The Great Debate

Executions come swiftly and often in Iran’s ‘justice’ system

By Hamid Yazdan Panah
August 17, 2015
People protest against executions and human rights violations in Iran on a square near the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague

People protest against executions and human rights violations in Iran on a square near the Nuclear Security Summit in The Hague, March 25, 2014. REUTERS/Cris Toala Olivares

Yes, Donald Trump can win, but here’s what it will take

By Edward J. Rollins
August 17, 2015
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets attendees at the Iowa State Fair during a campaign stop in Des Moines

Donald Trump greets people at the Iowa State Fair during a campaign stop in Des Moines, Iowa, August 15, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Great empires have ended with a song

By John Lloyd
August 14, 2015
Britain's Queen Elizabeth (C) reacts as she arrives in the parade ring at Ascot racecourse on day one of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival, in Ascot in southern England June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth (C) reacts as she arrives in the parade ring at Ascot racecourse on day one of the Royal Ascot horse racing festival, in Ascot in southern England June 16, 2015. REUTERS/Toby Melville

Why we disagree with Chuck Schumer on the Iran deal

By Richard Lugar and J. Bennett Johnston
August 14, 2015
U.S. Senator Schumer speaks after the cloture vote on the nomination of Lynch to be Attorney General, in Washington

Senator Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 23, 2015. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un consolidates power with execution of key official

By Paul French
August 13, 2015
North Korean leader Kim gives field guidance to Farm No. 1116 under the KPA Unit 810 in this undated photo released by North Korea's KCNA in Pyongyang

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance to Farm No. 1116 in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang August 13, 2015. REUTERS/KCNA

Why Google — and Larry Page — created their own Alphabet

By Chana R. Schoenberger
August 13, 2015
Letters spell the word "Alphabet" as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris

Letters spell the word “Alphabet” as they are seen on a computer screen with a Google search page in this photo illustration taken in Paris, France, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Why it’s impossible to hide nuclear work in 24 days – or 24 years

By Yousaf Butt
August 13, 2015
A scientist works at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) environmental sample laboratory in Seibersdorf

A scientist works at the International Atomic Energy Agency environmental sample laboratory in Seibersdorf, April 24, 2013REUTERS/Heinz-Peter Bader

What makes Donald Trump a new kind of candidate

By Bill Schneider
August 12, 2015
Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump pauses at his podium during the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland

Donald Trump pauses during the first official Republican presidential debate of the 2016 election in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Why do all the GOP candidates sound like George W. Bush?

By Lawrence Wilkerson
August 12, 2015
U.S. President George W. Bush during a press conference in the press briefing room at the White House

President George W. Bush at his final press conference in the Brady press briefing room at the White House in Washington, January 12, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Reed

When the stock bubble burst, did it take the rest of China with it?

By Wade Shepard
August 11, 2015
An investor looks at an electric board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Haikou

An investor looks at an electric board showing stock information at a brokerage house in Haikou, Hainan province, China, August 11, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer