Opinion

E-cigarettes can help people quit smoking!

2014-11-27 03:00
Michael Russell and Murray Jarvik, two pioneers of smoking-cessation research in the 1970s, would probably have welcomed the development of the electronic cigarette or “personal nicotine vaporizer” (P...

What really happened in Kiev?

2014-11-27 03:00
This is what former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, subsequently driven from office by mass protests in Kiev, said to German Chancellor Angela Merkel just one year ago, at the start of the cris...

Syria’s humanitarian crisis

2014-11-27 03:00
From the capture of Mosul by ISIS to the siege of Kobani, the political and media focus on what used to be called the Syrian civil war has changed. The battlefield has become more complex as the image...

Bolt from the blue for Modi

2014-11-27 03:00
Narendra Modi has completed six months as the Indian premier. Politically, he has continued with a string of successes and his popularity continues to rise as is evident by his electoral victories in...

The ugly specter of racism

2014-11-27 03:00
When Sean Jackson became a father, he says he knew he needed to teach his son how to interact with police so as to avoid arrest — or worse.Such is the life of a black man in Ferguson, Missouri.Ferguso...

We want happiness, not cold statistics

2014-11-26 03:00
Happiness, that perennial preoccupation of philosophers, intellectuals and ordinary folk since antiquity, has finally made its way into the political and economic lexicon, and as a factor in evaluatin...

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