This week's round-up of commentary covers South Korean laws that ban kids from playing video games, why hacking isn't a good form of protest, how contraceptives are helping fight poverty, why Yemen must work to keep its educated youth, and how a US–Russian alliance can beat the Islamic State.
This week's round-up of commentary covers rampant homeless attack on homeless in Japan, Cuba's sustainable farming boom, Putin's popularity will make finding a replacement hard, and fighting Ebola through education.
Letters to the Editor for September 15, 2014 weekly magazine:Krashen: Common core doesn't fix the real problem of education– poverty.Budd: Though the number of women in the United Kingdom's parliament doubled, the percentage of women is still too small.
From saving Iraq from the Islamic State to saving Ukraine from Russia, President Obama tries to preserve communities bound together as nation-states or in other ways. One lesson lies in Scotland's Sept. 18 referendum on whether to split with England.
Even as New Jersey opens up sports betting, Singapore offers a law to suppress online gambling to help end the country's reputation as home to match-fixing worldwide, especially on European soccer games.
Hundreds of jihadists with Islamic State come the US and Europe. Most are not driven by a love of Islam but by a desire for a strong social identity. The West can prevent more IS recruits by providing that identity.