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Broken U.S. moral compass

Dec 19, 2014

Broken U.S. moral compass

by William Pfaff

The most disturbing and basic question with regard to the maintenance of Guantanamo and any one of the so-called Black Sites in recent years is why American officials seemed to want so badly to torture when to do so was known — even to ...

Dec 18, 2014

Asia isn't ready for Chinese economic turmoil

by William Pesek

As China’s first full year of rebalancing draws to close, how has President Xi Jinping done? Reasonably well, it seems. Growth appears to be moderating gently, stocks continue to soar and most economists still foresee a soft landing rather than market-shaking meltdown for the ...

No excuse for tolerating torture

Dec 16, 2014

No excuse for tolerating torture

by Ted Rall

Already "torture" is fading from the headlines. Anti-torture Americans have been way too polite the past 12 years. They should have shouted down the torturers and apologists, ridiculed them, locked them away.

Dec 16, 2014

How regulation spurs growth

by Rod Hunter

The world's richer countries created their regulatory infrastructure over generations, during a time of little direct global competition. Emerging markets need to create theirs in a greatly compressed time frame to strengthen their growth capacity.