The federal government said Tuesday it will seek the death penalty against the alleged Charleston killer, Dylann Roof. But, from the beginning, the case has explored forgiveness and justice in different terms.
With Vietnam and other authoritarian regimes, the US must always pursue human rights along with realpolitik.
The seismic changes coursing through Western society today, seen though a wide lens, are just the instruments of humankind's perpetual reinvention.
Amid economic woes and security issues, Egypt needs the world not to stay away but to stay connected.
Without a DNA test, it's difficult to be certain of a person's gender. And judging other people usually isn't practical or charitable.
Whether in Iraq or Nevada, violence often expresses a dire sense of helplessness – and highlights where that most needs to be addressed.
Efforts to stabilize Libya and Yemen are crucial to ensure IS doesn't retreat to either country from Syria and Libya.
The system seems increasingly stacked in favor of the Wall Street and Washington elite. But it's important to remember where the real power resides, even now.
Beset by overlapping crises, Brazil needs some good news. A world-class Summer Olympics in Rio would be a start.
Tracking public opinion is more difficult in the cellphone era, and polls are becoming less reliable as a result.