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Why 'Earthrise' inspires

Tomorrow humans celebrate Earth Day for the 47th time. It is a moment to recommit to environmental stewardship.

Although President Trump came into office critical of the US role in the world, he has adopted most of his predecessor's positions.

May's mandate

A British election will give voters another chance to debate Brexit.

Democracy in distress

Across Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia, nostalgic nationalism and autocratic governance are increasing.

Putting taxpayers first

Like President Trump, most Americans want tax reform. But the road to that achievement has to be bipartisan.

Science's known unknowns

Although scientific advances have radically changed our understanding of the universe over 100 years, big mysteries remain.

The value of wiser heads

From Pepsi to United Airlines, a string of PR disasters shows the enduring importance of caution and common sense.

To the polls

States should be encouraging more citizens to participate in elections.

What a nation values

While different presidents can have different ways of viewing the world, a nation's basic principles eventually assert themselves.

Checkout line protests

Policing “fake news” is problematic. It could easily affect free speech. But consumers could strike a blow at the supermarket.