The ruling nationalist party is on track to end the independence of the courts, forcing both Poles and the European Union to reassert equality before the law. Such a democratic principle helps unite Europe against the kind of inequality of rights that ignites war.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has seen her country overcome deep skepticism to become unified and integrated into Europe. The next step, as she sees it, is for Germany to become a more unifying force globally.
As the US military hits out at new targets – Iran, Syria, and various terrorist groups – Congress must renew the legal authority for such actions. Soldiers must know that Americans support an agreed strategy. And foes must know of US resolve.
A new president and his young party have already shaken the traditional (and often corrupt) political order. Now Emmanuel Macron aims to set tough rules on ethics for French lawmakers. How will his reform differ from that in other countries?