The Great Debate

Global elites beware: ‘Panama Papers’ won’t be the last revelation

April 6, 2016
People demonstrate against Iceland's Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson in Reykjavik, Iceland April 5, 2016. Gunnlaugsson became the first major casualty of the Panama Papers revelations, stepping down on Tuesday after leaked files showed his wife owned an offshore firm with big claims on the country's collapsed banks.  REUTERS/Stigtryggur Johannsson - RTSDQ33

People demonstrate against Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson in Reykjavik, Iceland, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Stigtryggur Johannsson

Corporations may be progressive, but that still doesn’t make them people

April 6, 2016
A PayPal sign is seen at an office building in San Jose, California May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS LOGO)

A PayPal sign at an office building in San Jose, California, May 28, 2014. REUTERS/Beck Diefenbach

With new deal, a refugee’s rights come down to luck

April 5, 2016
A migrant who will be returned to Turkey holds a placard during a demonstration inside the Moria registration centre on the Greek island of Lesbos, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis - RTSDNDF

A migrant who will be returned to Turkey holds a placard during a demonstration inside the Moria registration centre on the Greek island of Lesbos, April 5, 2016. REUTERS/Giorgos Moutafis

A cyber attack turned out the lights on 80,000. What can stop the next one?

April 5, 2016
A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. One of the largest ever cyber attacks is slowing global internet services after an organisation blocking "spam" content became a target, with some experts saying the disruption could get worse.        To match INTERNET-ATTACK/      REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files (POLAND - Tags: BUSINESS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY) - RTXXZVX

A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture.  REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

New threats rose as U.S. apathy became policy

April 4, 2016
Members of the Chinese team take part in the Open Water competition for pontoon bridge units as part of the International Army Games-2015 in the town of Murom, Russia, August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev - RTX1NLEB

Members of the Chinese team take part in the Open Water competition for pontoon bridge units as part of the International Army Games 2015, in the town of Murom, Russia, August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev

No humbug: Striking similarities between Trump and P.T. Barnum

April 3, 2016
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Donald Trump (REUTERS) ; P.T. Barnum (Library of Congress)

Donald Trump is a phenomenon. What kind? He seems to think that he is “The Greatest Show on Earth.” And many of his supporters likely agree. That slogan, long identified with the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, rings true. Trump may be the P.T. Barnum of current U.S. politics.

Despite pending referendum, UK is not European Union’s weakest link

April 1, 2016
A model presents a creation made with chocolate by designer Wang Jingzhi and Maitre Chocolatier Roberto Rinaldini during the international exhibition of chocolate "Salon du Chocolat" in Milan, Italy, February 12, 2016.  REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

A model presents a creation made with chocolate by designer Wang Jingzhi and Maitre Chocolatier Roberto Rinaldini during the international exhibition of chocolate “Salon du Chocolat” in Milan, Italy, February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Germany can take that smug look off its face

April 1, 2016
A homeless man sleeps amongst his possessions inside a bus stop at Berlin's Kreuzberg district, April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (GERMANY - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY)

A homeless man sleeps among his possessions inside a bus stop at Berlin’s Kreuzberg district, April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

Assad’s ‘good deeds’ in Syria can’t go unpunished

March 31, 2016
An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media on August 25, 2015, purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. REUTERS/Social Media

An image distributed by Islamic State militants on social media on August 25, 2015, purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra. REUTERS/Social Media