The Great Debate

The psychological underpinnings of 2016, the year America went nuts

February 17, 2016
A supporter of Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump takes a photograph as she attends a Trump campaign rally at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

A Donald Trump supporter at a Trump campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 8, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

from Breakingviews:

Cox: Scope out the bank in U.S. retail camouflage

By Rob Cox
February 16, 2016

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

‘You get one shot': How Justice Antonin Scalia viewed the world

February 16, 2016
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society at the New York Athletic Club in New York October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) - RTR4A1AA

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia speaks at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society at the New York Athletic Club in New York, October 13, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Ornitz

New Islamic State franchise threatens Egypt

February 16, 2016
A general view of the site of a bomb blast at the Italian Consulate is seen in Cairo, Egypt, July 11, 2015. A bomb exploded in front of the Italian consulate in Cairo on Saturday, killing one person, the health ministry and security officials said, raising the possibility that Islamist militants could open a new front against foreigners. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

The site of a bomb blast at the Italian Consulate in Cairo, July 11, 2015. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

How Antonin Scalia’s death reshapes the 2016 election

February 16, 2016
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia testifies before a House Judiciary Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee hearing on “The Administrative Conference of the United States”  on Capitol Hill in Washington May 20, 2010.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia testifies before a House Judiciary Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, May 20, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The Greek Bruce Willis fights for democracy — and Marxism?

February 15, 2016
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis listens to a conferrer (not pictured) during the Economist Conference on "Europe: The comeback, Greece: How resilient?" in Athens May 14, 2015. Greece's debt is not viable and the country's debt repayments to the European Central Bank should be pushed back, the Greek finance minister said on Thursday. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1CWUJ

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis listens at a conference in Athens, May 14, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

from Breakingviews:

Antonin Scalia’s death challenges U.S. leadership

February 14, 2016

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

Despite the failed revolution, Egypt’s iron-fisted ruler won’t last

February 12, 2016
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi (R) waves during the opening ceremony of the new Suez Canal, in Ismailia, Egypt, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

There are good reasons why Europe’s Jews are so worried

February 11, 2016
Members of LEGIDA, the Leipzig arm of the anti-immigrant movement  Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the West (PEGIDA) march past anti-LEGIDA protestors (top R) during a demonstration in Leipzig January 21, 2015. The weekly PEGIDA demonstrations began last October as a local protest against the building of new shelters for refugees, and have been growing in size. Counter-marches have taken place across Germany, with far larger numbers, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the group in unusually strong language as racists "with hatred in their hearts." PEGIDA leaders deny they are racist and say they distinguish between the secular majority among Germany's 4 million Muslims and those trying to spread Muslim values.           REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (GERMANY  - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY IMMIGRATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Members of LEGIDA, the Leipzig arm of the anti-immigrant movement, Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEGIDA) march past anti-LEGIDA protestors (top R) during a demonstration in Leipzig, January 21, 2015. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

What Europeans envy about the American political process

February 11, 2016
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles after winning at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire February 9, 2016.    REUTERS/Rick Wilking - RTX26984

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders smiles after winning at his 2016 New Hampshire presidential primary night rally in Concord, New Hampshire February 9, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking