These senseless bombings show a desperate Islamic State, which can only win if it provokes a hasty overreaction.
Traditionally a president’s choice has been given some deference; now politics rules.
Rep. Lamar Smith (R) of Texas takes issue with how the Monitor characterizes his views on climate science and for failing to include context about the House Science Committee's hearing and NOAA's budget.
A bipartisan ‘pilgrimage’ by members of the US Congress yields lessons in forgiveness.
From Southeast Asia to Latin America, past conflicts -- conflicts that once consumed the world's attention -- have been overcome. Today's will be as well.
Letters to the editor for the March 21, 2016 weekly magazine.
A roundup of global commentary for the March 21, 2016 weekly magazine
In designating Islamic State as having committed genocide against Yazidis, Christians, and others, the US helps the world seek more ways to end this most heinous of crimes.
A historic moment may have been reached in 2014-15 as carbon pollution did not go up even as the global economy did. This decoupling of emissions from prosperity is cause for gratitude.
The Trump campaign presents a fear of Muslims that does not hold up in a new poll of American Muslims.
From Brazil to Mexico, a rising middle class is driving efforts to ensure honest governance, reflecting a global trend toward ‘ethical universalism.’
As gambling on the men’s collegiate basketball finals has grown, the NCAA is now promoting the ‘brackets.’ Amateur sports does not need the taint of corrosive gambling.
Citizens can deter confrontation at campaign events by being peaceful themselves toward political opponents. Democracy, after all, was invented to resolve differences without violence.