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  • After populism's bold promise

    The politicians who have ridden today's wave of populist discontent to power now enter the next, more difficult chapter: governing

  • What makes humanity thrive

    As the besieged Christian communities of the Middle East shrink, the Middle East becomes the poorer.

  • Movies that mirror, and unite

    The best part of moviegoing is gasping, laughing, or choking back tears with strangers in a darkened theater.

  • Stories from the march of years

    Amid 2016's news of conflict and disruption, the steady decrease of such drags on humanity as poverty, hunger, and child mortality continues.

  • Creating a virtuous cycle

    "Creative destruction" is normal in a capitalist economy, but it is rarely easy on the individuals, families, and communities affected by it.

  • What decides a claim on land?

    As solid and grounded as the Israeli settlements on the West Bank look, Israelis have never been the land's only inhabitants.

  • Adaptation, and loving care

    A little more care of our constantly changing planet would make adapting to those changes less difficult.

  • The power of peer to peer

    By choice or necessity, lay members of many Protestant denominations are stepping into roles traditionally reserved for clergy.

  • Learning to leave no one behind

    Long may may local color and regional diversity wave. But when it comes to education, local must never mean less than the best.

March 22, 2017

Photos of the day 03/22

A Lemur catta cub, born on March 18, cuddles with its mother in this handout photograph released Wednesday by the Schoenbrunn Zoo in Vienna.

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