The Great Debate

Prince, Bowie and Haggard: Icons? Legends? What’s the difference?

April 27, 2016
Prince performs during his 'Diamonds and Pearls Tour' at the Earl's Court Arena in London, Britain, June 15, 1992.   REUTERS/Dylan Martinez      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2B3UX

(L-R) David Bowie, Prince and Merle Haggard REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/Dylan Martinez/Robert Galbraith

What to read into a growing alliance between China and Pakistan

April 27, 2016
A man hangs decorations on a pole next to a banner showing Pakistan's President Mamnoon Hussain (L), China's President Xi Jinping (C) and Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, ahead of Xi's visit to Islamabad April 19, 2015. Xi will visit Pakistan on April 20 on a two day official visit to meet Pakistani leadership. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood  - RTR4XX41

A man hangs decorations next to a banner showing Pakistan’s President Mamnoon Hussain (L), Chinese President Xi Jinping (C) and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, before Xi’s visit to Islamabad April 19, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

Americans are helping eight million people break this bad law

April 26, 2016
Migrants attend a workshop for legal advice held by the Familia Latina Unida and Centro Sin Fronteras at Lincoln United Methodist Church in south Chicago, Illinois, January 10, 2016.  Campaigns are going on in cities from Boston to Richmond, California as activists, legal aid organizations and immigrant groups react to the United States government's recent announcement it would step up deportations of Central Americans families that arrived since May 2014 when there was a surge of women and minors arriving from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, many fleeing drug gang violence. Picture taken January 10, 2016.  REUTERS/Joshua Lott - RTX26JUC

Migrants attend a workshop for legal advice held by the Familia Latina Unida and Centro Sin Fronteras at Lincoln United Methodist Church in south Chicago, Illinois, January 10, 2016. REUTERS/Joshua Lott

The next Chernobyl may be intentional

April 26, 2016
A general view shows the sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant April 21, 2015. Ukraine will mark the 29th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, the world's worst civil nuclear accident, on April 26.  REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

The sarcophagus covering the damaged fourth reactor at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, April 21, 2015. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Actors may make good presidents, reality stars are something else

April 26, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in an airplane hanger in Rome, New York April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri - RTX29OJ4

(L) President Ronald Reagan at a news conference in Washington, October 19, 1983. REUTERS/Mal Langsdon; Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Rome, New York, April 12, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Women on the money – Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, America’s Harriet Tubman

April 24, 2016
A British 10-pound banknote and Chinese 100-yuan banknotes are seen in a picture illustration, in Beijing, China, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee

A British 10-pound banknote and Chinese 100-yuan banknotes are seen in a picture illustration, in Beijing, China, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Supporters could walk away from a ‘presidential’ Trump

April 22, 2016
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump arrives for a town hall meeting on NBC's "Today" show in New York, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Donald Trump arrives for a town hall meeting on NBC’s “Today” show in New York, April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Like video games? You may be playing with government propaganda.

April 21, 2016
PARTICIPANTS: Jason Fields, Matthew Gault, George Weidman

Video games are an industry worth tens of billions of dollars. Games make more money than Hollywood and the music industry combined. Video games can be great fun and even great art, but they can also be great propaganda.

Islamic State has erased the line between foreign and domestic policy

April 21, 2016
French army paratroopers patrol near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, March 30, 2016 as France has decided to deploy 1,600 additional police officers to bolster security at its borders and on public transport following the deadly blasts in Brussels.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

French army paratroopers patrol near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

Restoring green to a city’s concrete hardscape

April 20, 2016
Kelvin Villaroel holds up his son Isaac for a photo in front of a cherry tree in full blossom in Central Park in New York April 20, 2014.  REUTERS/Carlo Allegri (UNITED STATES - Tags: SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Kelvin Villaroel holds his son Isaac in front of a cherry tree in Central Park in New York, April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri