Canada kind: Anti-globalist populism plagues the West, but Canada is insulated by geography, history, and centuries-old politics.
When Judge Abby Abinanti joined the Yurok Tribal Court in 2007, it operated like a normal California court but on a much smaller scale. Today, Judge Abinanti's court practices a more communal and rehabilitative form of justice.
Nuclear weapons: As the U.S. and Russia back away from arms control, how worried should the world be?
For many, worship has always been about much more than the edifice in which it occurs. Today, a new locus of spiritual growth is emerging around alternative settings that redefine “church.”
In 1965, US detectives routinely cleared nearly 90 percent of murder cases. Today, 40 percent of homicides go unsolved, according to the FBI Uniform Crime Report.
The journalist, revolutionary, and opposition leader became prime minister last May. Now he faces his hardest task yet: governing.
Aid groups are helping young people abducted by the terror group, and their children born of sexual violence, find acceptance in communities that often shun them.
After 18, teens move into a new, widely acknowledged developmental phase called 'emerging adulthood,' putting off traditional markers of the grown-up world such as marriage, children, and home ownership.
From #MeToo in China to fake news in Cameroon, these issues will ripple worldwide. A Monitor roundup.
Thirty years after the peak of school integration nationwide, that progress has unraveled. Could the outcome in Buffalo, N.Y., offer lessons on America’s pressing need to address racial separation? Part of an occasional series, Learning Together.
Wilmot Collins’s rise and visibility puts him at the nexus of a deepening debate over the role of refugees in America and a heated conversation over immigration – intensified by the caravan of Latin American asylum-seekers.
Ann Scott Tyson found reporting especially challenging in the western region of Xinjiang, where she went to witness the impact of China’s forced ‘reeducation’ of its Uyghur minority. But that work produced a rare and nuanced look at the project’s effect.
With advances in artificial intelligence, machines are poised to invade workplaces that once seemed immune to automation. Transportation is one of the key areas where machines are on the march.
Many Millennials are rebelling at an economic system that they believe puts profits over fairness and equality. Is capitalism too harsh?
A confluence of wants, needs, and dreams – including empty school desks and parents with money – begets an education and business model that is bringing more young students from China to the US.
Our writer stays at an outpost run by famed ecologist Thomas Lovejoy to find out about climate change and saving the world’s most important rainforest. It's a tale of bearded monkeys, exotic birds, and no snakes.
The era of political Islam appears to be waning in some regions. But as some Islamists broaden their appeal, there's an opportunity to increase our understanding of the nuances of Islam in politics.
A Supreme Court ruling on one man’s death penalty could embolden claims by Native Americans across the US, affecting states’ control over not only people, but oil and gas lands.
Two missions to bring back space rocks will provide clues about the origins of the solar system and the threat of a doomsday collision with Earth.
2016 was Chicago’s most violent year in nearly two decades, with more murders than New York and Los Angeles combined. But the city has made impressive strides toward becoming a safer place – and Englewood is leading the way.
How protesting has changed in the half-century since one of the most tumultuous summers in US history.
Maine Sen. Susan Collins (R) is one of the last moderates in a nation that eschews moderation.
This year, for the first time since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking job openings 18 years ago, there are more positions available than workers to fill them. Wausau, Wis., offers a glimpse into what cities across the US may be facing in the future.
Many cities have nurtured book clubs and literacy initiatives to build and bind communities. Cleveland stands out for its ambition and scope in using literature to empower marginalized groups, foster economic dynamism, and bridge social divides.
As much as 'patriotism' blooms in the national debate, there is little agreement on what it is. Or who owns it. Or who is a patriot.