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Open Letter to Christine LaGarde

Kenneth Jeyaretnam | Posted 08.29.2012 | World
Kenneth Jeyaretnam

By dismissing the basic issues of transparency and accountability in countries like Singapore in favor of political expediency, you risk creating greater problems for the global economy in the future

SINGapore: Once Heard, Can't Be Unheard

Kirsten Han | Posted 08.14.2012 | Comedy
Kirsten Han

These songs have become inevitable parts of the average Singaporean existence, and although they may not always succeed in inspiring the oomph and patriotism that they set out to achieve, one thing's for sure: it's always good for a laugh. Or at least a facepalm.

Midway: 70th Anniversary of One of History's Most Pivotal Battles Came in Midst of Obama's Big Strategic Pivot to the Pacific

William Bradley | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Despite the lack of a glamorous locale, Midway was absolutely central to our past and present. And the big geopolitical pivot, again centered on the Pacific, now underway looks to be central to our future.

PARANORMAL PIG: This Pig Can Supposedly Pick The Winners Of Soccer Games

AP | CHRIS LEHOURITES | Posted 08.07.2012 | Weird News

WARSAW, Poland -- With a pig in Kiev, an elephant in Krakow and now, believe it or not, a ferret in Kharkiv, sports prognosticating has truly gone wil...

Singaporean Street Artist Arrested for Vandalism

Kirsten Han | Posted 08.06.2012 | Arts
Kirsten Han

A Singaporean street artist has been identified by authorities as a vandal and arrested. If convicted, she could receive up to three years' imprisonment or a S$2000 fine.

As Yale's Blunder Deepens, Singapore Bares Its Teeth

Jim Sleeper | Posted 08.05.2012 | College
Jim Sleeper

The Singapore venture has compromised Yale deeply not because Singapore is such an evil place in the larger scheme of things, but because Yale itself has been led so crudely, cluelessly, and prematurely into this place where it need not have gone.

PHOTOS: 10 Great Spots To Celebrate The Queen's Jubilee

Oyster | Posted 07.29.2012 | Travel

There's really nothing more English than afternoon tea, and so in honor of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee this June, we've rounded up some of our favorite spots to indulge -- in London and the Commonwealth.

This Sci Fi Device Could One Day Be Real

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 05.25.2012 | Technology

Tractor beams, a common theme in science fiction fantasy, may one day become science fact. Researchers at Singapore’s Agency for Science, Technology...

So Eduardo Saverin Wants to Be a Singapore Citizen?

Kirsten Han | Posted 07.14.2012 | World
Kirsten Han

Honestly, whether Saverin becomes a Singapore citizen or not makes very little difference to the average Singaporean. His life here is so vastly different from ours that he might as well be living on Mars.

Facebook's Saverin Has a New Conservative Fan Base

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Jeanette Cajide

Mr. Saverin has been getting a lot of hate for this move to lower his tax bill, but he has also received a lot of praise, surprisingly from America's real patriots, the conservative base.

Between Sun And Sea On Singapore's Sentosa Island

Monique Stringfellow | Posted 07.02.2012 | Travel
Monique Stringfellow

After breakfast, we steered clear of the macaque monkeys that had gathered on the patio in the hopes that hotel guests would share their croissants.

An Open Letter to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of Singapore

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 04.24.2012 | World
Thor Halvorssen

We request that your government reconsider its travel ban on Dr. Chee and, in the spirit of human rights, allow him to leave Singapore for four days to participate in the Oslo Freedom Forum.

Will Yale's Alumni Rescue Liberal Education at Yale?

Jim Sleeper | Posted 06.11.2012 | College
Jim Sleeper

Yale-NUS graduates will get a "warm" welcome when they impress their business clients over dinner at the elegant Yale Club of New York and when, grateful for this access of grace, they respond to Yale's fundraising appeals. This is all that counts.

A Small But Solid Victory for Liberal Education

Jim Sleeper | Posted 06.06.2012 | College
Jim Sleeper

The Yale-NUS college train has left the station, according to this spin, and while some dissidents may have hoped to derail it by dancing a dance of protest, those who understand how the world really works will now get on with doing that work.

Thomas Friedman, the Singapore Model, and the Palestinians

Dr. Josef Olmert | Posted 06.04.2012 | World
Dr. Josef Olmert

Thomas Friedman today discussed one of his favorite subjects, the "Arab awakening," which he did not predict in his extensive writing about the Middle East, and yet knew, from its very beginning, how it would affect the future there, in particular the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Hosting Startup Party

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.04.2012 | Small Business

When Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in Manhattan's Flatiron District re-opened in January, there were a slew of stars and celebrities there to celebrate, includ...

On That JetBlue Captain Mayhem

Christine Negroni | Posted 05.28.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

This story strikes me as terribly tragic and eerily reminiscent of what happened to a friend of mine, an experienced airline pilot.

PHOTOS: Singapore Plans Futuristic New Cruise Terminal

Posted 03.20.2012 | Travel

Singapore is spending $400 million on a new International Cruise Terminal that will increase its capacity to host visiting ships. The new terminal, wh...

How Yale's Singapore Venture Imperils Liberal Education

Jim Sleeper | Posted 05.16.2012 | Education
Jim Sleeper

Liberal education probably couldn't survive without markets and states, but Yale's Richard Levin should be reminded that, in effect, in a liberal capitalist republic like ours, markets and states can't survive without liberal education.

When Your Job Plan Isn't Part of Your Family's Plan

Karin Kamp | Posted 04.27.2012 | Women
Karin Kamp

"We can't live out our own dreams by following our parent's passions."

How Saving the Oceans Can Feed the World

Ted Danson | Posted 04.24.2012 | Green
Ted Danson

By restoring and strengthening natural marine systems, we can help feed people far into the future. It's a win/win situation. We simply need to put in place smart, low-cost, science-based policies on national levels that protect wild fish.

Ask Airfarewatchdog: Your Airline Conundrums Answered

George Hobica | Posted 04.24.2012 | Travel
George Hobica

Answering an interesting question about frequent flyer miles -- and is China really worth a trip?

PHOTOS: The 12 Most Memorable Hotel Pools In The World

BootsnAll | Posted 08.10.2012 | Travel

Take a mental break from whatever you're doing to peruse the gorgeous pictures of these amazing hotel pools.

AGAIN? Abercrombie & Fitch To Close 180 U.S. Stores By 2015

Alice Hines | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

Abercrombie & Fitch, the Ohio-based teen retailer, plans to close 180 of its U.S. stores by 2015, CEO Mike Jeffries told analysts on a conference call...

Migrants Struggle in the Shadows of Asia's Rising Tide of Inequality

Michelle Chen | Posted 04.16.2012 | World
Michelle Chen

In both the "developed" and "developing" worlds," migrants' labor struggles are deepened by social alienation. In Malaysia, exploitation of Filipino and Indonesian migrants is rampant in sectors such as domestic work.