This week's round-up of commentaries covers Malala winning the Nobel Peace Prize, why the annexation of Crimea is hurting the Russian economy, the rise in government cyber surveillance in South Korea, African Union's new response force, and why Muslims shouldn't have to apologize for extremists.
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.
Letters to the Editor for Oct. 20, 2014 weekly magazine:Berlet: Renewable energy won't solve the world's energy problems. Soule: Low minimum wages and a growing income gap are putting pressure on the economy.
New Jersey tries to lure young people hooked on digital video games of skill to wager on those games. Other states should ignore this desperate pursuit to tap games of merit as a way to revive an industry built on notions of chance.
Oil-abundant nations that invest their wealth wisely for future generations may not mind the big drop in oil prices. Countries with corrupt, authoritarian rulers may be exposed by the drop in revenue.
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.
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.