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January 2014

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Rather than bloodshed, anarchy, or civil war, a shift in power in Kiev could reinvigorate the young democracy.

Government is important. But even if it is not quite working, the rest of us are.

Shale gas from hydraulic fracturing is controversial.

The importance of moderation

The Arab Spring began in Tunisia in December 2010 and spread quickly.

Thailand, Ukraine, and Egypt are beset by political turmoil.

Let’s look this morning at three developments that offer some hope.

China's corruption dilemma

Xi Jinping came into office as China’s president vowing to root out corruption among China’s leadership.

For almost three years, Syria has torn itself apart.

Working for a better world

There are 3 billion people in the global workforce.

Greatness, King said, doesn’t mean physical or intellectual power. It is a willingness to serve others.