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.
While many Middle East countries splinter into war, Indonesia marks a democratic triumph Oct. 20. Its second popularly elected president, Joko Widodo, takes power.
The late 20th-century shift away from whale hunting to whale saving didn't just help those endangered creatures. It was an historic human leap in the direction of environmentalism.
This year’s Nobel Prize for economics hints at the need for fresh ideas to spur growth. The winner, Jean Tirole, brings a deeper look at what motivates people to invest in their future.
This week's round-up of commentaries covers protests in Hong Kong, the digital gap in Argentina's education, dangers witnesses face in Pakistan, and Liberia's reaction to US aiding in the fight against Ebola.
Letters to the Editor for Oct. 13, 2014 weekly magazine:Weeden: Just because people retire doesn't mean they can't contribute to societyMcintire: Political finance is an issue we should all be worried about
This week's round-up of commentaries covers the impact of student loans on Japan's economy, why Australians should stand against a ban on wearing burqas, the problems of being a surrogate mother in India, why Britain must stand against Internet trolls, and why Canada must join the fight against Islamic State.