A study of voters who read news articles about political polarization finds they tend to soften their views. Democracy relies less on division than a respect among fellow citizens.
Ten athletes forced to flee their homelands have sent an inspiring message to the world
A roundup of global commentary for the Aug. 15, 2016-Aug. 22, 2016 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the Aug. 15, 2016-Aug. 22, 2016 weekly magazine.
Huge amounts of water, chemicals, and fuel are used to produce food and clothing. Finding new ways to make better use of what has already been grown or manufactured conserves these precious resources.
A State Department report says governments are tightening laws on religious observance. But it also notes encouraging cases where members of one religion have protected those of another.
A rising Minnesota politician and a fencer at the Rio Olympics are changing public perceptions.
Americans agree that these special places hold immense value. But how to pay to preserve them remains a challenge.
Joining others in song or dance may lift one’s sense of well-being, a recent study suggests. So sing (or dance) on.
In the digital age, assertions, opinions, beliefs, and attitudes are easy to dream up and a snap to propagate. Facts are harder to establish. But they are what matter.
A roundup of global commentary for the Aug. 8, 2016 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the Aug. 8, 2016 weekly magazine.
Voters in South Africa gave the ruling African National Congress a sharp rebuke for presuming it can be reelected as the natural leader of the black majority. The ANC must return to Nelson Mandela’s goal of a nonracial society with equal opportunities.