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A shift on Syria

Mounting evidence that the Assad government used poison gas against a rebel village is changing Trump administration thinking.

Water, water everywhere

Scientists have developed a new filter that could boost desalination at a time when the world faces growing water shortages.

Above partisanship

Supermajority approval is important in cases such as a Supreme Court justice, who could serve for decades.

The logic of democracy

Strongmen can seem decisive, but democracy's great advantage is that it doesn't rely on just one person.

Why the EU matters

For all its flaws, the European Union has brought decades of peace to a historically fractious continent.

Party politics

It might be a feint after the health-care defeat, but President Trump could be signaling a bipartisan shift.

The filibuster does not make for edge-of-your-seat reading. But maybe it should.

Workers Unite

President Trump is a wayward defender of workers’ interests.

Africa's hour of need

Drought and conflict are threatening famine across sub-Saharan Africa. The world community can make a difference.

A question of legitimacy

The biggest protests in Russia in five years haven't shaken Mr. Putin's grip on power, but they show that not all Russians back him.