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Friday 08/29/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Trendiness aside, ice bucket challenge a triumph for those who have suffered
Posted: August 29, 2014

My son explained the gig this way: People are dumping buckets of ice water over themselves, filming it and posting the videos online. Then they tag three others, who have 24 hours to do the same or pay up. They’re doing this in the name of ALS.

Thursday 08/28/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Elephant slaughter shows African governments’ dysfunction
Posted: August 28, 2014

A new study by the National Academy of Sciences warns that the rate of illegal slaughter of African elephants, permitted by African governments and fueled by the market for ivory in China and Asian countries, could lead to the extermination of the animal in the wild within a few years.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Can the mourning of Michael Brown help us find our common language?
Posted: August 28, 2014

On the day the nation watched Michael Brown laid to rest in a nationally televised funeral, there were 16 death notices in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. That is hardly the full collection of people being mourned on one given day, but suffice it to say, on any given day in St. Louis, or Ferguson, Missouri, or any city in the nation, there are thousands of people grieving over the passing of loved ones.

Wednesday 08/27/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Why Obama won’t abandon Israel
Posted: August 27, 2014

The ongoing Gaza crisis seems to have broken a lot of crockery in the U.S.-Israel relationship.

Tuesday 08/26/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: To answer calling, these professionals go into danger to help others
Posted: August 26, 2014

Real bravery is knowing that you’re risking your life for a worthy cause but doing it anyway.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Williams’ suicide could prove conversation changer
Posted: August 26, 2014

How long before Ferguson fatigue sets in? How soon before our rapt attention to the uproar over the killing of Michael Brown begins to flag? And not because we don’t care. We do. It’s just that we know that, in all likelihood, nothing will come of it.

Monday 08/25/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Epidemics and the global village
Posted: August 25, 2014

The agitating Ebola emergency has captured headlines. There are some who undoubtedly assume that this kind of epidemic is unusual. However, localized epidemic disease has been a part of the biological system of the planet since the origin of life. Pandemics in which the spread of disease can encompass a continent or the world are just as ancient a process.

Sunday 08/24/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Politicians’ spats don’t belong in courts
Posted: August 24, 2014

Even in the no-holds-barred world of Texas politics, the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry was a low blow. A grand jury in Austin, a Democratic Party hotbed, indicted Perry, a Republican with presidential aspirations, on two felony counts for allegedly abusing his power. His offense? Threatening to veto funding for the county district attorney’s Public Integrity Unit unless District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg, a Democrat, resigned.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Why you need a vacation
Posted: August 24, 2014

Just before he flew off to Martha’s Vineyard for a two-week vacation, President Barack Obama fielded some questions about the U.S. military campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq. We imagine that he also had Syria (rebels besieged in Aleppo), Afghanistan (election recount debacle), Ukraine (plane shot down, Russian troops lurking), West Africa (Ebola epidemic spreading fast), Libya (militias rampaging), Iran (nuclear negotiations floundering), Obamacare (court ruling could bury it), the stock market (bubble bursting?) immigration (what to do with all those kids) and, oh, about 947 other crises on his mind.

Friday 08/22/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Ghana not so golden - Government salaries threaten economic growth
Posted: August 22, 2014

Ghana, a country of 27 million on the west coast of Africa, called the Gold Coast when it was a British colony, has been in recent years one of the few stars of African economic and political performance.

GUEST EDITORIAL: UN chief is half-right on Venezuela crisis
Posted: August 22, 2014

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon spends most of his time talking about the Middle East, Ukraine and global warming. So when I interviewed him last week, I wanted to hear his views on the political crisis in Venezuela and other issues in Latin America.

Thursday 08/21/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Perry’s indictment damages governor and the state
Posted: August 21, 2014

For a long time, Texas Gov. Rick Perry walked too fine a line between politics and policy. It caught up with him late last week.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Ferguson’s police force can learn from LAPD
Posted: August 21, 2014

The ongoing violence in Ferguson, Missouri, is dismaying and — for those who have been in Los Angeles a long time — painfully familiar. As this city long ago learned, when the public loses trust in its police, many people suffer.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Proposed FDA tobacco product rules rightly under review
Posted: August 21, 2014

How much does the health benefit of giving up cigarettes outweigh the lost pleasure of smoking?

Wednesday 08/20/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Belated justice: Cambodia settles a score with the Khmer Rouge
Posted: August 20, 2014

It took three years, but after a trial conducted by the Cambodian government in partnership with the United Nations, two former high-ranking officials were convicted of crimes against humanity for their roles as leaders of the Khmer Rouge during its bloody reign from 1975 to 1979.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Nation’s true heroes fought to expose and end torture
Posted: August 20, 2014

After more than a decade of denial and concealment on the part of our government, President Barack Obama’s recent acknowledgment that “we tortured some folks” felt like a milestone. Even in its spare, reductive phrasing, the president’s statement opened up the possibility, finally, of national reflection, contrition and accountability.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Don’t overreach on immigration, Mr. Obama
Posted: August 19, 2014

When the Republican-controlled House of Representatives reneged on its promise to take up immigration reform before heading off on vacation, President Barack Obama vowed to take matters into his own hands by the end of summer.

GUEST EDITORIAL: No magic cure-all for depression
Posted: August 19, 2014

We are all shocked and saddened by last week’s apparent suicide of Robin Williams. It leaves us all with a number of questions, including:

Monday 08/18/2014
GUEST EDITORIAL: Blurring line between police, warriors
Posted: August 18, 2014

Despite the return of American warplanes to Iraq, the nation’s attention is rightfully riveted on Ferguson, Missouri, where residents are reeling from days of protests and riots.

GUEST EDITORIAL: Ferguson police arrest reporters for reporting
Posted: August 18, 2014

Looks like police in Ferguson, Missouri, took it upon themselves to suspend the First Amendment.

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