"If we were in that objective frame of mind, we would easily see that a freedom culture requires separation of the spiritual from the secular."
Clearly, Aida Greenbury tried to defend Asia Pulp and Paper's "commitment to sustainability" by attacking the credibility of environmental groups, particularly Greenpeace, simply because she could not defend her company's destructive practices ("Greens tear into paper producers," Opinion, Aug. 17).
President Obama has revealed his true nature. After 20 months in the Oval Office, he still remained a largely unknown figure. A picture is coming into focus now, and it should trouble all Americans. It is widely known that Mr. Obama is a post-national progressive. Yet he is also a cultural Muslim who is promoting an anti-American, pro-Islamic agenda.
Coral that survived the 2004 tsunami is now dying at one of the fastest rates ever recorded because of a dramatic rise in water temperatures off northwestern Indonesia, conservationists said, warning Wednesday that the threat extends to other reefs across Asia.
Muslims around the world see the ground zero mosque debate raging in the U.S. as a litmus test of American tolerance, and generally appreciate President Obama's involvement.
Under environmental disguises, industry and labor unions are running parallel campaigns with environmentalists seeking to roll back free trade. For years, "green" groups have been pushing for environmental trade restrictions in developed countries such as the United States. Carbon tariffs, forestry import bans and certification requirements on the origin of products have become regular fixtures of environmentalists' demands.
While the world focuses on the rise of China, the most important story of the early 21st century goes untold: the ascendance of democratic powers to positions of regional and even global prominence.
The most activist nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) try to apply universal standards and unwavering timelines to every geography on the planet, to every company and every population, regardless of the stage of growth and development in which an economy finds itself. "Progress" is always dismissed as being too little. One moral standard and a single cultural behavior are expected, without regard to the diversity of people and rules of independent sovereign nations.
A list of countries considering BlackBerry bans over security concerns with data routed abroad: