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January 18, 2016
OPINION: Will scandals simply overwhelm Hillary Clinton?
(Reuters) - As the 2016 presidential campaign got underway, it looked as if former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in the clear, scandal-wise. Whatever accusations had chomped at her heels and her husband's, former President Bill Clinton, over the years, she had outrun them....
January 18, 2016 - 3:16pm
January 12, 2016
OPINION: Why are millennials tapping payday loans and pawn shops?
NEW YORK (Reuters) - David, 31, was in a pinch. He was building out a second location for his family's jewelry store in Queens, New York and running out of cash. He turned to a local pawn shop for financing to finish the construction, a decision he now regrets. "It was too hard to...
January 12, 2016 - 2:24pm
OPINION: Antarctic sea ice took a new course in 2015
Jan 11 (Reuters) - Although the Arctic ice sheet gets all the media attention, noteworthy activity has been brewing in the Antarctic. The Antarctic ice sheet has stopped expanding for the first time in four years, and in fact, sea ice extent has dipped below average levels. The Antarctic...
January 12, 2016 - 2:18pm
OPINION: Western grievances are real, but Bundy is the wrong guy to be raising them
Jan 12 (Reuters) - When Ammon Bundy announced in a New Year's Day Facebook video that "this is not the time to stand down," viewers could be forgiven for thinking they were watching a bad reboot of The Alamo. Bundy and other armed protesters had just seized several buildings at the...
January 12, 2016 - 2:13pm
December 29, 2015
The curious case of the missing women in film criticism
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Film criticism's demise has been eulogized by endless film festival panelists -- mostly male, mostly white. Yet, that waning power still goes largely unshared with women (and people of color). "Film criticism is in the exact same position as latenight talkshow...
December 29, 2015 - 11:54am
December 23, 2015
Racial/Religious Bans: When my Japanese-American family was treated as less than human
Dec. 23 (Reuters) - In the aftermath of the Paris and San Bernardino, California, terrorist attacks, the dangerous and destructive discourse about Muslims and Muslim Americans has reached a tipping point. Some Republican presidential candidates are calling for a ban of Muslims entering...
December 23, 2015 - 2:22pm
November 25, 2015
Preventing World War Three in Syria between Turkey and Russia
Nov 25 (Reuters) - NATO entered uncharted territory on Tuesday when one of its members, Turkey, shot down a Russian warplane. There is an urgent need for Washington to bring both sides together to avoid World War Three. Details are still emerging to corroborate Ankara's insistence...
November 25, 2015 - 3:09pm
November 19, 2015
How Western politicians are playing into Islamic State's hands
Nov 19 (Reuters) - In September, a photo of the lifeless body of toddler Aylan Kurdi face-down on a Turkish beach changed the way Europeans viewed the refugees arriving at their borders. Hostility turned to a sense of humanitarian duty. Now another photo risks reversing that tone:...
November 19, 2015 - 2:20pm
Yes, the media is to blame for the GOP primary mess
Nov 19 (Reuters) - The presidential nominating process has become a reality television show: Political Survivor. It's no longer controlled by political parties or primary voters. It's controlled by the media. The essential features of the process are debates and polls. And money?...
November 19, 2015 - 1:48pm
What 100,000 U.S. boots on the ground get you in Syria
Nov 19 (Reuters) - Speaking in Turkey after the terrible Paris murders of last Friday, President Barack Obama recently opposed any fundamental change in U.S. strategy towards Syria - the hotbed and home headquarters of Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, and apparently a key...
November 19, 2015 - 1:38pm
November 12, 2015
The real secret to Bernie Sanders' success
Nov 12 (Reuters) - On the presidential campaign trail, Senator Bernie Sanders' rallying cry is "political revolution." The Vermont senator draws big crowds as he incriminates the wealthy for perpetuating an American oligarchy. Calling for policies that can transform a long-suffering...
November 12, 2015 - 3:24pm
November 10, 2015
Who's in charge of the migrants arriving in Greece? The answer will surprise you.
Nov 10 (Reuters) - LESBOS, Greece - A young woman from Norway stands on the beach of this island in the Aegean Sea, scanning the horizon through binoculars for rubber dinghies carrying refugees and migrants. The telltale sign is a flash of orange, the color of life jackets. She...
November 10, 2015 - 1:40pm
No one is coming to rescue the Islamic State's capital
Nov 10 (Reuters) - It's no secret that Washington wants Raqqa, Islamic State's proclaimed "capital" in Syria, to fall sooner rather than later. President Barack Obama has announced that he is deploying Special Operations forces inside Kurdish-controlled regions of Syria. The United...
November 10, 2015 - 12:52pm
October 1, 2015
The truth behind 'Truth' - Journalists work without a safety net
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Hal Wallis, the great, grizzled producer, once told me that no one should ever pitch a movie that can't be summed up in a single sentence -- one without commas or clauses. I pondered his advice after I saw the new film "Truth." Setting aside its portentous...
October 1, 2015 - 2:04pm
August 20, 2015
Why the 'selfie' is a threat to democracy
Aug 18 (Reuters) - What could be more patriotic in our narcissistic social-media age than posting a picture of yourself on Facebook with your marked ballot for president? Show off your support for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Senator Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.)...
August 20, 2015 - 2:35pm