George Herbert
George Herbert

International relations enthusiast, Londoner, with a taste for travel, and a slightly dodgy Afghan internet connection.

Sept. 24, 2013

You Won't Believe What This Fake iPhone Ad Got the Internet's Most Gullible People to Do

It looks like some people actually fell for an ad claiming that a software upgrade for the iPhone had literally done the impossible.

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Sept. 11, 2013

Putin's Syria Strategy Makes Obama Look Like an Amateur

With a mere five years of foreign policy experience, President Obama could learn a thing or two from the man who was mastering his trade in the KGB before the Berlin Wall came down.
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Aug. 28, 2013

Should We Attack Syria? Britain Debates Question in Parliament, While Obama Avoids U.S. Congress

Legally British PM David Cameron has even more leeway than President Obama to intervene in Syria without approval from the legislature, but he cannot risk losing parliamentary support.
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Aug. 20, 2013

Moritz Erhardt: Can Working Too Hard Kill You?

An intern with Bank of America died after allegedly working almost non-stop for three-days. This tragic incident puts the spotlight on the counter-productive impact of banks' long-hours culture.
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Aug. 14, 2013

Preventing the U.S. Airways - American Airlines Merger Will Not Help Consumers

The US Justice Department is to prevent American Airlines and US Airways merging. However, real competition will only come when foreign companies can enter the domestic aviation market.
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Aug. 7, 2013

What McDonald's and Buckingham Palace Have In Common

Zero-hour contracts are being heavily criticized by left-wingers in the U.K. as "21st century serfdom." In reality, they benefit both businesses and society's most vulnerable.

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July 16, 2013

Boris Johnson: Introducing Britain's Next Conservative Prime Minister

Despite his gaffes, the mayor of London is a political force who should not be underestimated: he is a canny political operator who has used his bumbling persona to build a huge public profile.
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July 3, 2013

Edward Snowden: Not the Hero We Wanted, But One We Needed Anyway

Edward Snowden is no hero, as his willingness to throw himself in with China and Russia reveal. However, by revealing the PRISM program he has done the world a favor.
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June 22, 2013

Bank of America Foreclosure Scandal: Customer Power, Not Regulation, Will Solve Corporate Corruption

Americans shouldn't look to government to prevent unethical behavior of the kind alleged against Bank of America in its misuse of HAMP. It is up is up to consumers to punish corrupt businesses.
June 10, 2013

Bashar Al-Assad: Intervening to Stop Assad Is Risky, But Staying Out Is Riskier

Targeted air strikes and arming of moderate rebel groups is risky. The potential for a protracted conflict with Hezbollah or the Salafists emerging as the dominant force in the end is riskier.
June 4, 2013

Anonymous News Site: Finally, the Renegade Internet Collective Enters the News Business

Anonymous isn't creating a news site. It isn't an organization, just a very successful idea. A news site identifying itself with Anonymous, just shows what a powerful brand it is.

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June 3, 2013

Camp Bastion Prison: Why the Military Shouldn't Have to Follow Civilian Law

Oversight of military detention procedures is necessary. However, if we try and force them to meet peacetime judicial standards, we will neither be serving our soldiers nor justice.
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May 28, 2013

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev: Russia's North Caucasus Are a Breeding Ground For Terrorism

Following the Boston bombings, attention has turned to Russia's violent North Caucuses region where years of conflict & misrule have created a volatile breeding ground for terrorism.
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May 24, 2013

Lee Rigby Murder Was Not an Act Of Terrorism

Drummer Lee Rigby was a soldier and was targeted because he was a soldier. So however awful the killing was, it was not an act of terrorism.
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May 23, 2013

Lee Rigby Murder: Not Even Our Failures in Iraq and Afghanistan Can Justify This

A British soldier was murdered in London on Wednesday. The attackers blamed British involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, but their real targets were our most important values.
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May 22, 2013

Tim Cook Congressional Hearing: Exploiting Tax Laws Is a Fact of Life Unless We Change the System

Sure, it's easy to get angry about Apple's moves to avoid paying taxes. But they're simply working with the system that was given to them.

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May 16, 2013

Barbara Hewson: 'Innocent Until Proven Guilty' Applies to Suspected Pedophiles Too

Barbara Hewson is right: The populist outcry in the wake of the Jimmy Savile allegations risks turning Operation Yewtree into a witch-hunt if we ignore the basic principles of justice.
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May 14, 2013

IRS Scandal: Pro-Israeli Right Wingers Were Also Targeted, But Whose Fault Is It?

Z Street claims the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigated it because it is pro-Israeli. Blame the War on Terror, not liberals.
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May 8, 2013

Nigel Farage and UKIP: Will They Convince Britons to Exit the EU?

With the choice no longer looking like one between the EU and impoverished irrelevance, many increasingly feel ready to criticize the EU’s gaping democratic deficit.