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May 25, 2016 State Department email audit faults Hillary Clinton

QUOTE: Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, an independent audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff “the matter was not to be discussed further.”

Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
Nov 02, 2013 The grabbing hand of the law: How prosecutors seize the assets of the innocent

QUOTE: Under “civil forfeiture”, however, it can grab first and ask questions later. Property can be seized merely on the suspicion that it has been involved in a crime. Citizens have no right to a swift hearing. For a small business, that can be fatal.

Oct 19, 2013 Scientific research has changed the world. Now it needs to change itself

QUOTE: Too many of the findings that fill the academic ether are the result of shoddy experiments or poor analysis (see article). A rule of thumb among biotechnology venture-capitalists is that half of published research cannot be replicated. Even that may be optimistic.

Feb 04, 2013 Match-fixing threatens 'integrity of football in Europe'

QUOTE: Recent match-fixing scandals have centered on South Korea and South Africa, but Europol believes the highest levels of the game are now no longer safe with alleged corruption in two Champions League matches discovered, including one played in England, with 680 games in all being probed across the globe. "This is the work of a suspected organized crime syndicate based in Asia and operated with criminal networks around Europe,"

CNN (Cable News Network)
Feb 12, 2012 Malaysia deports Saudi journalist Hamza Kashgari

QUOTE: Malaysian authorities have deported a Saudi journalist accused of insulting the Prophet Muhammad in a tweet. Police confirmed to the BBC that Hamza Kashgari was sent back to Saudi Arabia on Sunday despite protests from human rights groups.

British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Jan 16, 2012 Consumer Reports: Brand-name drugs can be far more costly but no more effective

QUOTE: Just 5 percent of patients learn about the price of prescribed drugs during the doctor visit, according to a survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center. But many expensive brand-name medications have equally effective counterparts that cost far less.

Washington Post
Apr 19, 2011 Freedom on the Net 2011

QUOTE: A large number of governments are also engaging in deliberate efforts to block access to information related to politics, social issues, and human rights.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Jul 15, 2010 An hour of work: What is it worth?

QUOTE: This week lawmakers in Hong Kong are debating if the city should institute its first-ever minimum wage. Most other parts of the world, including mainland China, have enacted laws requiring companies pay employees above a certain amount on an hourly, daily or monthly basis. However, despite calls dating from more than a decade ago to establish a minimum wage here, Hong Kong still has no pay floor.

CNN (Cable News Network)
Apr 08, 2010 Copyright and wrong: Why the rules on copyright need to return to their roots

QUOTE: The notion that lengthening copyright increases creativity is questionable, however. Authors and artists do not generally consult the statute books before deciding whether or not to pick up pen or paintbrush.

Nov 19, 2009 The rot spreads: Corporate crime is on the rise

QUOTE: THE recession has taken its toll on morals as well as profits.

Nov 19, 2009 Democracy under threat: Congo's constitution

QUOTE: In the past three years the 38-year-old president [of Congo, Joseph Kabila] has shown increasingly little interest in living up to the democratic promise that impressed the West when he won at the polls in 2006.

Oct 22, 2009 Shut up or be sued: Eastern Europe's media woes

QUOTE: The 2009 World Press Freedom index, compiled by Reporters Without Borders, a media watchdog, rates most eastern EU members a lot worse this year than in 2008...

Oct 08, 2009 Lexington: Of debt and deadbeats

QUOTE: Arthur Brooks, the head of the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think-tank, feels that the real culture war in America today is not about gay marriage or abortion, divisive though those issues are, but about capitalism.

Oct 08, 2009 Chinese history textbooks: The fragility of truth

QUOTE: SCHOOL textbooks in China have a habit of bending the truth, to suit Communist Party dogma or to reinforce moral messages. Rarely does anyone challenge them. Exams require rote learning, and children are not encouraged to question received wisdom.

Oct 01, 2009 Muzzling the messengers: Italy and the free press (Part 1 of 3)

QUOTE: Not since Mussolini’s time has an Italian government’s interference with the media been more blatant or alarming.

Sep 24, 2009 Schumpeter: The pedagogy of the privileged

QUOTE: This has been a year of sackcloth and ashes for the world’s business schools. Critics have accused them of churning out jargon-spewing economic vandals. Many professors have accepted at least some of the blame for the global catastrophe.

Sep 17, 2009 Maligned, or misaligned?: Executive pay

QUOTE: Investors frequently reap nothing but frustration when they seek to restrain the financial aspirations of corporate bosses.

Sep 17, 2009 A vicious intolerance: Homophobia in Jamaica

QUOTE: Openly gay people [in Jamaica] must contend with the constant fear of violence.

Sep 10, 2009 Big Brother bosses: Employers spying on staff

QUOTE: Companies have long kept a close eye on employees to maintain productivity and guard against theft. But the economic downturn has prompted some to redouble their efforts—and advances in technology have given them the means.

Sep 09, 2009 South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson shouts, 'You lie' at Obama

QUOTE: Outburst came when Obama denied health care plan covered illegal immigrants.

CNN (Cable News Network)

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