The booming business of digital transactions between strangers in providing services and goods relies on new ways of determining trust. Consumers say the 'sharing economy' is building strong communities.
Recent shootings of black men have resulted in a rush to put body cameras on police as a way to 'catch them.' Yet recordings of police who handle difficult situations well would be the best result from 'body cams,' creating models to emulate.
The jury that convicted Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing will start to decide his penalty on April 21. Choosing a life sentence will be an act of grace with a greater potential for deterrence than the death penalty.
As the campaign starts for a May 7 election, politicians debate Britain's need for innovation in business. Other countries should follow this British battle over how to boost productivity growth, which has been close to zero for years.
The national storm over Indiana's religious freedom law at least pushes state lawmakers to now prevent another form of discrimination. Balancing rights and the interests of minorities requires forbearance and charity.
The international war in Yemen comes after a surge in the recruitment of children by armed groups and the military. An end to the conflict must focus on renewing the UN's efforts to protect Yemen's teenagers from being pressed into battle.
Many states that expose big winners of a lottery are weighing the need for privacy and protection in the digital age. Yet government also want transparency. Such contradiction show why governments should not be peddling 'luck.'
The death of Singapore founder Lee Kuan Yew recalls how his tiny country of mainly Chinese influenced China. One lesson still not learned in Beijing: How Lee rose above Chinese ethnicity to set a national identity.
The two Afghan leaders pushed into a coalition last year by the US are visiting Washington, a reminder of how the US helps other nations bridge their political chasms even if it can’t do the same. One lesson for all: Lincoln’s ‘team of rivals.’
As the Islamic State and other groups step up attacks in the Mideast and North Africa, the responses of each country matter even more – and reveal sharp differences. Which response will best lead to peace?