* "The ten fastest-growing (and fastest-declining) cities in the world."
* On photography and a police overreach in the name of fighting terrorism.
* 'The top ten trends in global freedom.'
* Reconciling the opposing views of Obama's foreign policy.
* Last year saw a big increase in abortion restrictions nationwide.
* Seriously, Colbert's superPAC is among his finest work.
* E.J. Dionne Jr. on the Republican version of populism.
* Good read: new biography pieces together the real Romney.
* Gallery: Alexander Semenov's striking undersea photography.