As it prepares to celebrate its 60th anniversary, the European Union faces internal and external threats. Its fallback for unity: a shared cultural identity.
As Washington debates bipartisan spending on infrastructure, it can take a cue from Detroit’s post-bankruptcy progress in bringing a fresh light on urban dark spots.
The US election hack shows the power of digital dirty tricks.
Plenty of bad news gets reported. But deeper trend lines show progress too.
Presidential elections this spring could signal the end of the European Union.
Attendance at bowl games is declining; schools should find out why.
President Trump’s first official trip was to the CIA, an agency trained to encourage dissent about intelligence information but one that must also ‘face hard truths’ about itself.
As Iraqi forces end Islamic State’s hold in the country’s second-largest city, politicians are racing to avoid the old mistake of continuing Shiite-Sunni divisions. Political reconciliation is the best weapon against terrorist groups.
A postelection crisis in Gambia has stirred the country’s neighbors to intervene, sign of a stronger commitment to democracy in Africa.
A global survey shows a sharp decline of trust in government, business, and other institutions. Rebuilding trust starts with qualities that lessen the fear of rapid change or end corrupt practices.
Obamacare set down access to health care as a universal good, a point that Trump and much of the GOP now concedes. A new law would help fix flaws in the Affordable Care Act.
A tax amnesty in this Southeast Asian nation has yielded a mass display of contrition among tax evaders. The new honesty will help rebuild both the economy and democracy.
Killings and felonies are way down as the city shifts police work to focus on habitual lawbreakers. The key: offering a choice to be free of crime.
Indian soldiers march during a full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in New Delhi, India, on Monday.
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s revolutionary act – and the 50th of Martin Luther King Jr.’s expanded mission.
The rules are changing, and workers are finding advantages and disadvantages in the new gig economy.
Saying ‘good riddance’ to the old year is only a start.
The use of capital punishment dropped again in 2016, a positive trend.
2016 revealed massive illegal drug use by Russian athletes. Could that scandal become a turning point?
The longer the president of the Congo remains in power past the end of his constitutional term, the more resentment will build.
The world needs the song of Christmas year round
Ordinary people in Germany and elsewhere are rejecting the temptation of hate and fear.
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.
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