Opinion

Gretchen Carlson: My Fight Against Sexual Harassment

I’ve never been a good sleeper, but now more than ever, after having lost my job as a news anchor this past summer, I find myself lying awake at night thinking about my daughter — and your daughters, too. By GRETCHEN CARLSON I’ve been asking myself this simple question: Will our girls finally be the… Gretchen Carlson: My… Read More »

An Open Letter To Donald Trump, My Former Boss Of 18 Years

I know you can be a good president. Good luck. Barbara Res Dear Donald, Congratulations on your win. I wish you the very best for a successful presidency. As you know, I supported Clinton. I do not believe in your stated policies, especially your anti-choice stance and… An Open Letter To… Read More »

Time to Protect Our Common Home

Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reached a historical landmark agreement in Paris on 12 December 2015, charting a fundamentally new course for global climate efforts. José Ramos-Horta * The Paris Agreement (PA) came into force on 4 November 2016, creating a history in multilateral diplomacy, as no other convention came into force so… Time to Protect… Read More »

A more dangerous world is probably coming after the US election!

The level of irrationality, confusion and negative energy is the most astonishing signal emanating out of the US presidential election. <style type=”text/css”> .wpb_animate_when_almost_visible { opacity: 1; }</style> By Dimitris Konstantakopoulos * It is a strong indication that, whatever the result, we should be prepared for an escalation in the already serious tensions dominating our world. It is probably the first time, since the… A more dangerous… Read More »

Nobel Peace Laureates Warn: Trump Presidency Would Bring Grave Risks

It is unusual for us to comment on an American election, even more so in the eleventh hour. José Ramos-Horta Óscar Arias Sánchez John Hume  But what is at stake at the moment in the U.S. election affects us all. The Presidential election in the world’s most powerful democracy has descended into name calling, disinformation and… Nobel Peace Laureates… Read More »

Your Brain Has A “Delete” Button–Here’s How To Use It

This is the fascinating way that your brain makes space to build new and stronger connections so you can learn more. JUDAH POLLACK AND OLIVIA FOX CABANE FastCompany There’s an old saying in neuroscience: neurons that fire together wire together. This means the more you run a neuro-circuit in your brain, the stronger that circuit becomes. This is why, to quote another old saw… Your Brain Has… Read More »

The Voter Fraud Lie We Can’t Shake

Early voting is underway, and according to Donald J. Trump, so is voter fraud. By DALE HO  Almost daily, he proclaims that “large-scale voter fraud” is happening and that the election is “rigged.” Politicians across the spectrum have criticized this nonsense as divorced from reality, deleterious to our democracy and… The Voter Fraud… Read More »

Destination ‘great Muslim democracy’: Time to get off the train

Every new day adds fresh validation to the adage that “Turkey is fun unless you have to live in it.” BURAK BEKDİL In one recent speech, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan described himself as an enemy of interest rates “because interest rates are a means of abuse.” Where did Mr. Erdoğan say that? At a ceremony at the… Destination ‘great Muslim… Read More »

Powering Australia’s Economic Surge

MELBOURNE, Australia — If you were designing a nation from scratch, it would look something like Australia. By GEORGE MEGALOGENIS A Eurasian people, boring politicians, and an economy that virtually runs itself. Australia, uniquely, has avoided every major shock of modern globalization. Its… Powering Australia’s… Read More »

The Guardian view on child refugees: too little, too late

The Calais camp has been allowed to grow from problem to crisis, a disaster for the migrants and shaming for the government Editorial At last, child refugees are being rescued from the squalor and danger of the Calais camp and brought to Britain. But the process has taken far too long; and even now it… The Guardian view… Read More »

Australia’s Poisonous Refugee Policy

MELBOURNE, Australia — Governments tend to dislike being called torturers. By WALEED ALY That’s why the George W. Bush administration went through such legal contortions to exclude waterboarding from the definition of torture. That this relied on a definition too idiosyncratic for anyone outside the Republican Party hardly mattered because it allowed President Bush to say, “the United States does not torture,” with a… Australia’s Poisonous Refugee… Read More »