The Great Debate

‘The Communist Manifesto’ (2015 edition)

By John Lloyd
February 6, 2015
Head of radical leftist Syriza party Tsipras speaks after winning elections in Athens,

The head of the radical leftist Syriza party, Alexis Tsipras, speaks to supporters after winning elections in Athens, Jan. 25, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Grisly Guantanamo stories refuse to go away

By Alka Pradhan
February 6, 2015
The U.S. flag flies over Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Bob Strong

The U.S. flag flies over Camp VI, a prison used to house detainees at the U.S. Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay, March 5, 2013. REUTERS/Bob Strong

The war between Congress and the White House

By Bill Schneider
February 6, 2015
U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner watches as U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a bipartisan meeting of Congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington

House Speaker John Boehner watches as President Barack Obama hosts a bipartisan meeting of congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, January 13, 2015. REUTERS/Larry Downing

Is Jeb Bush just another ‘big government’ liberal?

By Craig Shirley
February 6, 2015
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addresses the Detroit Economic Club in Detroit

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush addresses the Detroit Economic Club about his “Reform Conservative Agenda” in Detroit, Michigan, February 4, 2015 REUTERS/Rebecca Cook

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: When CEOs are worth more as former CEOs

February 5, 2015

By Rob Cox

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

Iran is using Israel to distract from its real aims in the Persian Gulf

By Anthony H. Cordesman
February 5, 2015
A member of Iran's Revolutionary guard stands at attention during an anti-U.S. ceremony in Azadi (freedom) Square in Tehran April 25, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

A member of Iran’s Revolutionary guard stands at attention during an anti-U.S. ceremony in Azadi (freedom) Square in Tehran April 25, 2010. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Why we should worry about domestic drones and how to bring them down

By Robert Beckhusen
February 5, 2015
An employee displays the assembly of an unmanned aerial vehicle at the Integrated Dynamics research and development centre in Karachi

An employee displays the assembly of an unmanned aerial vehicle at the Integrated Dynamics research and development center in Karachi, June 22, 2011. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

Is war between Hezbollah and Israel inevitable?

By Michael Williams
February 4, 2015
Israeli soldiers carry their belongings in an area near the Israel-Lebanon border January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israeli soldiers carry their belongings in an area near the Israel-Lebanon border January 29, 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Vast majority of those who fought Iraq, Afghan wars won’t get pensions

By Lawrence Korb and Katherine Blakeley
February 4, 2015
U.S. soldier with 4th Platoon, Bravo Company on patrol in Siniyah

U.S. soldier with the 4th Platoon, Bravo Company I-327th Infantry 1st Battalion 101st Airborne Division Air Assault takes position during a patrol in Siniyah, north of Tikrit, November 23, 2007. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandin

Vaccines: The best way to persuade parents is the worst for kids

By Lisa Sanders
February 4, 2015
Lauren Durbin is given an MMR injection at the Paediatric Outpatient department at Morriston Hospital in Swansea

Lauren Durbin, aged 10 months, is given an MMR injection by Sister Sian Owen at the Paediatric Outpatients department at Morriston Hospital in Swansea, south Wales, April 6, 2013. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden