In the ongoing pre-primary, presidential hopefuls will do almost anything to stand out. It won't make much difference to voters on Nov. 8, 2016.
Nations don't have to sing "Kumbaya" together. But even a chilly peace can make the world a better place.
Travel with refugees on the underground railroad from Syria to Germany. You'll feel their courage, resourcefulness, and humanity.
Eastern Europe has been free to choose its own destiny for only a quarter century. Little wonder that it is wary of the big powers on either side.
The Internet allows everyone to be a publisher. But just beyond your first "Hello, world" you'll encounter a world of reaction -- sometimes fun, often cruel.
The young men and women who go through the US military's Ranger School aren't motivated by fame or fortune. They are motivated by values and causes that can't be publicized or monetized.
The US-Saudi relationship epitomizes the old maxim that nations don’t have permanent friends or enemies, only interests.
In the 70 years since the end of the war in Europe, the world has faced grave challenges. But it has also built a remarkable peace.
Cybersecurity is a growth industry for one big reason: The Internet is the biggest growth industry of our time.
From Galileo's rudimentary telescope to the mighty Hubble, our ability to peer deeper into the cosmos affects how we see ourselves.
Ricky Jackson's four decades in prison for a crime he didn't commit is the story of injustice, perseverance, and, most of all, grace.
Child care in today's economy is a problem with millions of patchwork solutions, many far from ideal. Can we do better for kids and parents?
Every generation deals with the desperation of terrorism. Every generation of terrorists learns how futile their cruelty is.
Political dynasties and political newcomers both have pluses and minuses. In the end, voters must focus on the individual.
To defend and expand the 'vital center' of society, it is important to understand what the extremes are saying and doing.
All Americans must walk across the bridge together.
The recovering American economy isn't just good for individuals, families, businesses, and communities. It is important in the global war of ideas.
Extremism is a shallow concept, an easy answer in a complicated world. One part of fighting extremism is encouraging deeper thinking.
Society is developing smarter, more compassionate, more effective ways of reforming juvenile offenders.
Smart, sensitive policing is crucial in fighting crime and building healthy communities. And healthy communities build healthier ones.