Tuesday, January 5, 2010


They say it's America's best airport

And what a view!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009


Did Obama bow too low?

Jotman takes out his protractor.

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Saturday, October 3, 2009


Segway: doomsday machine?

The Segway symbolizes everything that is wrong with the American economy.

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Friday, October 2, 2009

Burma is not Vietnam 

Live-blogging Senator Jim Webb's hearing on US-Burma relations

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Monday, September 28, 2009

Second anniversary of Burma protests

Protest leader U Pan Cher  helped to lead protesters on 27 September, as he had on previous days. At a safe house in Thailand, he shared his firsthand perspective concerning that ominous and decisive day.

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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Immigration policy gives US a bad name

How the government treats friendly visitors at the border.

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Perfection ain't easy to fix

Is this how Americans think?

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What do the Yellow Shirts want?

Why did PAD supporters invade a temple on the Thai-Cambodian border?

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President Obama on free speech

Would a leader of Singapore or the People's Republic of China have spoken that much differently?

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Sound gun used against Americans

This week the United States legitimated the indiscriminate use of a new kind of weapon that will empower the world's most despotic governments.

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Saturday, September 12, 2009

Yukio Hatoyama: Japan's first Russophile Prime Minister

As Japan's democracy finally grows up, its relations with Russia appear set to blossom.

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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Oil spill threatens Madagascar whales, sea life

Not only would improved regulation of the shipping industry protect fragile marine ecosystems, it offers one of the most cost-effective measures against climate change.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

12 essential items to pack for travel

What to carry if you are determined to pack light.

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A little learning is a dangerous thing

Two things Obama learned from Bush.

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Was the War on Terror politically motivated?
The War on Terror was a political bonanza for the Bush Administration. Now a top insider says a terror alert had been timed to coincide with the 2004 election.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Who still trusts Obama?
The right's long-time objection to Obama is gradually coming to be shared by the left.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The problem with General Electric's cable news network
Why a multinational corporation with financial ties to numerous industries has no business running a news network.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Global financial crisis: gift to China, authoritarians of Southeast Asia?
Some Asian societies have grown quite prosperous despite a lack of freedom and democracy. In the wake of the global crisis, will this trend continue?

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Where a bad mood can cost you your freedom or your life
A reflection on the arrest of an African American professor at Harvard.

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Who cares about bipartisanship?
Serious journalists think it matters. Does it?

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Friday, July 24, 2009

Energy and the environment: Why is innovation happening so slowly?
Today's PC costs a tiny fraction of what something similar would have cost back in 1990. What is it about the energy sector that real innovation takes so much longer?

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