The spillover from the war in Syria is taking its toll on Jordan’s fragile institutions
Two Weeks In Battleground Britain
Ten years on, an American recalls being in New Zealand on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq
Selling off state-owned energy companies has been a disaster in Britain
The Morsi government is leading and feeding the spiral of violence in Egypt
The Russians are mounting a stealth attack at the UN on the definition of human rights
The Free Syrian Army – How To Lose Support And Alienate People In No Time
How do we avoid losing more than we gain from free trade?
Just because you’re educated doesn’t mean you’re not an idiot
BART starts a free speech firestorm
The ethical and stylistic issues in using real-life war zones as a basis for contemporary fiction
California’s latest attempt to escape from its low tax / no revenue straightjacket
Outrage at Sarah Palin is gasoline to a forest fire….
On and off the field
Is the media rising up from its much heralded grave?
Should the e-commerce giants be made to collect and pay far more taxes on what they sell ?
The challenges (and consolations) of trying to play cricket in America
Observations on free market fundamentalism, by the author of the His Dark Materials series
Earthquakes, insurance and building codes – home, and away
Tripping on the Third World, a book excerpt
A Long Walk Down Memory Lane…
The freedom & democracy movement in West Papua is using non-violent action to advance its cause.
The Nepalese Experiment with Maoism hits gridloc
Santa’s Sleigh makes its way to the U.S. of A.
Truman to Nixon, Bush to Obama – how the US has rationalized the ‘need’ for state secrecy
Count the ways the medical-industrial complex is bad for everyone’s health…
Why voters are looking elsewhere for change they can believe in
What’s so smart about corporate energy’s transition to smart meters?
Dunkin Donuts coffee is the new Boston tea party
California does some blue sky thinking about public transport