The French are shocked at the sex-crime charges against potential French presidential candidate Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Yet they would yawn over Arnold Schwarzenegger's infidelity.
The crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant must prompt the Japanese to ask themselves whether their appetite for convenience is worth the catastrophic risks of relying on nuclear power stations situated on seismic fault lines.
A world with more middle class than poor by 2022 may be a challenge to social values. A rising middle-class materialism needs a spiritual response.
As Congress heads for a showdown on the debt ceiling, it should note a study that shows industrialized nations with lower debt did better during the Great Recession. The winner? Canada.
As part of its war against violent extremism, the Obama administration now claims a right to kill Americans without a trial, without notice, and without any chance for targets to legally object.
Former President Grover Cleveland – a Democrat – is making a comeback among conservatives for his strict limits on government spending. But Cleveland's principles make for bad politics, which is why there will probably never be another president like him.
As prosperity becomes the global norm, expect a sea change in social values. 'Survival' values are waning and 'self-expression' values are gaining.
The Nakba Day protests by Palestinian refugees to enter Israel were supposed to be nonviolent. Both sides failed, and they need to commit to the peaceful, democratic ideals of the Arab Spring.
Conservative Christians intent on passing 'stealth creationism' bills are dangerously blurring the line between religion and state. If government endorses their religion, the door is open for teaching any belief – whether atheist or Islamic – in public schools.
As Rahm Emanuel takes office in Chicago today, he has big shoes to fill. Mayor Daley will be remembered for many bold reforms, but his greatest imprint is the phone number 311. It revolutionized citizen access to city government and services delivery in Chicago – and the US.
Story Musgrave flew on six space shuttle missions -- and on every one of the shuttles that NASA is retiring this year. In a career of standout performances, he never forgot to savor the experience.
President Obama's speech Thursday on the Middle East is a chance for him to bring a coherent US strategy to the uneven democracy bloom of the Arab Spring, and to consult with Congress on the way forward.
Ron Paul began his third run for the White House yesterday, saying that 'people are agreeing with much of what I've been saying for 30 years.' A key hurdle: selling his foreign policy to GOP voters.
Google, Yahoo, and The Huffington Post make money on free content by externalizing the costs of production. It's time to change that. Contrary to popular belief, information does not want to be free. Creating good information is expensive – and it should cost us something.
Religious fanatics capture headlines, but the big story is that interfaith cooperation has reached unprecedented levels. This is because religious communities are increasingly laying aside denominational jargon for the language of public collaboration.