The Great Debate

from Breakingviews:

Nestlé called out for bottling, selling California water during drought

April 2, 2015

A Nestle logo is pictured on a van outside the company headquarters in Vevey

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

Meet Senator Robert Menendez’s ‘friend with benefits’

By Richard White
April 2, 2015
Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) reacts as he exits the podium after speaking to the media during a news conference in Newark, New Jersey

Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) leaving the podium after speaking to the media during a news conference in Newark, New Jersey, April 1, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

An Islamic Reformation is the world’s best chance for peace

By John Lloyd
April 2, 2015
The Ottoman era Suleymaniye mosque is covered by fog as the sun sets in Istanbul

The Ottoman era Suleymaniye mosque is covered by fog as the sun sets in Istanbul. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Don’t like ‘dark money’ in your politics? This guy could help stop it with a pen.

By Michael Keegan
April 2, 2015
Obama pauses during remarks at the dedication ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, in Boston

President Barack Obama speaking at the dedication ceremony for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, in Boston, March 30, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Arab nations just created a joint military force. Why now?

By Shibley Telhami
April 2, 2015
Saudi special forces snipers demonstrate their shooting skills before their graduation ceremony near Riyadh

Saudi special forces snipers demonstrate their shooting skills before their graduation ceremony near Riyadh, March 22, 2011. REUTERS/Fahad Shadeed ​

It’s not as simple as homophobic thugs vs. civil rights in Indiana

By Jay Michaelson
April 1, 2015
Business owner holds sticker to place outside her shop in Lafayette, Indiana

Elizabeth Ladd, owner of River Knits Fine Yarns, poses while holding up a “This businesses serves everyone” sticker she plans to place outside her business in downtown Lafayette, Indiana March 31, 2015. REUTERS/Nate Chute

Egypt’s grand mufti: No justification for terror in any religion

By Shawky Allam
April 1, 2015
A view of the Mosque of Mohammed Ali in the Citadel, the Sultan Hasan Mosque and the Al-Rifa'i Mosque in Cairo

The Mosque of Mohammed Ali in the Citadel (top), the Sultan Hasan Mosque and the Al-Rifa’i Mosque (bottom right) in Cairo, May 20, 2008, REUTERS/Nasser Nuri

Options for the U.S. if Iran breaks a nuclear deal

By Bennett Ramberg
April 1, 2015

lbj & mac President Lyndon B. Johnson and Defense Secretary Robert McNamara in the White House in Washington, July, 27, 1965. LBJ Presidential Library/Yoichi Okamoto

The success of any nuclear framework agreement negotiated by Iran and the P5+1 (United States, Britain, Russia, Germany, France and China) this week ultimately will be determined not by the signing of a final accord in June but by Tehran’s fidelity to nonproliferation in the years and decades to come.

Two-step approach to preventing the next Germanwings disaster

By Christopher and Jennifer Gandin Le
March 31, 2015
A man pays his respects at the memorial for the victims of the air disaster in the village of Le Vernet

A man pays his respects at the memorial for the victims of the air disaster in the village of Le Vernet, near the crash site of the Germanwings Airbus A320. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier

This drug, banned in Europe, Russia and China, may be in your lunch

By Wayne Pacelle
March 31, 2015
A dairy cow peers out from behind a fence in Chino, California

A cow peers out from behind a fence in a file photo. REUTERS/Alex Gallardo

If you eat meat in any country in the European Union, or even in China or Russia, you don’t have to worry about getting a dash of ractopamine with your pork or beef. All these nations ban the use of the growth-promoting drug.