Slavery and history

“Assessing the people of America’s past by today’s standards would compel us to cast the majority of our heroes as villains.” That seemed to be the line taken by Senator Tom Cotton of Arkansas last week in his opinion piece for the New York Times. It caused great outrage, the Opinion Editor had to resign, and Cotton was roundly abused for ‘defending slavery’.


Nuclear threshold game

“A glance at the history of nuclear weapons manufacture shows that all 11 countries that wished to build bombs did so within three to 10 years,” wrote Yossi Melman, intelligence and strategic affairs correspondent for Israel’s Haaretz newspaper, on Sunday. So why, he asked, has Iran failed to do it in over thirty years of trying?


A less crowded planet

If you wanted evidence that reasonably competent government – not great, not corruption-free, just not awful – produces good results in the end, here it is.


A warning from Poland

Few people outside of Poland care about the outcome of last Sunday’s presidential election there, but maybe they should. Andrzej Duda is practically a Polish clone of Donald Trump, who will also be seeking re-election less than four months from now – and Duda squeaked out a victory.


Balkan ghosts

“Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown,” says an old friend to Jack Nicholson as the mother is killed, the little girl is handed over to the bad guy and the police wash their hands of it at the end of the

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“Credit to the owner” or CTTO is one of my favorite red flags in the internet and social media. A CTTO on any social media post immediately warns me that the person sharing it was too lazy to take the

Capitol sets 8 vax days in June

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The provincial government of Negros Occidental is hopeful to achieve a 100 percent inoculation of the targeted 80 percent population of the province by initiating 8-day simultaneous vaccination activities slated next month. Provincial Health Officer Dr.

Privatization of Pulupandan port to boost local economy

The Philippine Ports Authority (PPA) sees brighter economic prospects in Negros Occidental with the recent privatization of the government’s Pulupandan port in the southern part of the province. On May 2, the PPA turned over the port management to Globalport

Dengue cases up 126 percent

BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN The Provincial Health Office (PHO) reported yesterday that dengue cases in Negros Occidental increased by 126 percent in Negros Occidental from January to May 7 this year, compared to the same period last year. PHO recorded

The reason for our hope

As we approach the end of the Easter season when we celebrate the truth of our faith that Christ is alive and has gained victory over sin and death, we are reminded of the presence and crucial role of the