Commentary Upfront Blog

  • Rebuilding the trust

    The unprecedented scrutiny police are under must lead to better law enforcement and better community relations.

  • The triumph of innocence

    Ricky Jackson's four decades in prison for a crime he didn't commit is the story of injustice, perseverance, and, most of all, grace.

  • Quality child care: what’s at stake

    Child care in today's economy is a problem with millions of patchwork solutions, many far from ideal. Can we do better for kids and parents?

  • Outlasting terror's waves

    Every generation deals with the desperation of terrorism. Every generation of terrorists learns how futile their cruelty is.

  • Making social media more social

    The Internet allows everyone to be a publisher. But just beyond your first "Hello, world" you'll encounter a world of reaction -- sometimes fun, often cruel.

  • What motivates barrier breakers?

    The young men and women who go through the US military's Ranger School aren't motivated by fame or fortune. They are motivated by values and causes that can't be publicized or monetized.

  • Behind a changing equation

    The US-Saudi relationship epitomizes the old maxim that nations don’t have permanent friends or enemies, only interests. 

  • What peace makes possible

    In the 70 years since the end of the war in Europe, the world has faced grave challenges. But it has also built a remarkable peace.

July 1, 2015

Photos of the day 07/01

Family members mourn during the funeral of Malachi Rosenfeld in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Kochav Hashachar, Wednesday. Rosenfeld, one of four Israelis shot in the occupied West Bank on Monday by a suspected Palestinian gunman, died of gunshot wounds in the hospital. The nighttime attack on a road outside the settleme...

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