Now on the threshold of the French presidency, who is Marine Le Pen?
When Marine Le Pen was a child growing up in Paris, her friends never slept over – their parents wouldn’t allow it. Ms. Le Pen describes in her autobiography, “A Contre Flots,” or “Against the Current,” a childhood that was full of insults, suffering, and injustice – all simply because of her family name. Recommended: More than Bastille, Bonaparte, and brie: Test your knowledge of France with our quiz!
04/24/2017 - 12:14 PM
A Mideast rivalry worth watching
At the heart of many Middle East conflicts lies a fierce rivalry between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Both now have leaders eager to win over young people with fundamental reform. For Saudis, that leader is Mohammed bin Salman, the deputy crown prince who is barely over 30.
04/23/2017 - 04:40 PM
How Trump's Syria strike could affect North Korea, Egypt attacks must not divide Christians and Muslims, Improving protection of older people's rights, Investing in STEM education can aid development, Are citizens of a democracy obligated to vote?
"The bombing of one of Bashar al-Assad’s airfields must have sent premonitions through the minds of Kim Jong-un and his generals: they could be next," states an editorial. "The deployment of significant American naval assets to the South China Sea must also represent evidence to the North Korean leadership that Donald Trump wants to send a message to all of his nation’s enemies in the world: don’t mess with America.... The more the North Koreans believe he might [bomb North Korea], the more circumspect they ought to be.
04/22/2017 - 06:00 AM
Readers write: Power of science, regional change, enjoying and learning
John Yemma captures some of the stellar glow of science in his March 20 Upfront piece, “The pure spirit of science.” But the gleam of science goes well beyond the wonder of new discoveries and the excitement of dedicated workers. Scientific thinking provides a logical, inspired pathway to solve problems and trigger scintillating inspiration. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?
04/22/2017 - 06:00 AM
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