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Coal and corruption

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Juan Pablo Perez Alfonso, one of the founders of Opec, once compared the world’s fossil-fuel use to “drowning in the devil’s excrement.”

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Qatar’s jihad

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Qatar may be tiny, but it is having a major impact across the Arab world. By propping up violent jihadists in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond, while supporting the United States in its fight against them, this gas-rich speck of a country—the world’s wealthiest in per capita terms—has transformed itself from a regional gadfly into an international rogue elephant.

Posted: October 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Criminalizing consent?

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Canada’s Parliament is debating a new antiprostitution bill. Entitled the “Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act,” the proposed legislation would criminalize the purchase of “sexual services.”

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The battle cry of the nonoppressed

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Nobody should be surprised that Scotland’s recent referendum on independence left the United Kingdom intact.

Posted: October 10th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The lost donkeys of science

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The biblical story of Saul finding his kingdom by chance while searching for his father’s lost donkeys offers an important lesson for scientists. Instead of defining our research objectives narrowly, we must open our minds to completely different and more exciting discoveries that may be lurking at the periphery of our field of view.

Posted: October 9th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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