Sunday, June 26, 2016

analysis | What is “passporting” and why is it so important to the UK after Brexit?

Papers, please.

No Exit signs at St Pancras station in London. Credit: Author, 2014

The British financial industry, hammered by the country’s momentous decision to leave the European Union after Thursday’s referendum, faces continued uncertainty over the “passporting” arrangements between a newly separated UK and the EU. The future of British trade hangs in the balance, with the financial sectors calling for swift clarification on the country’s new political and financial relationship with the trading bloc.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

news | Media roundup on Brexit: politics and education

The UnTied Kingdom.

Credit: author

In a historic vote on Thursday, the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, causing panic in worldwide markets and a sea change in British politics. The end of Britain's 43-year relationship with the European Union shocked the world, shrouding the entire continent's future in uncertainty. Here's what you may have missed.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

opinion | Security through obscurity: hiding the unpleasant through bad writing

Verbal camouflage.

In his aptly named seminal book, “On Writing Well,” William Zinsser extolls the virtues of simplified, well-crafted prose. He crusades against the cloudy and the obtuse, which is used to both hide inadequacies and inflate the importance of people in power. “Clutter,” he writes, “is the disease of American writing.”

The State of New York might want to see a doctor.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

news | Activists rally for nuclear-free statewide clean energy plan

A rally held after a public hearing of the renewable energy proposal in lower Manhattan. Credit: Author

Some want nuclear power gone with the wind.

NEW YORK – Local environmental groups met at the corner of Church and Vesey streets on Tuesday to call for a clearer vision of New York State’s renewable energy proposal. The rally, held shortly after a public hearing, attracted about fifty people including citizen activists and members of environmental groups.