Readers write about California's crops, why South Africa turned away the Dalai Lama, school security since Columbine, and foster care.
Readers write about the US ban on assault weapons, carbon taxes, the "tea party" protests, and why the US should maintain its current policy toward Taiwan.
Ten years later, we are still confusing athletic success with the moral and intellectual kind.
Readers write about torture and North Korea.
Readers write about freedom of religious speech, why the US should end the Cuba embargo, Somali piracy, using the Web for news, and why the US can learn from Canadian schools.
Economic blame, Cuba, and Chávez, challenge new US-Latin American relations.
Today's difficulties won't bring reformation unless we learn to identify and value the essential over the extraneous.