From India to Indonesia, more leaders are reducing fuel subsidies, and not only for economic reasons. Doing so also helps reduce inequality, curb carbon pollution, and free up money to directly aid the poor.
The NBA commissioner wants Congress to allow sports gambling. The NHL commissioner does not. In this contest, merit-based sports must win, not the belief in luck.
This week's round-up of commentaries covers the disappearance of 43 students in Mexico, why Burkina Faso points to a new democracy in Africa, banning non-Muslims to say Allah, China's investment in Afghanistan's future, and why shopping malls don't constitute economic development.
Letters to the Editor for Nov. 17, 2014 weekly magazine:Barnshaw: Increasing the amount of renewable energy will push down the price.Aeschbach: We must work toward creating a secular Israel where all religious and nonreligious people have equal rights.
Europe's landing of the Philae probe on a comet from the Rosetta orbiter reflects not only a remarkable feat, it also shows why nations use space exploration to spur Earth-bound inspiration and innovation.
In a surprise, China and the US sign four agreements – on climate, trade, military, and visas – that signal a breakthrough in embracing common values. For China, this is a huge change from not accepting the universality of values.