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Editorial

More instability in Afghanistan

The suicide attack on a mosque in Kunduz last week, killing at least 50 people, all of them from Afghanistan’s persecuted Shia minority, is a grave reminder that the conflict in the country is far from over. The Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K), the Afghanistan-based arm of the terrorist ...

Unplugging has benefits

A recent break from internet, television and phone service has left us pondering the pace and immediacy of this hyper-connected world we live in. Not long after returning from a week unplugged, we had to apply the brakes for a man in Kihei who was so intent on texting while walking down the ...

The danger of political theater

Congratulations to Congress for avoiding economic catastrophe for another month or so. The Senate voted Thursday night to increase the nation’s debt limit by $480 billion, and the House is expected to do the same. That’s just enough money to pay America’s bills until Dec. 3, when Congress ...

Election lie is dangerous

Elected officials lead us simply because of their positions — we have chosen them to do so. They lead by policy-making, they lead with the tone they set and the issues they choose to pursue. This editorial is a plea for these leaders of both parties to come together and tell the American ...

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 ...