Category: Views


Drawing the line on conscientious objections for health professionals

(Getty Images/iStockphoto) January 21 at 7:27 PM The new conscience and religious freedom protections from the Department of Health and Human Services are disingenuous and unethical [“Conscience protection for health workers,” front page, Jan. 19]. As a medical student in New York in 1980, I was assigned to a hospital prison ward where I treated a […]

EDITORIAL: Threat to Indonesian press – Editorial

Gone is the New Order regime that was characterized by, among other things, the government’s control, if not suppression, of the press. But press freedom in the country remains a tricky, slippery issue despite the return of democracy nearly 20 years ago. The Press Council, an independent institution founded under the 1966 Press Law to […]

Government shutdowns are the new normal and ‘compromise’ means traitor

Stan Collender, Opinion contributor Published 1:32 p.m. ET Jan. 21, 2018 | Updated 3:58 p.m. ET Jan. 21, 2018 CLOSE A government shutdown could have an impact on everything from your passport application to those beloved Panda cams. USA TODAY Politicians now use shutdowns to show they’ll go the mat to deliver on what they […]

Government shutdown: Other views

What people are saying about President Trump and Democratic and Republican leaders: Other views USA TODAY Thomas Hicks Jr., The Hill : “Never before in American history has a major political party put the interests of lawbreaking foreign nationals ahead of the interests of law abiding Americans. Yet that is exactly what the Democrats have done […]

Jordan Urges Pence to 'Rebuild Trust' After Jerusalem Pivot

It posed a dilemma for Abdullah, who is a staunch U.S. ally, but also derives his political legitimacy in large part from the Hashemite dynasty's role as guardian of a key Muslim site in Jerusalem. … Palestinians view Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital as a blatantly one-sided move. Source

Large Crowd Greets Cliven and Ryan Bundy in Sanders County

News & Features ‘Freedom and Property’ rally one of Bundy’s first public appearances after being released from jail By Justin Franz // Jan 21, 2018 PARADISE — Cliven and Ryan Bundy, father and son cattle ranchers who made national headlines during two separate standoffs with federal law […]

Tsvangirai captured? – Bulawayo24 News

With the MDC being consumed by succession wars that have been triggered by Morgan Tsvangirai’s ill health, our chief writer Fungi Kwaramba sat down with the opposition party’s spokesperson Obert Gutu to get his views on issues affecting the party, below are excerpts from the interview. Q: How is the MDC faring in light of […]

Global Female Empowerment Marches Enter Second Day

The 2017 rally in Washington, D.C., and hundreds of similar marches, created solidarity for those opposing Trump's views, words and actions. Millions of people around the world marched during last year's rallies. Participants on Saturday talked about the news avalanche of politics and gender issues in … Source

Trump’s Hard-Line Israel Position Exports U.S. Culture War Abroad

Within a foreign policy otherwise characterized by its haphazardness, the Trump administration has pursued one issue with single-minded intentionality: the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. President Trump’s actions have consistently expressed a particularly American notion of being “pro-Israel.” But it is one rooted less in the conflict itself than in the United States’ own culture wars. Bitter debates […]