Relying heavily on anonymous sources is becoming increasingly common in modern journalism, but some people believe that this practice threatens journalistic integrity, and makes it hard to get quotes from people who are accustomed to being able to remain anonymous or off the record.
Young Sikhs in India are starting to reject ancient traditions associated with their religious faith, such as the characteristic turban. I can’t help but be sort of sad about the dilution of tradition, even if these men have sound reasons for their decisions.
Evidently, we have generously agreed to “consult” Pakistan before launching air strikes there. I’m glad to hear that we treat sovereign nations with whom we are not at war with such respect! Meanwhile, anti-American sentiment in Pakistan is on the rise, as is the belief that the Taliban doesn’t pose a significant threat.
The United States isn’t the only nation to fail to provide mental health services to returning veterans. In Australia, the Ministry of Defence is under attack for slacking on the job, with many veterans themselves calling for reform and better psychological services.
Evidently, the Governator is alienating many members of the Republican party, which is nothing new, except that with an election rapidly approaching, they’re starting to go on the offensive.