Regions / North America
As refugees take the Olympic stage, the wars that sent them running for their lives continue apace.
Government spying is a problem for everyone. But people of color, religious minorities, and political dissidents are far more likely to be victims of unwarranted monitoring.
Complex global challenges require committed activists who stand on principle as well as experts on the inside who can play the political game.
Climate disruption is inextricably linked to economic inequality. Serious climate solutions must be, too.
Some see Democratic VP pick Tim Kaine as a promising counterbalance to Clinton's hawkishness.
Clinton's rhetoric on the Muslim world might be friendlier than Trump's, but her record is much bloodier.
Trump's foreign policy isn't an alternative to U.S. empire. It's just a cruder rendition of it.
A stronger UN National Security Council would head off questions about U.S. intervention in foreign affairs at the pass.
Some see Putin's Russia as a counterweight to U.S. global meddling. But Moscow is increasingly mimicking Washington's worst behavior.
From immigration to the drug war, there's a lot that needs fixing in the U.S.-Mexico relationship. But border walls, hate speech, and deportations won't do it.