With many democracies polarized in their national politics, the recent elections of reformist and nontraditional mayors reflect a trend toward cities as the best model of governance. The key: Local communities can better build trust.
Presidential candidates play to the perception of job insecurity, but new data analysis shows the US has ‘the most secure job market in the past 20 years.’
Who was really behind a decision to ban Russian track-and-field athletes from the Summer Games over doping? Clean athletes who want sports to reflect a fair test of transcending human limits.
A roundup of global commentary for the June 20, 2016 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the June 20, 2016 weekly magazine.
Helping the victims of Islamic State, from the Yazidis to the families in Orlando, is a life-affirming way to counter the militant group’s notion of violence as a path to salvation.
The UN’s new focus on preventive diplomacy is sorely needed in a country facing an acute political crisis, a fallen economy, and too many armed groups that could trigger violence.
Educational inequality can be reduced if more public schools help teachers better engage with the families of students. Congress must assist by funding its own educational mandate.
After the nightclub shooting by an Islamic State follower, people in Orlando respond in ways that show how the radical group can be defeated in Iraq and Syria.
Two decades ago, the mental momentum in Europe seemed fully in favor of greater unity. Now it's stalled. Will 'Brexit' reverse it?
A roundup of global commentary for the June 13, 2016 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the June 13, 2016 weekly magazine.