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A TV comedian who plays a humble, honest president is now the leading presidential candidate. His popularity says much about the unifying effect of humor.
In choosing its first chief prosecutor, the EU must also confront one member, Romania, which is backsliding on corruption.
Their ‘surgical’ retaliatory strikes on each other after a terrorist attack reveal a constraint driven by a firmer embrace of rules for protecting innocent life.
After a Chinese scientist created the first gene-edited babies, a UN agency rushes to set standards on the technique – based on values that don’t derive from genes.
Unlike on the mainland, judicial independence is well entrenched in the territory. This explains the principled resistance to Beijing’s latest attempt to erode rule of law in Hong Kong.
Electric vehicles have been thought of as only for the wealthy or environmentally conscious. But that thinking is being challenged by a coming new generation of affordable and earth-friendly cars.
Former President Obama and ex-NFL player Martellus Bennett are among those who want to lift stereotypes and limits off young black boys and men.
Dueling concerts on either side of the border will highlight again the use of peaceful tactics by the country’s pro-democracy forces to oust a ruthless leader.
The many challenges to his use of emergency powers for a border wall are also a challenge to the steady rise in presidential power – and to the definition of leadership as only one-person rule.
The Feb. 16 presidential election shows a new maturity in having issue-based campaigns and less politicking based on personality, ethnicity, religion, or geography.
In trying to end the US role in Yemen’s war, Congress may finally be returning authority for war – and the protection of liberty – to itself.
In the year since the Florida school tragedy, the student activists had to learn not to see their policy opponents as ‘bad people.’ This shift toward listening may help shape the gun debate.
South Korea’s president can be credited for the small steps of peace leading up to the second US-North Korea summit. He may have created a virtuous circle of trust.
The celebration of the revolution’s 40th anniversary was not focused on its weakest link: arbitrary rule by an unelected cleric. Iranians prefer other models, based on equality and freedom.
In an election bid, the daughter of the late king sheds her royal rights and sends a signal about equality and individual sovereignty.
President Trump’s plan to declare victory over the militant group’s last stronghold rests on only one type of victory needed to end the roots of terrorism.
The military’s blockage of foreign aid should not be countered by outside force. Democracy’s future there depends on peaceful means to win over the armed forces.
The case of Gov. Ralph Northam and his past racist acts should compel the political parties to explore ways of justice that bring healing for victims, society, and the perpetrator.
His trip is part of a larger attempt by Christian, Muslim, and Jewish leaders since 9/11 to define the common theological threads that can repel violence and protect religious minorities.
Presidential candidates who vow to curb corruption, like Nayib Bukele in El Salvador’s contest, reflect a rising citizen demand for clean government.
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