The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, March 13, 2013
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By RACHEL DONADIO
In selecting Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, the first non-European pontiff in more than 1,000 years, the cardinals sent a strong message that the church's future lies in the Southern Hemisphere.
The Lede Blog
By THE NEW YORK TIMES
The official papal Twitter feed has become active again; the new pope led a prayer for his predecessor.
By ALISSA J. RUBIN
In what is expected to be his final year in office, President Hamid Karzai is intensifying his criticism of his American allies at a critical moment in their Afghan endgame.
In 1900, two-thirds of the world's Catholics lived in Europe. Today only 20 percent do.
By HENRY FOUNTAIN
Fairly standard pyrotechnical formulas are behind the white and black smoke used to signal the results of the balloting.
By ANNE BARNARD
The conflict has pushed a military built for repelling an Israeli invasion, not carrying out sustained asymmetrical combat, to scale back its goals and rethink its tactics.
By CHRIS BUCKLEY
Almost a year after Chen Guangcheng was released to the United States, he said that his family remains under surveillance in China, and his jailed nephew has been beaten.
Opinionator | The Conversation
Brooks and Collins argue about Sheryl Sandberg, "The Bachelor" and the papal election.
By RASHID KHALIDI
The Israeli-Palestinian "peace process" has actually helped make peace less attainable than ever.
By ARI SHAVIT
As Arabs and Israelis book look inward, the chance for a New Peace emerges - not lofty declarations, but a pragmatic, gradual process that advances mutual needs and interests.
By MARK BITTMAN
The city has a chance to do something on Fulton Street that would benefit us all.
President Obama is trying to charm a party that clings to calcified ideas on spending and taxes. Just look at the latest from Representative Paul Ryan.
Finding solutions to the epidemic of sexual violence in the armed forces is urgently needed.
There are better ways for the mayor to use his time and resources to combat obesity in New York City than to ban giant sugary drinks.
Delegates in a world wildlife convention united to protect five shark species from powerful commercial interests.
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By ANDREW ROSENTHAL
The president now seems to think that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional.
Nicholas D. Kristof Blog
By SEEMA JILANI
Guest blogger Seema Jilani writes about a Pakistani girl who, after being shot alongside Malala Yousafzai last year, is struggling under threats from the Taliban.
By ROSS DOUTHAT
The latest Ryan roadmap offers too much implausibility, not enough creativity.
Dot Earth Blog
By ANDREW C. REVKIN
A group of researchers proposes a way to power New York State entirely with wind, water and sunlight by 2050.