Christian Science Monitor | All Stories Venezuela's Maduro confronts perils of his reliance on the military 2017-06-24T10:30:09.571000000+00:00 For more than two years he put generals in charge of everything from food distribution to new oil and mining projects, but the increasingly embattled Maduro seems aware that the military could one day engineer his downfall. Why Medicaid is central to health-care debate 2017-06-24T10:30:09.569000000+00:00 Some Republicans argue that the burgeoning program has become fiscally unsustainable, but advocates say it's more cost-effective than private insurance or Medicare. Egos are a problem in international relations, Coverage of Finsbury mosque attack was a rarity, Why American voters don’t care about the Russia investigation, The world must act against the root cause of global famine, A Catch-22 for Australia’s refugees 2017-06-24T10:08:16.922000000+00:00 A roundup of global commentary for the June 26, 2017, weekly magazine. Readers write: Older operagoers, Middle East coverage, political history 2017-06-24T10:08:16.918000000+00:00 Letters to the editor for the June 26, 2017 weekly magazine. A former exec at Trader Joe’s grows another kind of grocery store 2017-06-23T22:06:15.223000000+00:00 Doug Rauch opened Daily Table in a low-income area of Boston two years ago. The nonprofit grocery store has been a pioneer in its approach to food waste, food deserts, hunger, and obesity. Law made in secret? That's not what makes health-care bill unusual. 2017-06-23T20:45:56.968000000+00:00 In some ways, the GOP health-care legislation represents the most abnormal drafting of a big legislative package in memory. But not because of the secrecy per se. Is school too shallow? 2017-06-23T17:55:24.420000000+00:00 Basic recall and reasoning skills will not be enough to help today's students to thrive in a future job market, say some educators. Facebook wants to shift its focus to 'meaningful' online communities and connections 2017-06-23T17:21:42.386000000+00:00 In the Facebook Communities Summit Wednesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg moderated a panel to discuss the potential for social media to 'build community' across the world. New study links recreational marijuana to increase in car crashes 2017-06-23T17:09:24.933000000+00:00 In a study released Thursday, the Highway Loss Data Institute showed that Oregon, Washington, and Colorado saw car crash incidents rise by 2.7 percent since recreational marijuana was legalized in those states. Chinese food regulation sparks disapproval from 37 nations 2017-06-23T17:09:24.929000000+00:00 In a recent proposal of a WTO regulation regarding foreign food, China asked for an additional inspection guarantee on all imported goods. Those opposed to the regulation say it would affect billions of dollars’ worth of products and waste precious resources.