Dozens of countries eager to fish in the warming Arctic have wisely decided to hold off for 16 years. This caution – and cooperation – provide a precedent for further agreements on the far north.
The Supreme Court could open the floodgates to legal betting on sports, a move that would need citizens, not just state lawmakers and sports leagues, to be involved in weighing the potential costs, such as match-fixing and underage gambling.
Not every idea will work. Most won’t change the world all by themselves. But all point to a mental diligence that refuses to sit still and accept the problems of the present as unsolvable.
A roundup of global commentary for the Dec. 04, 2017 weekly magazine.
Letters to the editor for the Dec. 4, 2017 weekly magazine.
The British leader’s denunciation of a retweet by President Trump, along with her support for Muslims, adds to a trend against such religious bigotry.