Phone-hacking charges seen as chill on British journalism "To many in Britain, the prosecutors’ decision to lay criminal charges against eight of the most prominent figures in British tabloid journalism over the past decade was a dramatic step toward exacting accountability for the tangled web of wrongdoing in Rupert Murdoch’s London newsrooms."
The fog of civil war "There is an even deeper division opening up in Syria that has been overlooked because of the difficulties of reporting the conflict. It is the division between the activists and rebels who are hammering away at the Assad regime and those who simply want a quiet life - regardless of who is in government."
The influence of Eugene Kaspersky "But that is the paradox of Eugene Kaspersky: a close associate of the autocratic Putin regime who is charged with safeguarding the data of millions of Americans; a supposedly-retired intelligence officer who is busy today revealing the covert activities of other nations; a vital presence in the open and free Internet who doesn't want us to be too free."
Greenland ice sheet melted at unprecedented rate in 2012 "The rapid melting over just four days was captured by three satellites. It has stunned and alarmed scientists, and deepened fears about the pace and future consequences of climate change. Scientists admitted the satellite data was so striking they thought at first there had to be a mistake."
Is America crazy? Ten reasons it might be "Call it what you want, the upshot is the same: a failure to look reality in the eye and deal with it on a sensible, empirical basis."