from The Great Debate:

To celebrate the Fourth of July, don’t go see this movie

July 2, 2014

Independence Day fireworks light the sky over the U.S. Capitol, Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, in Washington

The week of July Fourth seems an odd time to release a film that questions the patriotism of the president of the United States, but that is precisely what right-wing idol Dinesh D’Souza sets out to do in his new film America: Imagine the World Without Her.

from Breakingviews:

M&A-capex inversion wrongfoots stock-pickers

May 1, 2014

By Swaha Pattanaik

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Tokyo Electron takeover is no template for Japan

October 3, 2013

By Una Galani
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

An Abenomics lesson on politics for Uncle Sam

October 2, 2013

By Rob Cox
The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Photographers' Blog:

Adventures on the western frontier

April 5, 2013

North Dakota

By Shannon Stapleton

It had been a couple months since I traveled somewhere to cover an assignment and I have to admit I was really looking to get out of town.

from Ian Bremmer:

The top 10 grudges in the G-20

By Ian Bremmer
March 7, 2013

The G-20 is no happy family. Comprised of 19 countries and the European Union, once the urgency of the financial crisis waned, so too did the level of collaboration among members. Unlike the cozier G-7 -- filled with likeminded nations -- the G-20 is a better representation of the true global balance of power … and the tensions therein. So where are the deepest fault lines in the G-20? 

from The Edgy Optimist:

The U.S. can’t afford a Chinese economic collapse

By Zachary Karabell
March 7, 2013

Is China about to collapse? That question has been front and center in the past weeks as the country completes its leadership transition and after the exposure of its various real estate bubbles during a widely watched 60 Minutes exposé this past weekend.

from Photographers' Blog:

Of gain and loss (and the longest story I’ve ever done)

September 21, 2012

By Rick Wilking

In the summer of 2011, as a chapter in a broader two-year project on obesity in America, I started a photo story on an almost 300 pound teenager who was planning bariatric surgery as a last resort to lose weight.

from Full Focus:

AIDS in Black America

July 23, 2012

Up to 44 percent of America's new HIV/AIDS infections are clustered in 12 major cities, including Chicago, Washington, New York and Los Angeles, CDC data show. Within these communities, HIV rates are highest among blacks, Hispanics, gay and bisexual men of all races. As researchers gather for the International AIDS Society's 2012 conference, photographer Mike Segar documents patients, their caretakers and peer educators from the African-American community.

from Photographers' Blog:

Obesity in America

May 22, 2012

By Rick Wilking

Almost 2 years ago I started work on a photo documentary simply titled “Obesity in America.”  It's a simple title but with complex subject matter.