Tagged: current events

The Impact of Drone Strikes

Mainstream news outlets are often reluctant to report on the use and impact of drones by the United States military, and probably for good reason; to avoid an appalled reaction from its viewers at...

Will Germans accept a Greek debt reduction?

Greece’s international creditors are coming ever closer to the realisation that they may have no choice but to accept lightening the country’s colossal debt burden if its shattered economy is ever to be fully...

Why Can’t We Be Outraged at the Woolwich Murder?

I, like everyone else in the country, was shocked and saddened by the tragic slaying of Lee Rigby in a London street on 22 May. But I was also saddened by something peculiar about...

North Korea : An Unsettling Roar

Kim Jong Un’s recent bellicose rhetoric aimed squarely at the United States has scaled new heights of brinksmanship. So ferocious has been his performance that the US State Department and the military have deliberately...

The Boston Bombers’ Ethnicity Opportunity

Before the identification of the bombing suspects, the country seemed to hold its breath, waiting on news of the suspects’ identity – their ethnicity, in particular. This tension probably has risen out of recent...

The Boston Bombers Vs High Tech

It took twelve days for the army to trap Abraham Lincoln’s assassin, a well-known stage actor who had jumped to the theater’s stage after shooting the President, and then hobbled off on a broken...