New book invokes memories of Old English

May 15, 2022 11:25 a.m. ET A manuscript of “Beowulf” from c. 1000 AD in the British Library in London. Photo: Getty Images Thank you for one of your wonderful book reviews. On your pages, I find books that other more “trendy” reviewers largely ignore. This one, “The Wordhord” by Hana Videen, reviewed by Henry … Read more

New book invokes memories of Old English

Thank you for one of your wonderful book reviews. On your pages, I find books that other more “trendy” reviewers largely ignore. This one, “The Wordhord” by Hana Videen, reviewed by Henry Hitchings (Bookshelf, May 9), reminds me of when I started as a doctoral student at Cornell in 1960. We were to take a … Read more

I urge our UK partners not to scrap the Northern Ireland Protocol

Ireland and the UK are co-guarantors of the Good Friday Agreement, which has ensured almost 25 years of peace and security in Northern Ireland. Ireland and the UK have worked closely together to achieve successive milestones in the peace process, including the Anglo-Irish Accord under Margaret Thatcher and the Downing Street Declaration under John Major. … Read more

No food safety without healthy plants

Rome – As the world marks the first International Plant Health Day (IDPH), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has called for more investment in plant health. innovation in an area crucial to strengthening food security and transforming the way our food is produced, delivered and consumed. “On this first-ever International … Read more

Armchair Bank of Canada critics like Pierre Poilievre should stick to football

The Bank of Canada (BoC) has rarely been so criticized as it is today. The Bank of Canada sets the interest rates which determine the cost of borrowing. And it pumps money into a stalled economy to get it going again, or pulls money back to keep the economy from overheating. The bank is now … Read more

These electric shocks are just a taste of what Albany has in store

New Yorkers still reeling from last winter’s higher electricity bills should now expect summer prices to be 12% higher than last year. And the pain will only keep coming, thanks to the state’s insane energy plans. Con Edison just told customers in New York and Westchester that summer bill hikes could be “in the range” … Read more

Obscene New York Legislature Hostage Over Mayor’s Control of Schools

With just weeks left in the legislative session, state lawmakers are torturing Mayor Eric Adams by hijacking the renewal of the mayor’s control over the city’s public schools, which is now set to expire on June 30. . Chaos would ensue if the city were to actually reinstate the old board of education, potentially ousting … Read more

Los Angeles mayoral candidates and the power of wealth

POV: Los Angeles mayoral candidates and the power of wealth The Los Angeles mayoral race highlights a troubling trend in politics – not just in Los Angeles, but across the country. Hear General Manager Bill Lamb talk about his latest take. There are several good and accomplished candidates in the Los Angeles mayoral race, including … Read more

Medicine can fight disparities without compromising standards

May 11, 2022 1 p.m. ET An exam room at a community medical clinic in Maryland. Photo: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News In “Keep Politics Out of the Doctor’s Office” (April 19 editorial), Stanley Goldfarb writes that medical schools are lowering admission standards for racial reasons and that medical science studies are also degraded. That’s wrong at … Read more

The Growing Attacks on Cops and Other Commentary

Police Beaten: Growing Attacks on Cops According to data from the Fraternal Order of Police, the number of US law enforcement officers ‘shot in the line of duty this year through May 1’ reached 123, an increase of 35 % compared to 2021, reports Charles Lain Lehman of the City Journal. “Long-term data also suggests … Read more