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Editorial

Bringing tax havens to heel

Five years after the Panama papers exposed the vast scale of offshore banking and business services via the activities of the wealth management specialist Mossack Fonseca, hundreds of billions of pounds are still being secreted away in tax havens. The leak of almost 12m documents, known as the ...

Facebook and parental controls

Facebook has become the latest company that everyone loves to hate, and internal documents stolen by an employee have become an opening to blame the social-media giant for America’s ills. The company has made mistakes, but it’s worth sorting the genuine issues from the opportunism of ...

Heartbeat bill can’t be fixed

There is no fixing Senate Bill 8 and the damage Texas has inflicted to women’s rights. Even Republican state Rep. Lyle Larson’s House Bill 99, which would provide exemptions for rape and incest survivors, is futile. It has zero chance of passage. Beyond this, Senate Bill 8 is ...

Climate change and mammoths

The late author Michael Crichton would’ve loved the scientists and entrepreneurs at Colossal, the American company that wants to repopulate the Siberian tundra with herds of woolly mammoth-like creatures, ostensibly to help combat climate change. There’s an area in the remote Russian ...

Treatment of Haitian migrants

The most important leadership skill for any administration is to be frank, direct and purposeful — to say what they mean and mean what they say. In its response to the crisis of Haitian migrants at the border, the Biden administration has misled the American people. Homeland Security ...

Pandemic of ‘hills and valleys’

From the start of the pandemic, we have used this space to pass along some of the latest science-based guidance from publications, experts and agencies worldwide. Officials have learned a lot over the past 18 months. Some of their early guidance was so naive it now seems quaint. Remember the ...