Monthly Archives: October 2015

China to End One-Child Policy, Allowing Families Two Children – The New York Times

“BEIJING — China’s Communist Party brought to an end the decades-old “one child” policy on Thursday, when leaders announced that all married couples would be allowed to have two children in a bid to reverse the rapid aging of the … Continue reading

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Meet a 21st-Century Slave In the 21st century, isn’t it finally time to abolish slavery forever? nytimes.com|By Nicholas Kristof

Sunday’s column from Saint Nich. He writes near conclusion: “The blunt truth is that no strategy works all that well against trafficking. But maybe the most successful has been Sweden’s, cracking down on traffickers and customers while providing social services … Continue reading

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Hillary and Benghazi The House Benghazi committee’s inappropriate approach is outdone only by the Stop Hillary PAC and its ghoulish commercial. nytimes.com|By Gail Collins

Protect us from the zombies. Great piece by Gail Collins. Hillary and Benghazi The House Benghazi committee’s inappropriate approach is outdone only by the Stop Hillary PAC and its ghoulish commercial. nytimes.com|By Gail Collins Like   Comment   Share Comments … Continue reading

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Camelot Comes to Canada – The New York Times

Good column on the young Trudeau, but referring to all our current US candidates as wizened, I take this remark as a rude attack on Hillary Clinton. It is writer who is a wizened old misogynist. “Trudeau’s remarkable triumph, which … Continue reading

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Putin’s Partition Plan for Syria – HUSSEIN IBISH,  The New York Times

“Russian firepower is aimed at securing the larger, western part of the rump Syrian state that is still controlled by Mr. Assad — in particular the air and naval bases near Latakia and Tartus. And aside from forays into northern … Continue reading

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Half the Kids in This Part of India Are Stunted – The New York Times

India is a vigorous democracy that has sent an orbiter to Mars. Yet its children are more likely to starve than children in far poorer nations in Africa.In a remarkable failure of democracy, India is the epicenter of global malnutrition: … Continue reading

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A Rapist’s Nightmare A girl in India resists threats and bribes to pursue the upper-caste men she says gang-raped her. nytimes.com|By Nicholas Kristof

Saint Nicholas: “LUCKNOW, India — FOR as long as anyone can remember, upper-caste men in a village here in northern India preyed on young girls. The rapes continued because there was no risk: The girls were destroyed, but the men … Continue reading

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The Courtesan

Originally posted on Franklenstein:
“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song” The Courtesan ~ Alexandra Curry  There is not one element in this story that a Historical Fiction fan could…

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Corporate Welfare for the Kochs When it comes to government handouts, the conservative billionaires don’t necessarily practice what they preach. nytimes.com|By Joe Nocera

Corporate Welfare for the Kochs When it comes to government handouts, the conservative billionaires don’t necessarily practice what they preach. nytimes.com|By Joe Nocera

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Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Steve Jobs’ Con – Joe Nocera, The New York Times

“But now that I’ve seen Sorkin’s latest treatment of a Silicon Valley icon — Steve Jobs — I’m revising that opinion. Unlike Zuckerberg, Jobs is somebody I followed closely for much of my career, even spending a week in the … Continue reading

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