Crowds flood Mong Kok Hong Kong to get best deals on Black Friday sales! Now that police and bailiffs have cleared the protest site because...
Music Streaming: Music Biz Liberator?
The number of people using streaming music services like Pandora, Deezer, Spotify, Rdio, and Songza has escalated in the last few years, and with music... Read more
Free Hong Kong: The Thirst for Democracy
In this episode of A Foreigner’s View of China, Ben Hedges returns to his birthplace, Hong Kong. After seeing images of the student protests on television,... Read more
The View from Canada: Money, Jobs, and a Flood of Young Adults Moving to the New West
If you’re young or have very little education, where’s the best place in the country for you to find a job and make a decent... Read more
Here’s Why the Bull Market Still Has a Lot More Room to Run
Although stocks are trading at record levels, the bull market could easily run equities up another 25 percent, even against the backdrop of slower economic... Read more
De Blasio’s Dilemma: What to Do With a Top Cop Who’s Smarter Than the Mayor?
New York first lady Chirlane McCray—if a city can have a “first lady,” as the mayor’s wife so grandly insists on styling herself—is probably right... Read more
Czechs and Slovaks Still Search for Truth and Love, 25 Years After the Velvet Revolution
The poster has been hung, in part, to mark 25 years since the Velvet Revolution, or as it is known to Slovaks, the Gentle Revolution... Read more
The Real Reason Hong Kong Never Had Full Democracy
Did Hong Kong have democracy during the 150 years it was a British colony? No, no of course it did not. So why are the... Read more
Thank the Birds and the Bees for Your Holiday Table
Rooted in gratitude for a good harvest, Thanksgiving is a day of togetherness and feasting for many Americans. It is a time to wipe the... Read more
We Can All Be 21St-Century Scientists
Our ancestors may not have called themselves “citizen scientists” or organized to collect data for scientific inquiry, but they were keen observers of the natural... Read more
Away From the Front Line, Ukraine Protest Sparked Civic Revolution
It has been a year since civil unrest first started to erupt in Ukraine. And while the country is still riven by turmoil, the movement... Read more
Obama’s Legacy in the Gulf: Despite Disgruntlement, US Remains Indispensable
To Saudi Arabia and its Arab partners of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), the United States in six years of Barack Obama’s presidency has become... Read more
Can Nidaa Tounes Party Lead Tunisia?
Tunisia will hold its first presidential elections on Sunday, Nov. 23. Main candidates include former Interim Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi of the Nidaa Tounes... Read more
Obama Holds Upper Hand on Immigration: Analysis
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican... Read more
The Cult of Kiddie Danger
The Richland, WA, school district is phasing out swings on its playgrounds. As the district’s spokesman recently told KEPR TV: “It’s just really a safety issue... Read more
Is the Obama Presidency Over?
Is the Obama presidency over? This has been the burning question on the lips of many Washington DC pundits and beltway insiders in the wake... Read more
Why Finland’s Kids Often Top League Tables
When looking at large-scale international studies and comparisons of education systems worldwide, everyone’s always talking about Finland. Finland seems to set the benchmark for education... Read more