Societies condone behaviors in some of their leaders that in other leaders would be condemned.
What happened here is not that guns killed people. A bad man with a history of violence was allowed to roam free, warning signs were ignored and government bungled.
Where else but the U.S. could a teleshopping channel come up with the idea of bringing a gun shop right into everyone's living room? Convenient gun buying on TV – that's just one of the excesses the gun nuts in America have produced.
Atrocities like the one in San Bernardino also bring out the worst and the best [Read more]
Washington pays lip service to supporting the rule of law in China, but when it comes to helping Chinese anti-corruption efforts, it has done little to help.
This New York Times editorial has been written under the influence of specific prejudices and is in sheer contradiction to the facts.
The United States Congress generally does not have a hard time agreeing on defense spending, largely because its members are convinced that increasing the funds of the Pentagon allows it to better answer to the challenges of safety. But The New York Times believes that this time, it's harder to come up with a general [Read more]