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October 2014

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Thomas Menino's legacy won't be found in grand speeches but in the city he worked to improve.

Job 1: Defeat fear

The Islamic State is not yet on the run, but the fear factor is fading.

Beyond containment, hope

Ebola, the Islamic State, and Russia are today's challenges. They can be met and mastered.

Russia's new 'brain drain'

Vladimir Putin's policies are driving out the very people the country most needs.

The hope of democracy

Tunisia and Ukraine are young democracies in troubled neighborhoods. If they endure, the effect would be powerful.

Taiwan is watching Hong Kong

Was Beijing's “one country, two systems” formula a hollow promise?

Terror attacks get attention. They don't change minds.

Less crime, less punishment

Prison populations in the US are falling. Now what about all those prisons?

Tolerate, don't dominate

Iraq's prime minister would make history by leading Iraqis above factionalism

Compassion, not fear

Instead of recoiling from the dangers of Ebola, 'global citizens' should step up assistance to West Africa.