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'We are not afraid'

Countering terrorism is a complex and often unsuccessful effort. The best response to it, as Britain has shown, is a refusal to fear.

Coal's global decline

Along with the US, China, India, and other countries are shifting away from coal. A revival of coal jobs is unlikely.


An Irish nationalist trod a perilous path to compromise.

Establishing facts

The trustworthiness of media reports is always open to debate. The trustworthiness of FBI and NSA testimony is much less so.

Republicans are having a heap of trouble trying to replace Obamacare. That points to an important lesson.

Syria's persistent need

As its civil war enters its seventh year, Syrians need a new vision of their ancient culture.

Cyber politics

Allegations that Russian spies hacked into Yahoo accounts come amid ongoing questions about Russia's cyber-political aims.

Scotland's turn

Britain’s exit from the EU could hasten its breakup.

Business as usual

The Federal Reserve's increasing confidence about raising interest rates stems from increasing confidence about the economy.

'Winners' and losers

Americans are increasingly seeing the world through radically different lenses. But that doesn't mean either is wholly wrong.