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Human beings really are on course to extract all fossil fuels, wherever they are, anywhere in the world. No deposit of oil, coal or natural gas is too deep, too remote or too diffuse to keep us from getting it out of the ground and burning it. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

Power in North Korea has been passed down from father to son over the last seven decades as ‘Great Leader’ Kim Il-sung was succeeded by ‘Dear Leader’ Kim Jong-il who begat ‘Supreme Leader’ Kim Jong-un. As North Korea prepares to enter its eighth decade, Kim is potentially missing in action and there is no designated successor in sight. READ MORE

October 15, 2014

In the 11 months from October 2013 to August 2014, there were 66,127 recorded arrivals of “Unaccompanied Alien Children from Central America” (as the Department of Homeland Security calls them) on the United States’ southern border. Totals for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 together run to over 100,000. READ MORE

October 8, 2014

Americans are tired of the never-ending war on terror, with more than half agreeing that “the US should mind its own business internationally,” the highest percentage ever recorded. READ MORE

October 2, 2014

Most law-abiding Americans are guaranteed the right to vote, but most Americans don’t vote most of the time. Of course, that’s their choice. Or is it? READ MORE

September 24, 2014

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s new government is proposing to deregulate university fees as part of a series of changes announced in the budget in May. Education Minister Christopher Pyne has said the country has a lot to learn from the American system. READ MORE

July 31, 2014

The United States needs one law on abortion, not 50 or 500. The balance between a woman’s right to an abortion and society’s interest in her fetus should not depend on where a woman happens to live, work or seek health care. READ MORE

June 17, 2014

On any given day, nearly 7 million adult Americans are under the supervision of the nation’s criminal justice systems: in prison, on probation, or on parole. That is more than 2 percent of the entire population and nearly 3 percent of the adult population. READ MORE

June 3, 2014