10:31 am January 26, 2015 | No Comment
Pope Francis has resurrected an ancient notion that Catholic families must be big families — because they resort only to the rhythm method of contraception, which doesn’t work. It’s not called “Vatican roulette” for nothing.
12:01 pm January 21, 2015 | 5 Comments
PK's questions go to the heart of all religious beliefs that put human's notion of what God is like ahead of what true divinity might be.
6:22 pm January 18, 2015 | No Comment
In the exercise of freedom of expression, content matters. So does social context.
4:07 pm January 16, 2015 | 4 Comments
So what does a rich traffic jam vocabulary tell us about Indonesia’s changing environment?
5:08 pm January 12, 2015 | 7 Comments
as we condemn the murders of the journalists and fight to defend freedom of expression, we should never lose sight of the complexities that a plural and multicultural society presents.
2:44 pm January 11, 2015 | 73 Comments
Like the imams and the cardinals I condemn the slaughter of civilians and peace officers and feel compassion for all the victims and their families. But I can’t say, “I am Charlie Hebdo.”
4:02 pm January 4, 2015 | No Comment
To be sure, hardly anybody wins this kind of war any more. It’s too asymmetrical for the stronger side to score an absolute victory.
1:37 pm December 26, 2014 | 1 Comment
I arrived in Banda Aceh ten years ago a couple of days after the tsunami struck and devastated the city.
3:54 pm December 21, 2014 | 3 Comments
Instead of Rohingya, they’re called Bengali to pass them off as recent runaways from Bangladesh. They’re not welcome in Bangladesh. Nor anywhere else.
2:20 pm December 14, 2014 | 3 Comments
It doesn’t matter if the Bajau is Bruneian, Filipino, Indonesian or Malaysian. You sink his boat, you’ve sunk a home. Sink six and you’ve submerged a housing complex.
7:42 pm December 7, 2014 | No Comment
Think how much more can be pulled off in an administration whose second foreign policy priority is “enhancing the global role of middle power diplomacy.”
11:34 pm December 5, 2014 | 2 Comments
The sight of rippling muscles and biceps the size of a baby’s head with protruding veins is neither aesthetically pleasing nor worthy of admiration.
8:21 am December 2, 2014 | 1 Comment
Putin will be well advised to suppress his hang-ups and become less adventurous at those borders. I think the United States and its allies will welcome every good reason for lifting the sanctions that Putin can provide. The sanctions are also hurting them and creating risks.
9:21 pm November 28, 2014 | 1 Comment
Teaching is rarely the career of choice for people looking to make a decent living in this country.
3:00 pm November 23, 2014 | 2 Comments
Lack of infrastructures is a nasty economic disease. But it’s nothing that political will to invest can’t cure.
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