The Great Debate

Initiative before Congress aims to slash student debt

By Heather C. McGhee
July 7, 2015
Occupy Wall Street demonstrators participating in a street-theater production wear signs around their neck representing their student debt during a protest against the rising national student debt in Union Square, in New York

Demonstrators wear signs around their neck representing their student debt during a protest against the rising national student debt in Union Square, in New York, April 25, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Burton

Focusing on 2016, GOP governors overlook their own states

By Bill Schneider
July 7, 2015
Wisconsin Governor and potential Republican 2016 U.S. presidential candidate Scott Walker greets supporters at a rally for Congressman Rod Blum (R-IA) in Cedar Rapids

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, April 24, 2015. REUTERS/Jim Young

Before Greece becomes a failed state, here’s how to stop the slide

By Elias Papaioannou, Richard Portes and Lucrezia Reichlin
July 7, 2015
A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank to receive part of his pension in Athens

A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece, July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

Pope Francis, a different kind of pontiff, in his own words

By Lena Masri
July 6, 2015
Pope Francis waves from a popemobile as he greets a crowd of faithful in Quito, Ecuador

Pope Francis waves from a popemobile as he greets a crowd of faithful in Quito, Ecuador, July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Gary Granja

How to empower Ukraine and bring Moscow back to the table

By Jan H. Kalicki
July 6, 2015
Members of Ukrainian armed forces gather on armoured vehicle on roadside near village of Vidrodzhennya

Members of the Ukrainian armed forces near the village of Vidrodzhennya, outside Artemivsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

The only safe way to make a nuclear deal with Iran

By Elizabeth Rosenberg and Peter Harrell
July 6, 2015
U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a hotel in Vienna

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, Secretary of State John Kerry and Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman (L-3rd L) meet with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2nd R) at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

from Hugo Dixon:

Likely scenarios after Greece’s ‘No’ vote on debt deal

By Hugo Dixon
July 5, 2015

An anti-austerity 'No' voter waves a flag with the name of Prime Minister Tsipras as he celebrate the results of the first exit polls in Athens

An anti-austerity 'No' voter waves a flag with the name of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as he celebrate the results of the first exit polls in Athens, Greece, July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Greece’s self-inflicted tragedy and the catharsis to come

By John Lloyd
July 2, 2015
The word 'No' in Greek is seen on a banner hanging from Athens' University building

The word ‘no’ in Greek is seen on a banner hanging from Athens’ University building in Greece, July 2, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

Advice for Greece: Never play chicken with Germany

By Paul Glader
July 2, 2015
Anti-austerity protesters burn a euro note during a demonstration outside the European Union offices in Athens, Greece

Anti-austerity protesters burn a euro note during a demonstration outside the European Union (EU) offices in Athens, Greece June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

Why the people crossing the Mediterranean aren’t ‘migrants’

By Lauren Wolfe
July 2, 2015
A staff member puts an identification number on a rescued migrant's hand as she disembarks at the Pozzallo harbour, Italy

A staff member puts an identification number on a rescued woman’s hand as she disembarks at the Pozzallo harbour, Italy, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello