The Great Debate

General: School lunches are U.S. national-security issue

By Samuel E. Ebbeson
April 15, 2015
Students sit down to eat a healthy lunch at Marston Middle School in San Diego

Students sit down to eat a healthy lunch at Marston Middle School in San Diego, California, March 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

A new crisis is brewing between two nuclear-armed neighbors

By Tom Rogan
April 14, 2015
A supporter of Shiv Sena holds Pakistan's national flag and a portrait of Lakhvi during a protest in New Delhi

A supporter of Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline group, holds Pakistan’s national flag and a portrait of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi during a protest against Lakhvi’s release, in New Delhi, April 11, 2015. Lakhvi’s group, Lashkar-e-Taiba, is believed to have been behind an attach that killed 166 people in Mumbai in 2008. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee

150 years after the assassination, when will we recover from Lincoln’s death?

By James Braxton Peterson
April 14, 2015
The statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington

The statue of Abraham Lincoln at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, February 11, 2009. REUTERS/Molly Riley

What makes Abraham Lincoln such a radical politician even today?

By David Bromwich
April 14, 2015
Wider Image: Memories of Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln in a portrait taken in Washington, February 9, 1864. REUTERS/Library of Congress/Anthony Berger

Years after the famine, here’s how North Koreans really get by

By James Pearson and Daniel Tudor
April 13, 2015
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives field guidance during a visit to the November 2 Factory of the Korean People's Army (KPA)

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un smiles as he gives field guidance during a visit to the November 2 Factory of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) in this undated photo released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, August 24, 2014. REUTERS/KCNA

How Vladimir Putin’s skewed view of World War Two threatens his neighbors and the West

By Lucian Kim
April 13, 2015
Russian President Putin attends a meeting dedicated to the organisation of upcoming events and celebrations on Victory Day, in Moscow

Russian President Vladimir Putin enters a hall to attend a meeting dedicated to the organisation of upcoming events and celebrations on Victory Day, marking the 1945 victory over Nazi Germany during World War Two on May 9, at the Kremlin in Moscow, March 17, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool (RUSSIA – Tags: POLITICS)

An ancient imam at the center of Iran nuclear deal

By Mohamad Bazzi
April 13, 2015
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in Tehran

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in Tehran, January 8, 2007. REUTERS/Stringer

How the U.S. criminal justice system became wide-spread racial profiling

By Peniel E. Joseph
April 10, 2015
A still image taken from police dash cam video allegedly shows Walter Scott running from his vehicle during a traffic stop in North Charleston

A still image taken from police dash camera video allegedly shows Walter Scott running from his vehicle during a traffic stop before he was shot and killed by white police officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, South Carolina, April 7, 2015. REUTERS/South Carolina Law Enforcement Division/Handout

Who pays for a bullet in the back?

By David Dante Troutt
April 10, 2015
Still image from video allegedly shows police officer shooting man in the back in North Charleston

North Charleston police officer Michael Slager (R) is seen allegedly shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott in the back as he runs away, in this still image from video in North Charleston, South Carolina taken April 4, 2015. REUTERS/HANDOUT via Reuters

Britain prepares for a campaign into political turbulence

By John Lloyd
April 10, 2015
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron stands alongside Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, and Ed Miliband the leader of the opposition Labour Party as they attend the Commemoration Service for Afghanistan at St Paul's Cathedral in London

Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron (L) stands alongside Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, and Ed Miliband the leader of the opposition Labour Party at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Pool/John Stillwell