The Great Debate

Truth is Superman, but Donald Trump is pure Kryptonite

December 15, 2015
Donald Trump on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks on the USS Iowa in San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States September 15, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RTS1ASG

Russia’s payback against Turkey over shoot-down may turn deadly

December 15, 2015
Russia's diesel-electric submarine Rostov-on-Don sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Russia’s diesel-electric submarine Rostov-on-Don sets sail in the Bosphorus, on its way to the Black Sea, in Istanbul, Turkey, December 13, 2015. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

from Breakingviews:

Cox: Capitalism can help solve the gun problem

By Rob Cox
December 14, 2015

Rob Cox, who grew up and lives in Newtown, Connecticut, is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

A new epidemic of hype won’t help ‘drug-dependent’ infants

December 14, 2015
Donnie Gooding and Katy Yeager Gooding hold their baby Kennedy Gooding in Barboursville, West Virginia, October 18, 2015. Picture taken October 18, 2015. To match Special Report BABY-OPIOIDS/ REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst - RTX1XMZG

Donnie Gooding and Katy Yeager Gooding hold their baby Kennedy Gooding in Barboursville, West Virginia, October 18, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Why the climate change deal works

December 14, 2015
French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (C), President-designate of COP21, and Christiana Figueres (L), Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, react during the final plenary session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12, 2015.     REUTERS/Stephane Mahe   - RTX1YF32

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius (C), President-designate of COP21, and Christiana Figueres (L), Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, react during the final plenary session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Chaos in Libya: It’s the oil, stupid

December 13, 2015
One of the members of the military protecting a demonstration against candidates for a national unity government proposed by U.N. envoy for Libya Bernardino Leon, is pictured in Benghazi, Libya October 23, 2015. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTS5V4X

One of the members of the military protecting a demonstration against candidates for a national unity government proposed by UN envoy for Libya Bernardino Leon, is pictured in Benghazi, Libya, October 23, 2015. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori 

Europe’s got its own Donald Trumps

December 10, 2015
Golf - RICOH Women's British Open 2015 - Trump Turnberry Resort, Scotland - 1/8/15 US Presidential Candidate Donald Trump as he views his Scottish golf course at Turnberry Action Images via Reuters / Russell Cheyne Livepic - RTX1MNC1

Presidential candidate Donald Trump views his Scottish golf course at Turnberry.
Action Images via Reuters/Russell Cheyne

Islamic State owes Donald Trump a debt of gratitude

December 10, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to a supporter at a Pearl Harbor Day rally aboard the USS Yorktown Memorial in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, December 7, 2015. Trump on Monday called for a ban on Muslims entering the United States in the most dramatic response by a candidate yet to last week's shooting spree by two Muslims who the FBI said had been radicalized. "We have no choice," Trump said at a rally in South Carolina, warning of more Sept. 11-style attacks if stern measures are not taken. REUTERS/Randall Hill    TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX1XNF3

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to a supporter at a Pearl Harbor Day rally aboard the USS Yorktown Memorial in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, December 7, 2015. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Why Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel is still standing – for now

December 10, 2015
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens to remarks at a news conference in Chicago, Illinois, United States, December 7, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Young   - RTX1XN4Z

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens to remarks at a news conference in Chicago, December 7, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Will this be the catalyst for the next Holocaust?

December 9, 2015
Participants: Jason Fields, Matthew Gault, Timothy Snyder

We live in the shadow of World War Two and the Holocaust.