Media plays down Ebola's spread by 'droplets'

Nov 3, 2014

Media plays down Ebola's spread by 'droplets'

by Ted Rall

Refusing to succumb to panic is laudable and rational, and when the infection rate numbers in the single digits here in the United States, there’s no reason to freak out. But mainstream media organizations and the government are diminishing their already scant credibility when ...

Oct 28, 2014

The Cold War and the cold shoulder

by Ghia Nodia

From the current Russian regime's perspective, declarations that EU and NATO expansion is about spreading values, accountable institutions and good governance — not military or economic competition — is beyond hypocritical.

Oct 21, 2014

Ebola: a wake-up call for America

by Abdul El-Sayed

The transmission of Ebola to two nurses responsible for the care of an Ebola patient in the U.S. has focused intense scrutiny on U.S. preparedness for a possible outbreak. Robust health agencies should not be taken for granted.

Oct 17, 2014

Rule 1: 'Don't do stupid stuff'

by Yoichi Funabashi

The challenge for the Obama administration as it "rebalances" toward the Asia-Pacific is that diplomatic and economic interactions lag military ties. That's why a system of trans-Pacific free trade in the region is vital.

Oct 14, 2014

Saudi Arabia's oil enigma

by John Kemp

Saudi Arabia is sometimes likened to a central bank managing the global oil market, adding or withdrawing supplies to control prices. But that vastly overstates the degree of influence, let alone control, that the kingdom exercises over the market.