Tag Archives | Yesterday

Los Angeles Times loses another editor

The Los Angeles Times has lost another editor. The resignation of Russ Stanton after four years was announced yesterday. He will leave on 23 December. He is the fourth editor in a row – after John Carroll, Dean Baquet and James O’Shea – to leave amid demands for job cuts. “It’s kind of a tradition […]

Gingrich-Huntsman debate: no news, just snooze

If the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates had been as insipid and smug as yesterday’s self-styled copy – a debate between Newt Gingrich and Jon Huntsman – slavery would probably still be legal in America. In reality the long-winded discussion in New Hampshire between the two 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls was more like a warm bath than […]

African Group Narrows Focus in Durban

African delegates at United Nations climate talks in South Africa have narrowed their focus on two key priorities, as time runs out for negotiators to agree on any major deals to combat climate change. The African Group at the COP17 climate conference is continuing to push for a second commitment period to the Kyoto Protocol, […]

Over two million UK public sector workers strike

December 2, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis Over two million UK public sector workers strike By Julie Hyland 01 Dec 2011 Over two million public sector workers took part yesterday in a 24-hour strike against the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government’s attack on their pensions. The largest national walk-out for more than 30 years involved members of 37 […]

US Dept of Defense

November 21, 2011 by legitgov ShareThis US Dept of Defense – Senate Committee Considers Special Operations Nominee 21 Nov 2011 The Senate Armed Services Committee met yesterday to consider President Barack Obama’s nominee for assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low intensity conflict. If confirmed by the Senate, Michael R. Sheehan will advise […]

GOP presidential debate in South Carolina

7.20pm: If you really want a fair fight with a referee and a clear winner, then you are wasting your time following tonight’s debate. What you really want is the Manny Pacquiao versus Juan Manuel Márquez fight in Vegas tonight. And my colleague Steve Busfield is doing the live blow-by-blow here. 7.15pm ET: So after […]