New on Facts and Opinions:

 COMMENTARY

JONATHAN MANTHORPE — International Affairs 
Beijing will outwait Hong Kongers/Poison in Afghanistan politics 

JIM MCNIVEN — Thoughtlines 
Islamic State a media creation

CHRIS WOOD — Natural Security 
Kool-Aid Economics

ARTS

BRIAN BRENNAN– Brief Encounters 
Twisting the Years Away: Chubby Checker
“They Went That-a-way”: Burt Mustin
Troubled First Lady of Country Music: Tammy Wynette
Rock ‘n’ Roll Survivor: Randy Bachman
Choreographer to the Stars: Norman Maen
From Marathon Dancing to Pop Stardom: Frankie Laine

JONATHAN LONG: War photography changed little
DEBORAH JONES: Short review: The Hundred-Foot Journey
CHARLES MANDEL: Stringer: A Reporter’s Journey

DISPATCHES  

Hong Kong’s storms threaten China’s Economy/MONEY
DAMIAN TOBIN

Swapping privacy for (real) cookies/PUBLICA
LOIS BECKETT

U.S. Financial Reform: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash
JAKE BERNSTEIN

Britain’s New World/PUBLICA
DEBORAH JONES

Scotland Decided: what the experts say/PUBLICA

The Hitchbot’s Guide to a Continent/GEO
 FRAUKE ZELLER and DAVID HARRIS SMITH

Gerontocracies rule Africa/PUBLICA
STEPHEN CHAN

ALEX SALMOND: The Independent Scot/PLAYERS
MURRAY LEITH

The haunted painting of Sir John Franklin’s ship/GEO. 
LAURA MACCULLOCH

The microbiome you (and your pets) share/SCIENCE
EMMA SAVILLE AND PENNY ORBELL

International law fails to protect journalists from savagery/PUBLICA
CARMEN DRAGHICI

Cancer catching up on heart disease and stroke/SCIENCE 
IVY SHIUE

Does Atlantic heating account for global warming hiatus?/SCIENCE
RICHARD ALLEN

Biodefence Drives Ebola Drug Development/PUBLICA 
 CHRISTOPHER DEGELING

Six Days in Ferguson: Voices from the Protests/PUBLICA 
LOIS BECKETT, PROPUBLICA

Toxins in everyday products affect fetuse/SCIENCE 
JAKE JACOBS, The Conversation

Who are the Yazidis?/GEO
CHRISTINE ALLISON

Grandmother’s reunion after Argentina’s Dirty War/JUSTICE 
LOUISE MALLINDER, The Conversation 

Toxic Tobacco Deals Burden U.S. States/MONEY
CEZARY PODKUL, ProPublica

WWI helped win British women the vote/PUBLICA 
NICOLETTA GULLACE, The Conversation

 

 
Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution. Photo by Pasu Au Yeung, Creative Commons

The size of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution is not sufficient for China to take the protest seriously, predicts Jonathan Manthorpe. Photo by Pasu Au Yeung, Creative Commons
READ: Beijing will outwait Protesters (paywall)
READ: Hong Kong’s storms threaten China’s Economy

Among the 21st century weaponry the American military is deploying against columnist Jim McNiven’s “eighth century caliphate” is the Tomahawk cruise missile. This one was launched Sept. 23 from an American warship on station in the Persian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo

Among the 21st century weaponry the American military is deploying against columnist Jim McNiven’s “eighth century caliphate” is the Tomahawk cruise missile. This one was launched Sept. 23 from an American warship on station in the Persian Gulf. U.S. Navy photo
READ: Islamic State threat a media creation


NY Financial District. Photo by Dirk Knight, Creative Commons

NY Financial District. Photo by Dirk Knight, Creative Commons
READ: Financial Reform: Secret Recordings and a Culture Clash

Stephen Harper. Photo by Greg Locke, Copyright 2014

Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper ‘s fundamentalist religious faith is quite properly his own business, writes Chris Wood. Of concern to all is his cultic faith in Old Testament economics. Photo of Stephen Harper by Greg Locke, Copyright 2014
READ: Canada’s Old Testament Economics

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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