The Great Debate

Politics: Marketplace of ideas now just a marketplace

By John Lloyd
January 6, 2016
Supporters look on at a news conference led by Democratic senators and congressmen in support of a proposed constitutional amendment for campaign finance reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst    (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Supporters look on at a news conference led by Democratic senators and congressmen in support of a proposed constitutional amendment for campaign finance reform, on Capitol Hill in Washington September 8, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Corruption in Ukraine is so bad, a Nigerian prince would be embarrassed

By Josh Cohen
December 30, 2015
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko attends a joint news conference with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (unseen) at the EU Council in Brussels, Belgium, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko attends a joint news conference with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (unseen) at the EU Council in Brussels, Belgium, December 16, 2015. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

A $620,000 watch tells what time it is in Vladimir Putin’s Russia

By Gregory Feifer
August 23, 2015
Russia's President Putin's spokesman Peskov attends a meeting with the Venezuelan delegation, led by President Maduro, at the Kremlin in Moscow

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting with the Venezuelan delegation, led by President Nicolas Maduro, at the Kremlin in Moscow, July 2, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

How to make sure ‘developing’ countries can develop

By Michael Elliott
July 10, 2015
Women visit a clinic at Sinza Health Centre in Tanzania's capital Dar es Salaam

Women visit a clinic at Sinza Health Centre in Tanzania’s capital Dar es Salaam, May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Emmanuel Kwitema

from Breakingviews:

Match-fit FIFA would give players, fans more ball

June 3, 2015

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

Will a few legal red cards affect the way FIFA plays?

By Stefan Szymanski
May 28, 2015
FIFA President Blatter arrives for opening ceremony of 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich

FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives for the opening ceremony of the 65th FIFA Congress in Zurich, Switzerland, May 28, 2015. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann

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

Lessons for U.S. police from an unexpected place – Northern Ireland

By Terry Golway
March 20, 2015
Police officers patrol a street in Ferguson

Police officers patrol a street in Ferguson, Missouri, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The most important man in Europe you’ve never heard of

By John Lloyd
March 9, 2015
Guardia di Finanza troops stand before the Quirinale palace in Rome, April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Guardia di Finanza troops stand before the Quirinale palace in Rome, April 22, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: Welcome to the new, global Tangentopoli

February 26, 2015

By Rob Cox

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