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Why the Supreme Court is rarely in the dock

A new poll suggests why Americans put more trust in the high court than in the other branches. Even as the justices take on difficult cases, their role is seen as essential in applying the highest ideals to individuals and society.

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Beyond the earthquake

A Christian Science perspective: We can find lasting peace in the promise that we coexist with the loving God that creates nothing to fear.

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Aid to North Koreans? The idea has roots.

South Korea’s offer of humanitarian aid to North Korean children and pregnant women, despite the North’s military threats, fits a trend to protect the innocent even in the midst of a conflict.

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Progress toward peace

A Christian Science perspective: There is divine support for building a lasting peace for war-torn nations and their neighbors.

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Lessons in identity from Kurds and Catalans

Coming votes for independence in Kurdish Iraq and Spain’s Catalonia represent a challenge of shifting identity in the 21st century. Both peoples must be careful in defining a new collective ‘self.’

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Yielding that opens the way for healing

A Christian Science perspective: When we pause to let God, divine Mind, guide us, we discern the inspiration that brings peace and healing.

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The awards and rewards of grasping infinity

Two mathematicians who made a breakthrough in understanding infinity were recently given a medal. Their work itself reflects an unbounded progress in explanations of reality.

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Forgiving hate, finding healing

A Christian Science perspective: Genuine forgiveness is not only possible but also desirable, because it brings lasting healing and peace.

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Apple thinks different – and the same – about the ‘town square’

The company plans to turn its stores into community centers (while still selling Apple products) in yet another sign of how much the Digital Age creates new groupings even as it feeds a natural desire for connection and shared destiny.

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Giving action to empathy

The gravitation of trends in communication, culture, and transportation – all drawing us closer together – is irreversible. This calls for heaping bushels of empathy. 

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Readers write: Overcoming fear, keeping treasures, county fair values

Letters to the editor for the Sept. 18, 2017 weekly magazine.

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What to think of North Korea on Peace Day

One reason the United Nations is so focused on preventive diplomacy regarding North Korea is a growing emphasis on ‘positive drivers’ of peace. One example is the widening celebration of International Peace Day.

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Safety where we are

A Christian Science perspective: God, good, is ever present, guarding, guiding, and caring for all of us.

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Seeing beyond statistics and negative predictions

A Christian Science perspective: Statistics aren't inevitable predictions.

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EU advice for nations with big visions

A leader of the European Union reflects on the need for values as other parts of the world try to link up Asia into EU-style unions.

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Say no to the 'Blue Whale Challenge'

A Christian Science perspective: We can choose to be influenced only by God.

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The West’s learning curve on Russian election meddling

After seeing Russian attempts to influence the US and French vote, Germany has learned to firmly protect the integrity of its democracy before a Sept. 24 vote.

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Campus safety and being ready

A Christian Science perspective: God provides each of us with wisdom and strength.

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Getting up close with the criminal justice system

A bipartisan group of state officials has started to visit prisons, meet crime victims, and engage with the criminal justice system. The goal: bring better reform to a broken system by understanding it more closely.

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