative land use regulatory tools and sustainable development techniques.
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  • Guest column: People need to take responsibility for actions

    Faith Crump
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:32 pm
    When I was a child and my grandparents and parents would say, “Back when I was growing up,” I would think no way could people live that way. Walking miles to school to get an education. Or working two or three jobs to support their family. Or having children get up before dawn to feed chickens, milk cows and harvest fields. My parents and grandparents taught me that it was up to me to make my way and to contribute to the well-being of others. Respect was Rule No. 1. read more
  • Monday's Letters: Readers debate whether life is better today

    Letters from readers
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:28 pm
    EMPLOYMENT Loss of factory jobs One of the biggest changes I’ve seen in labor has been the rise of automation. My Dad was a bookbinder. He and 850 other workers in a Pennsylvania factory produced tens of thousands of hardbound books. And by doing so, our family was able to earn a solid middle-class living. Now, fewer than 50 workers can produce these books in a declining market that’s driven by digital downloads. read more
  • Cheers: World Affairs Council lands great speakers

    Times-Union Editorial
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:28 pm
    Let’s applaud the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville for lining up another fine roster of influential thinkers and doers for its annual speakers’ series. For years now, the world affairs group has served as an influential civic force in our community by promoting dialogue about the globe’s great issues. And the group will certainly live up to that mission during its 2015-16 speakers series. It begins Sept. 29 with an appearance by Evan Osnos, a Washington correspondent for The New Yorker magazine. Other scheduled speakers include: read more
  • Frank Denton: Building a community that works

    Frank Denton
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:52 pm
    CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. | You probably love, or at least like, your community, or else you’d move. But think about why you chose it. Humans being the complex creatures we are, our conceptions of livable communities are no less complicated. A series of community builders and thinkers explored “Creating Livable Communities” over my week at the Chautauqua Institution, the education and arts community here. Their ideas and experiences can help us understand how to make more of Jacksonville more livable. read more
  • Sound Off: Renaming in Alaska a mountain or a molehill?

    4 Sep 2015 | 2:44 pm
    President Barack Obama recently announced that Mount McKinley in Alaska would be renamed Denali, using his executive power to restore an Alaska Native name with deep cultural significance to the tallest mountain in North America. We asked members of the Times-Union/Jacksonville.com Email Interactive Group what they think of the move. read more
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  • Ending veterans' homelessness in Baltimore

    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Adam M. Robinson Jr.
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Homelessness is a complex condition. About 45 percent of homeless veterans suffer from mental health illnesses, including post-traumatic stress disorder. About 70 percent of homeless veterans suffer from substance abuse and addiction issues. Many homeless veterans suffer from weak social networks...
  • Defining 'opportunity' in Baltimore

    Willow Lung-Amam, Eli Knaap
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:51 pm
    In the wake of Freddie Gray and the unrest in Baltimore, the recent release of the Regional Plan for Sustainable Development may mark an important step toward creating a more sustainable and equitable region. The plan makes clear that marked disparities in access to quality education, jobs, safety...
  • Dictatorial polls determine fate of GOP candidates

    Jules Witcover
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Public-opinion polls, once employed by political consultants to gauge the concerns of voters as a means to shape their candidates' campaigns more effectively, have become the tail that wags the dog.
  • Judging the faith of nuns

    Josiah Kollmeyer
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:51 pm
    A group of appellate judges recently decided to take up theology while writing a legal opinion. As might be expected, they got into trouble.
  • Is the U.S. less corrupt than Russia?

    Jerome Israel
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Last year, University of Miami professor Karen Dawisha authored the book "Putin's Kleptocracy: Who Owns Russia?" She traces the rise of Vladimir Putin and chronicles his rule. Her thesis is this: After a major political change - in this case, the breakup of the Soviet Union - most countries go...
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    Post-Gazette -- OPINION

  • Our culture of brutality

    5 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    I agree with columnist Ruth Ann Dailey when she laments the tragedy of abortion (“Facing Facts a Moral Must-Do,” Aug. 24), but sometimes I think we have been fighting this thing the wrong way in our country.
  • Paul Krugman: Heckuva job

    By Paul Krugman
    5 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    We should remember many things about what New Orleans endured 10 years ago, and the political fallout isn’t near the top of the list. Still, Hurricane Katrina did the Bush administration great damage — and conservatives have never stopped trying to take their revenge. Every time something has gone wrong on President Barack Obama’s watch, critics declare the event “Obama’s Katrina.” By one count, he’s had 23.
  • Monumental misstep: Obama should have taken input on Mt. McKinley

    By the Editorial Board
    5 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Many people in neighboring Ohio bristled after President Barack Obama’s unilateral decision to ignore more than 100 years of precedent and give the tallest peak in the nation, Alaska’s Mount McKinley, its Alaska native name Denali. Lawmakers of both parties have rightly condemned the move — made without public input or regard for the legacy of President William McKinley, one of Ohio’s favorite sons.
  • Where did Trump come from?

    5 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Trumps in America
  • A stronger PSO: Dick Simmons safeguarded a Pittsburgh asset

    By the Editorial Board
    5 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Like an overture that plays over and over in your head, Dick Simmons’ devotion to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra has had staying power. After more than two decades on its board, and most of it as chairman, his mission was to oversee and safeguard a work of art: A beloved symphony that is one of the finest in the land and that serves as Pittsburgh’s ambassador to the world.
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    The Orange County Register - News Headlines : Opinion

  • Letters: Constituion special, if not perfect

    5 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Re: “More proof smart people do dumb things” [Opinion, Aug. 29]: Mark Landsbaum’s column, while being creative and well written, ignores the historical perspective of the times when the Constitution was written. We had won the Revolution, and...
  • Cartoons: Barrier veterans face in getting health care

    5 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Also: Europe can't be bothered with migrant crisis.
  • Refusal to accept truth leads nowhere good

    5 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Isn’t this odd? When people want to make an important point, they sometimes precede it with: “Honestly ... .” The truth is, when a person says “Honestly,” it’s is as if he is saying, “This time I’m telling the truth.” Why else...
  • Let Joe Dunn fight for O.C.'s middle class in Congress

    5 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    I’ve been boxing for more than 60 years and fighting local politicians for nearly three decades. In boxing, one learns quickly – and sometimes the hard way – that you can’t always just pick the battles you can win. When the odds are stacked...
  • Obama's Iran nuclear deal goes to Congress

    5 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    Congress has until Sept. 17 to pass a resolution blocking the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement. President Obama can veto such a resolution within 10 days. Congress can try to override that veto, but if it hasn’t done so within 10 days...
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  • A lesson from the past

    5 Sep 2015 | 1:28 am
    "But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:
  • The making of heroes

    5 Sep 2015 | 1:28 am
    Where do heroes come from? A study of their backgrounds and biographies, where they went to school and what church they might have attended could provide some answers to that question, but only some. For example, why did those three Americans aboard the Amsterdam-to-Paris Express leap to their feet and go after the terrorist who was rampaging through the train? Because that is what Americans do. We fight back. It's part of our national tradition. And has been since even before Concord and Lexington.
  • The walling off of reason

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
    5 Sep 2015 | 1:27 am
    Walling off the U.S. from Canada is "a legitimate issue for us to look at," Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said on Meet the Press.
  • Hillary is inevitable

    <StaffMember: Charles Krauthammer>
    5 Sep 2015 | 1:27 am
    Unless she's indicted, Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination.
  • He snookers them again

    GREG SARGENT Washington Post
    5 Sep 2015 | 1:26 am
    The much-ballyhooed "loyalty pledge" that the Republican National Committee demanded Donald Trump sign was supposed to "box in" Trump, leaving him no way of running as a third-party candidate if he fails to win the GOP nomination.
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  • Mercury News editorial: Mike Honda ethics report is serious business

    <p class="Byline">Mercury News Editorial</p>
    4 Sep 2015 | 9:56 pm
    San Jose Congressman Mike Honda is either out of touch or unethical. Or both.The Office of Congressional Ethics report released Thursday uses emails, meeting notes and interviews to illuminate an office culture that didn't even pay lip service to the separation of public work and campaign fundraising required by law and House rules. If Honda knew this was happening, his conduct was unethical and illegal. If he did not know -- if he was that out of touch with the office he's supposed to oversee -- then he should not be in public office.Inattention to detail and being out of touch don't…
  • Mercury News editorial: Regional minimum wage a great strategy

    <p class="Byline">Mercury News Editorial</p>
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:53 am
    In time for Labor Day, the mayors of San Jose and eight other cities have launched a drive to raise the minimum wage across Santa Clara County, ending the confusing and unfair variations now required in different cities.It's the right thing to do for low-income residents in one of the highest-cost regions of the nation. And this is the right way to do it -- bringing labor and business leaders to the table, analyzing various approaches and perhaps including more nuance than San Jose's voter-approved minimum wage law offered. We opposed the San Jose initiative in 2012 mainly because we felt a…
  • Mercury News editorial: Keep California's clean-energy agenda moving forward

    <p class="Byline">Mercury News Editorial</p>
    3 Sep 2015 | 2:17 pm
    California has set the nation's clean-energy and energy-efficiency agenda for decades. Sometimes others follow quickly, sometimes slowly, but the future begins here.This is no time to let up: Good environmental policy has proven to be good business policy, and it would be irresponsible to lose the momentum we've achieved. The Legislature should pass two visionary climate bills -- Sen. Fran Pavley's SB 32 and Senate leader Kevin de Leon's SB 350 -- and Gov. Jerry Brown should sign them.The goals are ambitious: reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels over the…
  • Mercury News editorial: Santa Clara County arrests in jail murder reassure public

    <p class="Byline">Mercury News Editorial</p>
    3 Sep 2015 | 1:07 pm
    The brutal death of inmate Michael James Tyree in a Santa Clara County jail cell shocked this community and set out a challenge for Sheriff Laurie Smith, who oversees the jails. She met that challenge head on Thursday, arresting three correctional officers on murder charges one week after the 31-year-old mentally ill man was found dead.From the first reports of the death in the jail, rumors overwhelmed the thin facts released by the sheriff's department, alarming the NAACP and other civil rights groups suspecting a coverup. The deputies ultimately charged with the crime had been quickly…
  • Mercury News editorial: California needs a law to quantify police profiling

    <p class="Byline">Mercury News Editorial</p>
    3 Sep 2015 | 7:25 am
    In the wake of unnerving incidents of police violence against civilians across the country, communities and police departments struggle with how to build trust in the face of what's perceived as racial or ethnic profiling. California's Legislature can take that all-important first step to help by passing Assembly Bill 953.The bill would require police to keep records of car and pedestrian stops including the race or other identifier of the individual, the reason for the stop, how the person was treated and whether an arrest or citation resulted. That's it. No limits on who can be stopped or…
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  • Cruz gaining ground

    4 Sep 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Ted Cruz got a big boost in Iowa recently when the influential social conservative activist and radio host Steve Deace endorsed him. To call it ...
  • Trump & Fidel: Surprisingly similar

    4 Sep 2015 | 6:57 pm
    Watching Donald Trump on television, I suddenly felt an odd wave of remembrance wash over me — reminders of times past. This is, after all, ...
  • Abrogating natural law

    4 Sep 2015 | 6:57 pm
    The plethora of lawsuits regarding the Establishment clause and the wildly varied judicial opinions cause the ordinary person to ask: What is the ground of ...
  • Saturday essay: Seeding next year

    4 Sep 2015 | 6:57 pm
    These are rewarding days in the gardens vegetable and flower. The first of the tomatoes have been canned. Despite the heat, the lettuce harvest continues ...
  • Not so fast, Fayette County commissioners

    4 Sep 2015 | 6:57 pm
    I attended the Fayette County commissioners meeting on Aug. 18, at which Commissioners Al Ambrosini and Vince Zapotosky hastily approved a Chevron lease for the ...
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    Comment is free | The Guardian

  • The Walkie Talkie is a sty in London's eye – and proves we can't say no to money

    Ned Beauman
    5 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    20 Fenchurch Street might have won the dreaded Carbuncle Cup – but we’re stuck with it all the same. Its visible failings are minor next to the terrible lessons it teaches us about the capital’s new plutocracyThis week 20 Fenchurch Street, better known as the Walkie Talkie, was named the winner of Building Design magazine’s Carbuncle Cup, for the worst new building in Britain. Immediately, with a furious vividness usually reserved for fantasies of a sexual character, I imagined every architect and developer involved in the project getting besieged by journalists – by phone, email,…
  • Martin Rowson on David Cameron's response to the refugee crisis – cartoon

    Martin Rowson
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Continue reading...
  • Dave’s like, trust me on Rebekah :((( | Mrs Cameron’s Diary

    As seen by Catherine Bennett
    4 Sep 2015 | 12:02 pm
    How Samantha Cameron might have commented on the exhaustion of summer holiday(s), Pringles, dishing out titles – and the return of country suppersWell we are desperate for a break #shattered, Dave is right, 10 weeks is never enough to chillax, by the time you wind down you are already stressing about the next holiday literally by the fourth one we were all in a state of collapse plus they made Dave fly home because of being the workers’ party? I said to Mummy, Dave makes being normal look effortless but I swear he had to eat 15 entire Pringles tubes before a working person even bothered…
  • Aylan Kurdi: this one small life has shown us the way to tackle the refugee crisis | Jonathan Freedland

    Jonathan Freedland
    4 Sep 2015 | 11:56 am
    The three-year-old’s tragic death was the result of geopolitical upheaval but local, human action can save others like himWhat we learned about ourselves anew this week was something that, in truth, we knew already. We rediscovered a simple, human weakness: that we cannot conceive of an abstract problem, or even a concrete problem involving huge numbers, except through one individual. The old Stalinist maxim about a million deaths being a statistic, a single death a tragedy, was demons trated afresh.The lesson was taught by a silent toddler washed ashore on a beach, his face down. Aylan…
  • The Guardian view on the refugee crisis: it is people and stories that move us, not statistics | Editorial

    4 Sep 2015 | 11:33 am
    Our reaction to an individual tragedy may not be strictly rational. So much the worse for rationalityThe horrors of the first world war were clear enough to everyone who fought in it, as Wilfred Owen did: “If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace / Behind the wagon that we flung him in, / And watch the white eyes writhing in his face, / His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin / If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood / Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs”.But for those who watched from the comfort of the home front, it was still easy to believe the old lies. It…
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  • New jobs numbers do little to illuminate the Fed's path

    4 Sep 2015 | 11:48 am
    THOSE hoping for an end to the suspense will be disappointed. America’s  labour market update—the last before the Federal Reserve’s meeting on September 17th—did not provide much clarity about the chance of an imminent rise in interest rates. For months, Fed officials have emphasized that their decision on when to raise rates will depend on the data. But with no further major data releases before the meeting, the outcome remains a cliffhanger.Employers added 173,000 workers to their payrolls in August; below the average of 247,000 for the preceding year, but enough to bring…
  • Turbulent markets in the suspect six

    4 Sep 2015 | 11:28 am
    Audio and Video content on Economist.com requires a browser that can handle iFrames.EMERGING markets had another turbulent week. The MSCI EM stock index, comprising stocks from across the developing world, fell 3.2%. The JPMorgan Emerging Market Currency index was down 1.4%, dropping to its lowest level since the benchmark was created in 1999. Losses in equities and currencies across emerging markets have now reached what the Institute of International Finance (IIF), an industry association, calls “crisis proportions”.There are two main explanations for the recent sell-off. The…
  • A signal to do more

    3 Sep 2015 | 7:56 am
    AS EXPECTED, the European Central Bank did not ease policy when its governing council met today. However, the ECB underlined its determination to take further measures, if necessary, to get inflation, currently just 0.2%, back to the goal of nearly 2%. Speaking at the press conference after the meeting, Mario Draghi, the ECB’s president, stressed the council’s willingness, readiness and capacity to act.Revised forecasts made clear why the ECB may have to step up its quantitative-easing programme, announced in January and launched in March. Three months ago, central-bank staff envisaged…
  • A tax on the poor

    3 Sep 2015 | 7:52 am
    AFTER sweating through a day’s work under the hot Dubai sun, the last thing an Indian construction worker wants is to donate a slug of his earnings to a bank or money-transfer outfit. Yet that is what he must do. On average, 6.9 cents of every dollar remitted to India from another country is eaten up by fees and foreign-exchange margins, according to the World Bank. Indians get off relatively lightly. A sub-Saharan African migrant loses an average of 9.7 cents.In 2009 the G8 pledged to cut the average cost of international remittances to 5% of the sum sent within five years. Rates have…
  • Like manna from heaven

    3 Sep 2015 | 7:52 am
    From Arabia with love“GULF house”, says Dinesh Kumar every few seconds, gesturing out of the window of a car as it drives through Vennicode, in south-west India. His commentary is hardly necessary. The new houses, built with money sent home by people working in Dubai, Oman and other Gulf countries, flash like gold teeth in this backwater village surrounded by coconut palms. Vennicode has a brand new private school, too, as well as huge advertisements for jewellery shops and much more traffic than its narrow roads can handle. It is a tribute to emigration.Last year India received $70…
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    Le Monde diplomatique - English edition

  • And when Abbas goes?

    Nadia Hijab and Alaa Tartir
    4 Sep 2015 | 8:22 am
    The Palestinian National Council (PNC) is expected to meet this month in its first session since 2009 to accept the resignation of Mahmoud Abbas as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), along with more than half the Executive Committee's 18 members. The PNC does of course have the option of rejecting some or all of the resignations, and in any case Abbas still wears several hats: he remains head of state, President of the Palestinian Authority, commander-in-chief, and head (...) - Blog posts / Exclusive
  • Oil in the Texan yard

    Christelle Gérand
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:47 am
    In Texas and Oklahoma, oil wells and newer fracking exploitation are almost domestic, producing a small and unsteady revenue stream for landowners “Hi! I'm the mineral owner,” Richard L Dockery, a realtor in his 40s, told the security guard, who opened an automatic gate. On the other side was a long dirt road, and here and there oil wells that looked like square manhole covers, hard to spot in the scrub. With the revolution in fracking and the take-off of shale oil, Dockery has become a (...) - 2015/09 / Password
  • Memory as paying business

    Geneviève Clastres
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:47 am
    Getting a battlefield, the site of tragedy or a memorial museum onto Unesco's World Heritage List is now a shrewd way to increase tourist revenue The Holocaust memorial in Berlin, Memory Park in Buenos Aires, the Shoah memorial at Drancy (France), the stupa to the victims of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia and the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York are all less than a decade old. They bear witness to a desire to anchor memory with symbolic sites, and their key feature is that they were designed (...) - 2015/09 / Password
  • Ramadan in Montpellier

    Pierre Daum
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:46 am
    It's under an hour from central Montpellier to its poor western suburbs, home to three generations of Muslims On a hot Friday afternoon in June, the café terraces on Montpellier's Place de la Comédie were filling up with people drinking rosé, beer, lemon Perrier. Many were young and of mixed race. The No 1 tram, blue with white swallows, moved slowly into the short tunnel that leads from the square, heading for La Paillade in the western suburbs — a 40-minute journey. As the tram went further (...) - 2015/09 / Password
  • I am not that woman in a burqa

    Sahar Khalifeh
    28 Aug 2015 | 5:46 am
    A Palestinian novelist remembers the liberated, educated women of her life, and how their freedom has been, and is being, curtailedWe all know that women in Arab culture — as in many other cultures — are the weaker sex, the other sex, unequal; they do not inherit, or pass on their name, they are the bearers of children, and of dreadful shame. When I was born, I was greeted with sobs and tears of disappointment and dismay: everybody was waiting for a boy, and I was the fifth girl in a row, the (...) - 2015/09 / Password
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    nzherald.co.nz - Opinion

  • Fatherhood: 'It's well worth the ride'

    4 Sep 2015 | 11:28 pm
    I've never taken being a father for granted but a recent event involving my second son Lucas made me contemplate significantly what my four boys mean to me.As he underwent surgery for a freak accident that could have ended in disaster...
  • Air NZ privatisation has paid off for taxpayers

    4 Sep 2015 | 7:04 pm
    There is a widely held belief that the partial privatisation of state-owned assets is a complete ripoff, that taxpayers are being taken to the cleaners.This opinion was expressed in a letter to the Weekend Herald following Air...
  • Weekend Rewind: International rock stars caught on camera in NZ

    4 Sep 2015 | 10:30 am
    The summer concert season will soon be upon us. New Zealanders are pretty spoilt for choice in their live music options these days, with a wide range of local and international artists on offer. In earlier years, tours from big overseas...
  • More than China option in Silver Fern play

    4 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Will a Kiwi white knight emerge to fully recapitalise Silver Fern Farms, or will Chinese interests emerge as 50-50 partners with a New Zealand consortium to take the company forward?These are just some of the tantalising options...
  • Flag referendums need not be the last word

    4 Sep 2015 | 10:00 am
    Kyle Lockwood's flags seem to be gathering support. The one that wins the first referendum could give the present flag a close race in the second. That would be a very good thing, so long as it doesn't win.Enthusiasts for a change...
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  • China Confronts the Market

    Jeffrey Frankel
    4 Sep 2015 | 7:40 am
    China’s current economic woes have largely been viewed through a single lens: the government’s failure to let the market operate. But that perspective has led foreign observers to misinterpret this year’s most important developments in the foreign-exchange and stock markets.
  • The Art of Capital Flight

    Kenneth Rogoff
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:50 am
    For emerging-market investors, art has become a critical tool for moving and hiding wealth, which has been a major factor in the spectacular rise in auction prices of the last several years. So, with emerging-market economies from Russia to Brazil mired in recession, and China slowing rapidly, is the art bubble about to burst?
  • China’s History Parade

    Rana Mitter
    4 Sep 2015 | 6:30 am
    The huge parade in the center of Beijing on September 3 to commemorate the end of World War II showed that the authorities are preparing the ground to install a new narrative about the war as a central part of Chinese national identity. Is a more inclusive tribute to China’s past a signal of incipient pluralism in China’s present?
  • Stopping a Dirty Bomb

    Yukiya Amano
    4 Sep 2015 | 4:30 am
    More than ten years after world leaders agreed to amend a landmark nuclear treaty to make it harder for terrorists to obtain radioactive material, the new measures have yet to enter into force. Failure to do so leaves the entire world at risk of an attack.
  • The Foundations of Greece’s Failed Economy

    Edmund S. Phelps
    4 Sep 2015 | 3:30 am
    Too many politicians and economists blame austerity for the collapse of the Greek economy. But the data show neither marked austerity by historical standards nor government cutbacks severe enough to explain the huge job losses; instead, they show economic ills rooted in the values and beliefs of Greek society.
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    4 Sep 2015 | 8:11 am
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  • Run For The Bathroom

    3 Sep 2015 | 9:46 am
    “Taco Bell rolls out crispy chicken taco shells… Be glad you’re a goose on a golf course.” The post Run For The Bathroom appeared first on Baby Bummers Cartoons.
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    2 Sep 2015 | 10:40 am
    “Real pumpkin for real pumpkin spice lattes – That’s why.” The post #PSL Season appeared first on Baby Bummers Cartoons.
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    2 Sep 2015 | 9:25 am
    “I will also be competing this fall on Dancing With The Stars.” The post #DWTS appeared first on Baby Bummers Cartoons.
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    1 Sep 2015 | 12:37 pm
    “I thought Fifty Shades Darker is about 70% Chocolate Bars.” The post S&M not M&Ms appeared first on Baby Bummers Cartoons.
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  • Soberanía Individual

    Alessia Sorrentino
    5 Sep 2015 | 1:40 am
    Si decidiríamos pensar, finalmente, para el bien de todo el mundo, podríamos hacerlo ahora. En la tragicomedia gigantesca en la que vivimos, tenemos una oportunidad de salir y vivir realmente. Es una elección, muy natural también. Ensayos revelan irrefutablemente como la posibilidad de que civilizaciónes de inteligencia superior a la nuestra han vivido en este planeta sea real. Pensando en ellos, amigos, no falta mucho para imaginar las personas nacidas en este planeta, increíble y animados, muestrar su inmensa gratitud y amor profundo. Mientras hoy iniciativas nefastas, los…
  • South Sudan War: Education the Powerful Key Factor

    Beatrice Basaldella
    5 Sep 2015 | 12:50 am
    Last week the UN Security Council and the international community welcomed President Salva Kiir’s signing of an agreement on the resolution of the conflict in South Sudan, which erupted in December 2013 from the power struggle between the former vice-president Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir However, little faith can be placed on whether these signatures will actually stop the hostilities. The security situation in the country is tense and volatile. Since the hostilities turned in a full-fledges conflict, the crimes committed have reached a level of cruelty that peace seems…
  • Nozze gay: perché seguire il mondo occidentale?

    Andrea Fois
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:07 pm
    Una parola che da qualche tempo riempie la bocca dell’opinione pubblica, è quello delle cosiddette nozze gay, o più propriamente detti matrimoni omosessuali. Il tema è ampio e presenta numerose sfaccettature, poiché ad essere estremamente ricco e molteplice è proprio il termine “matrimonio”, a cui è possibile guardare dal punto di vista dei diritti, come ad un contratto, ad una cerimonia, un impegno, una responsabilità, ecc.. A tale riguardo, fece scalpore e visse il suo momento di gloria, la legge approvata in Spagna nell’estate del 2005, con la quale si estendeva il diritto a…
  • Vacanze low cost: nuova frontiera turismo

    Teodora Rossi
    4 Sep 2015 | 10:03 pm
    Le ferie sono sacrosante e ancora di più lo sono le vacanze. Dati i prezzi del mercato, una semplice vacanza in Italia di poco più di una settimana può costare persino l’intero stipendio, soprattutto se si scelgono zone paradisiache e rinomate come la Sardegna. Pertanto sono prese letteralmente d’assalto le compagnie aeree low-cost, che consentono anche a chi non può permettersi un viaggio all’insegna dei lussi, di calcare le meravigliose coste della Sardegna o di poter apprezzare i gargoyle dell’emblematica Notre-dame di Parigi. Perché con le compagnie aeree low cost si può…
  • Best Markets in Amsterdam

    Annisa Indrasari Pulungan
    4 Sep 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Here are a list of markets in Amsterdam, be it open air or closed markets, that should be on the list of places you should visit when you are stopping by the city. It ranges from fresh produce, to old antiques you would usually find in your grandma’s house, to the coolest vintage clothes you would want in your closet right now, with some fair prices! The first one to put on the list is the Albert Cuyp Market. A market one would tell all visitors of the city if they were to search for an open air market to visit. Here you would find an arrangement of stands and all that they offer,…
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