A new 'lustration' law may be too harsh and sweeping in fingering workers in past regimes for alleged wrongdoing. Curbing corruption and potential tyranny may require some leniency toward past officials who repent.
Even as more voters become hard ideologues, the middle grows for those who want candidates who can make compromises. The politics of trench warfare needs to change.
The leader of Hong Kong admits that allowing open choice for election candidates would give too much power to the city's large population of poor people. The protests are aimed at challenging such paternalistic governance, a model China promotes to the world.
Apple's launch of its mobile payment system for stores could crack open a new market, but also show how to retain and expand customer respect for the finance industry.
Kids constantly test parents -- and often just to get a reaction. Whatever that reaction is, experts say, parental patience is essential.
US pressure on the new Shiite-led Iraqi government results in a Sunni lawmaker becoming defense minister. Such democratic unity will help Iraqi troops defeat the Islamic State.
Letters to the Editor for Oct. 27, 2014 weekly magazine:Brown: The First Amendment gives all US citizens the right to “freedom of speech," which includes political donations.Hughes: Protecting animals is a common cause.Frank: Malala Yousafzai in an inspiration because of her unrelenting advocating for girls’ right to education.