Op-Ed Columnist: No Brief Encounter :: President Obama can't catch a break, or even a hand.
Op-Ed Contributor: The End of Poverty, Soon :: The evidence for eradication of poverty worldwide is on the side of optimists.
Op-Ed Contributor: Losing Is Good for You :: Awards can be powerful motivators, but nonstop recognition does not inspire children to succeed. Instead, it can cause them to underachieve.
Op-Ed Columnist: Suffocating Echo Chamber :: Who is the right-wing echo chamber damaging most of all? Conservatives themselves.
Op-Ed Columnist: Meet Dilly and Dither :: The pope makes sense. Iran seems a little more reasonable. The Russians were quite helpful. And Congress is crazy.
Op-Ed Contributor: How Do You Say 'Blog' in German? :: The editors of the German Duden dictionary added 5,000 words to the 26th edition, many of them English or of English origin. Some Germans aren't happy.
Op-Ed Contributor: A Pause, Not an End, to Warming :: The lull is consistent with historic temperature variability.