By some important measures, the boundaries around whom we accept as part of “us” are particularly rigid at the moment.
Continued progress toward school desegregation works best when it is not just a social good but a practical good for students.
As solid and grounded as the Israeli settlements on the West Bank look, Israelis have never been the land's only inhabitants.
A little more care of our constantly changing planet would make adapting to those changes less difficult.
By choice or necessity, lay members of many Protestant denominations are stepping into roles traditionally reserved for clergy.
Long may may local color and regional diversity wave. But when it comes to education, local must never mean less than the best.
People who had almost no interest in global warming became involuntary pioneers of a green revolution, moved not by soaring rhetoric, but by common sense.
Regardless of Trump’s policies, it is important to understand why his words resonate – and to acknowledge that, in many cases, the problems they are bringing to the surface point to people who feel left behind.
How often, as a society, do we settle for imperfect solutions?
Amid war and terror, famine and plague, The Monitor's confident hope in telling the world's story endures.
Science isn't about putting any nation first. It is about putting humanity's quest for knowledge first.
Journalism can upset and disappoint. But there's no alternative to people who dedicate themselves to seeking truth and establishing facts.
From Russia to the Philippines and beyond, strong leaders have become popular. But that sort of strength can be ephemeral.
Palestinian beekeepers collect honey at a farm in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday.
The politicians who have ridden today's wave of populist discontent to power now enter the next, more difficult chapter: governing
As the besieged Christian communities of the Middle East shrink, the Middle East becomes the poorer.
The best part of moviegoing is gasping, laughing, or choking back tears with strangers in a darkened theater.
Amid 2016's news of conflict and disruption, the steady decrease of such drags on humanity as poverty, hunger, and child mortality continues.
"Creative destruction" is normal in a capitalist economy, but it is rarely easy on the individuals, families, and communities affected by it.
Bad ideas can -- and will -- be beaten by better ideas. But the victory is rarely a quick one. Idea wars are won person by person.
Preserving antiquities is important not just for culture and tourism. The ancient world is a reminder of the fleeting nature of human events.
Charity is not just a way to help others. It is an outward indication of healthy, happy individuals and communities.
Hydrocarbon extraction and energy conservation can both be done in ways that protect the environment and the bottom line.