Both the federal government and states are looking at ways to reduce the practice, which a UN agency has called a form of torture.
A study of earlier immigrants from Syria finds them ‘doing very well’ and should ease concerns about recent refugees.
"Creative destruction" is normal in a capitalist economy, but it is rarely easy on the individuals, families, and communities affected by it.
A roundup of global commentary for the Dec. 19, 2016 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the Dec. 19, 2016 weekly magazine.
The two countries agreed on a move toward resolving a territorial dispute by first focusing on a common goal : joint development. If it works, the agreement may be a model for similar disputes in Asia.
As more details emerge about Russian hacking during the 2016 election, the US must be careful about resorting to retaliation. The world needs agreements that lessen the fear of cyberwarfare.
President Duterte’s support of vigilante killings of anyone suspected of drugs has not only brought demands for due process of law but more attention to the best solution: more concern for the healing of addicts.
As North Korea becomes more dangerous, a fresh approach is needed to end this nuclear threat. Sanctions and threats have yet to work. Perhaps the US can reach the North Korean people with a message of hope.
Real conversations – in person – are still needed for understanding, especially for world leaders. Donald Trump’s tweets, such as those about China, are no substitute for meaningful dialogue.
Now nearly a global event, Christmas has become contentious and commercial. Its meaning can be obscured if people feel pressure to give gifts. Yet in its popularity remains a hint of its purpose: an appreciation for a spiritual dawn.