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Finding unity on a new health-care law

Obamacare set down access to health care as a universal good, a point that Trump and much of the GOP now concedes. A new law would help fix flaws in the Affordable Care Act.

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What makes humanity thrive

As the besieged Christian communities of the Middle East shrink, the Middle East becomes the poorer.

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Readers write: Activism in the classroom, the nation’s image

Letters to the editor for the Jan. 16, 2017 weekly magazine.

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Prayer that moves us from hope to understanding

A Christian Science perspective: Love for God brings a deeper sense of spiritual reality.

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Indonesia’s hunt for honest taxpayers

A tax amnesty in this Southeast Asian nation has yielded a mass display of contrition among tax evaders. The new honesty will help rebuild both the economy and democracy.

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The Science behind prayer that heals

A Christian Science perspective: On the scientific prayer that brings healing and harmony.

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The Big Apple’s big drop in crime

Killings and felonies are way down as the city shifts police work to focus on habitual lawbreakers. The key: offering a choice to be free of crime.

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Freedom from 'problem gambling' – the spiritual way!

A Christian Science perspective: A better understanding of God and man heals addiction.

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That Detroit light on urban revival

As Washington debates bipartisan spending on infrastructure, it can take a cue from Detroit’s post-bankruptcy progress in bringing a fresh light on urban dark spots.

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Our true destiny

A Christian Science perspective: Our destiny includes only divine good.

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Hacking as political warfare

The US election hack shows the power of digital dirty tricks.

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Prayer that brings out the good in everyone

A Christian Science perspective: In the face of workplace challenges, prayer can bring peace and healing.

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Readers write: True rebellion?, weather patterns

Letters to the editor for the Jan. 2, 2017–Jan. 9, 2017 weekly magazine.

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Africa rising? Well, yes it is.

Plenty of bad news gets reported. But deeper trend lines show progress too.

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Finding calm in times of change

A Christian Science perspective: The authority of God’s government is eternal.

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A defining French vote

Presidential elections this spring could signal the end of the European Union.

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The power behind unselfed love

A Christian Science perspective: Unselfed love always has the support of God’s power.

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If college football is so popular, where are the fans?

Attendance at bowl games is declining; schools should find out why.

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