Why no action will be taken against schoolyard antagonizers, despite public outrage.
Iran’s clerical rulers, who succeeded in suppressing widespread demonstrations last week by blanketing Tehran with security, are escalating a cyberwar to combat the increasingly powerful role of the internet in mobilising their opponents. Visitors to the website of the main challenger in last June’s disputed presidential election were greeted by an image of the Iranian [...]
The Massachusetts massacre has obviously rattled President Obama more than he cares to admit. Judging by his Ohio speech, the loss of the “Kennedy seat” has spun him around so hard, its thrown him backwards into campaign mode, which seems to be amusing even his faithful servant, Chris Matthews.
The host of MSNBC’s Hardball remarked little about the speech, other [...]
When does a civilization become incompetent? I’ve been mulling the question in a number of contexts over the last year, including our inability to put a stop to Somali piracy, detain a terrorist who can neither be charged nor released, think rationally about climate change, or rebuild Ground Zero in an acceptable time frame. But [...]
A child dies of malaria every 30 seconds somewhere in the world. That’s roughly one million children every year. Malaria is a preventable disease. In fact it was eradicated world-wide in the 1950s as a result of a global campaign conducted by the Rockefeller Foundation. The eradication was achieved by the application of DDT to [...]