By charging a former head of internal security, China's Communist Party suggests that no top leader is immune from the law. Will it now also accept that the party itself should be held accountable?
With an array of crises facing President Obama, his competence has come under scrutiny. But that might be the wrong way to look at the situation.
Some of the charges that President Obama is 'mailing in' his second term are silly. But he can give the impression of being disengaged, and he has no one to blame for that but himself.
Even as reports show a global rise in restrictions on religion, those of faith are defending those of other faiths. This helps confirm why freedom of religion is a universal right.
More farmers seem more open to new practices, leading to to higher crop yields, or doing more with less. The limits in agriculture are fading as farmers show greater willingness for today's innovation.
Despair during this third Hamas-Israel war is so high on both sides that despair itself needs to be addressed. Recognizing it as a shared problem helps not only as a point of empathy but can dispel the notion of despair as destiny.