Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Opinion | The Internet Security Apocalypse You Probably Missed

This article is part of a limited-run newsletter. You can sign up here. Instead of my usual monologue, this week I’ve invited my colleague, the editorial writer Sarah Jeong, to have a conversation about the biggest story from last week that you probably missed. Charlie: Sarah, Welcome to Privacy Project ThunderDome! We had a rather […]

Opinion | A Chip in My Hand Unlocks My House. Why Does That Scare People?

Over the past few decades, microchip implant technology has moved from science fiction to reality; today hundreds of thousands of people around the world have chips or electronic transmitters inside them. Most are for medical reasons, like cochlear implants to help the deaf hear. More recently, body-modification enthusiasts and technophiles have been installing microchips in […]

Opinion | Pregnancy Kills. Abortion Saves Lives.

Pregnancy is a life-threatening condition. Women die from being pregnant. We have known that for thousands of years. They die from hemorrhage, infection, pre-eclampsia (which can lead to fatal seizures), obstructed labor, amniotic fluid embolism, thromboembolism, a ruptured uterus, retained placenta, hydatidiform mole, choriocarcinoma and many other causes that fill the obstetrics textbooks. Modern medicine […]

Fortum makes progress in talks to resolve Uniper standoff

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Fortum on Tuesday made progress in talks over cooperation with energy group Uniper, of which it owns 49.99%, shortly after activist funds stepped back from increasing pressure on the Finnish utility to seek full control. Uniper and Fortum have had a strained relationship ever since the Finnish state-owned company launched a takeover […]

Opinion | Integrating Public Schools

To the Editor: Re “In San Francisco, a Hard Lesson on Integration” (front page, April 26): The problem in San Francisco and other large cities is a paucity of good schools. As a result, no matter how hard districts try to engineer equity, there will continue to be winners and losers. Controlled-choice policies that allow […]

Opinion | Trump’s Plan to Pardon War Criminals: ‘Unpardonable’

To the Editor: Re “The President and His Power to Pardon” (editorial, May 20): Although President Trump seems to surprise us each day after we thought he had already reached the nadir of possible presidential behavior, his anticipated pardons of horrific war criminals may eclipse even his worst outrages to date. However, the cherry on […]

Community supports Airdrie woman facing terminal cancer diagnosis

An Airdrie family is expressing gratitude after receiving support from friends and strangers. Fifty-six-year-old Heike Heisterkamp has been diagnosed with terminal cancer and the community is rallying to help her in her final days. “It sounds so ridiculous but it’s the tiny little things, your priorities are changing,” Heike said. “You don’t fight about things […]

Opinion | Anti-Abortion and Pro-Trump Are Two Sides of the Same Coin

Two weeks ago, Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia signed a “fetal heartbeat” bill that bans abortions after six weeks. It is effectively a total ban, since most people who are pregnant won’t know it until sometime between the fourth and seventh weeks. Last week, Gov. Kay Ivey of Alabama signed the strictest abortion law in […]

Opinion | Australia Isn’t Right-Wing. It’s Cautious.

MELBOURNE, Australia — Ahead of Australia’s general election on Saturday, one party had campaigned on the idea that politics and the economy were rigged in favor of the elites. It attacked its opponent relentlessly for siding with the “top end of town.” It insisted that things needed to be shaken up to stop serving multinational […]