Elections in Pakistan and Malaysia show step-by-step progress to reconcile Islam with secular values of elected government.
The consequences of ignoring Guantánamo, its abuses, and its hunger strikers are foreboding – for the prisoners and for America. President Obama must release prisoners with no case against them, move the rest to US courts to be charged and tried, and finally close the detention facility.
Momentum in the states is shifting toward the repeal of the death penalty. There are practical reasons for this: The death penalty is expensive, it does not work, and it is administered with a clear racial bias. Repealing it is a matter of justice, public safety, and effective governance.
High oil prices are good for oil exporters while low oil prices are good for oil importers, Tverberg writes. The result is a price tug of war between oil importers and oil exporters.
President Obama invited Yityish Aynaw, the first black Israeli to be named Miss Israel, to join him and the prime minister for a meal. Her success is a victory for long marginalized Ethiopian-Israelis.