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The president's wall

To decrease illegal immigration, President Trump is likely to find a uniform border wall impractical and a cooperative Mexico essential.

The art of persuasion

Because tariffs would hurt both American importers and exporters, President Trump is unlikely to see them as part of trade strategy.

Gambia’s transition

A president concedes under pressure and opens a democratic door.

Power and pink hats

Saturday's protests brought huge numbers of Americans onto the streets, but no violence.

A presidential prayer

Leadership at any level is established by living the words of the book upon which today's oath of office will be sworn.

Expecting the unexpected

With the president-elect's foreign policy still difficult to read, governments around the world have hit the pause button.

Exit Britain

Britain’s prime minister puts a positive spin on a seismic split.

The content of character

If the United States is not yet 'post-racial,' it has made progress away from inequality based on superficialities such as race.

Road rules

Cheap fuels such as diesel and coal are hard to clean up without costly, cumbersome technology. That's no excuse to cheat.

The citizen's job

The US president has enormous power. But as the outgoing president notes, real power still resides with the people.