'Urban pioneering' was about seeking value and variety in forlorn cities. Now that cities are hot again, both those qualities are threatened.
Looking critically at the past is important. Remembering that the people of the past are people like us is also important.
The fight to end sexual violence has made marked progress in recent years. But the fight is far from over.
In the developing world, people rarely desire simplicity. In affluent societies, simplicity is a lifestyle enabled by complexity.
We aim to explore the news in a new way so that you might begin to think differently about the world.
The bigger and more inclusive a network grows, the more valuable -- and vulnerable -- it becomes. Which is why networkers must connect with care.
Every sport becomes more interesting when it evolves beyond a battle of the biggest, baddest, and strongest.
Reforming the US tax code is possible, but it won't be easy. The tax code is complex because the economy is complex.
Intensely personal, intensely political, the abortion debate rarely changes minds. The one bright spot: Abortion numbers are falling.
Heroic work by teachers and administrators often makes a difference in public education. But good schools take more than that.
From Southeast Asia to Latin America, past conflicts -- conflicts that once consumed the world's attention -- have been overcome. Today's will be as well.
A culture buffeted by conflict, controversy, and coarseness can be improved with one simple ingredient: It's known as philia.
Boomers and Millennials are the twin peaks of demographics -- big, influential generations. Right now, though, it's Gen X's moment.
A circus clown cries as she watches the performing elephants prepare for their final show on Sunday for the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Every election year, a lot of American voters want to shake things up. The quadrennial question is whether "a lot" can carry the day.
Each wave of immigration has reshaped the United States. Each wave has also worried those who arrived earlier.
Yes, 'he’s a rescue.' He's also family. The gratifying saga of one castoff canine is also the story of many others.
As consumers benefit from the ever expanding global market, ever greater vigilance is needed to ensure that products from far away are not the result of exploitation.
There was plenty of bad news in 2015. But good news -- progress in almost every category of well-being -- vastly outweighed it.
The ideal is the voters swing from party to party in a contest of ideas. The current reality is that birds of a political feather flock together.
The narrative of violent jihad and civilizational conflict must be supplanted by one of tolerance and shared humanity.
Humans must be good stewards of Earth's creatures -- even of those that once vied with humans for dominance.
Giving is a thing of the heart. Giving in ways that don't lead to unintended consequences requires the head.
Building a wall can protect people, property, and cultures. Tearing a wall down can promote human progress.
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