Opinion

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    Will workers lose?

    Dean Baker | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    ONE of the central themes in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was that US workers were being badly hurt by trade. His story was that the...

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    Dare to visit Uncle Tom’s Cabin?

    Nazarul Islam | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    NOT far away, in the distant past, our nation’s writers had loved to write stories replete with white, fantastic fictions (pure, white lies). Although the...

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    Great feat, bad politics

    Jawed Naqvi | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    THERE were two sides to Armstrong’s walk on the moon 50 years ago. It demonstrated a great technological possibility for mankind. But the quest was...

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    Darkness grows, from America to India

    Aijaz Zaka Syed | Updated at 12:00am on July 24, 2019

    IF DONALD Trump’s shock election for the world’s most powerful office had been seen as an accident and as a recipe for disaster by many,...

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    Late-colonial convulsions

    | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    The United Kingdom has stopped an Iranian tanker in Gibraltar. Italy and France are supporting opposing parties at war in Libya. Germany has other priorities....

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    Creating a non-partisan Lanka presidency

    Jehan Perera | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    HERE were many reports in the past week that the ruling party, UNP, will contest the next presidential election in a major alliance based on...

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    75 years of incompetence and interference

    Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on July 23, 2019

    JULY marks the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods agreement to create the International Monetary Fund and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development with...

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    Why the Taliban will regain power

    Eric Walberg | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    WE ARE fed a load of tripe about the Taliban in the western press. They are portrayed as crude, illiterate, opium traffickers and murders. They...

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    Spying on Julian Assange

    Binoy Kampmark | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    HISTORY’S scope for the absurd and tragic is infinite. Like Sisyphus engaged in permanent labours pushing a boulder up a slope, the effort of making...

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    Sporadic notes: BirthStrike

    Farooque Chowdhury | Updated at 12:00am on July 22, 2019

    SCIENTISTS to some people are bad. The cause: scientists present horrifying facts about climate. To many others, scientists are good people, doing incredible work, helping...

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