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‘What the evening news shows need is less "objectivity" and more analysis. The problem with objective journalism is that it doesn’t exist and never did. Molly Ivins disposed of the objectivity question…





‘In the movie Regarding Henry, a high-powered lawyer suffers a brain injury and discovers his humanity. Idea for a sequel: A high-powered economist writes his memoir and discovers the humanity of others….


‘The US commander in Iraq Gen David Petraeus expressed long-term interest in running for the US presidency when he was stationed in Baghdad three years ago according to a senior Iraqi official…


‘BAGHDAD, Sept. 17 — The Iraqi government on Monday said it had revoked the license of Blackwater USA, an American security company involved in a shootout in Baghdad that killed at least…


‘Ambassador Ryan Crocker had tough marching orders this week: Spin the political and economic chaos of Iraq into something that sounds like progress. But even the mild gains Crocker professed don’t stand…



‘Credit Gen. David Petraeus with trying to apply two essential rules of politics in his testimony before Congress last Monday: always sell high what you don’t have, and buy cheap. Petraeus sold…



‘Now Burns has turned his attentions to World War II, that monumental 20th-century pivot point that killed more than 50 million and was known to all who lived through it as "The…


‘"Extreme weather events" are likely to become more intense and more frequent, while higher global temperatures could affect crops and water supplies and spread disease, the report by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel…




‘2012 is a meme on the tip of everyone’s tongue these days. ‘An an example, Daniel Pinchbeck just launched the site "Postmodern Times," which is: ‘". . . a series of short…


While the September fashion magazines are touting alligator purses, crocodile coats and other exotic accessories, compassionate fashionistas should beware. These animals are often raised in deplorable conditions


Reason‘s Katherine Mangu-Ward examines the consumer backlash when Apple lowered its iPhone price point from $US599 to US$399. From vengeful bloggers wielding ‘attack PR’ to turbocapitalism masquerading as Biblical narratives, Mangu-Ward charts…



In The Shadow Of The Moon has reignited the public’s interest in space migration for the early 21st century. Two new books continue the trend: Michael Brzezinski’s Red Kremlin Rising and Michael…


New Rule: Erectile Dysfunction "We may never know what the World Trade Center meant to our enemies, but our inability to build anything on the site in six years symbolizes our national…




‘Asked in Tehran earlier this year about the possibility of a US military strike on Iran, a senior official laughed out loud. "Are you serious?" he asked. "They will never attack us….