Osama bin Laden saw a clash of civilizations: Muslims vs. non-Muslims. He was wrong. This is a battle between the civilizations of the 7th century and the 21st century. And Bin Laden's death is a victory for all of us who choose to live in the modern world.
The killing of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan by Navy SEALs was a victory not just for America. It comes as Muslims in the Arab Spring are killing off visions like Al Qaeda's that deny individual rights in the name of authoritarian rule.
It took 10 years to find and kill Osama bin Laden. It may take much longer to kill his ideology.
The Arab Spring has inspired young Palestinians to protest for an elected, unified government. Hamas has agreed – a hint that its moderates may be gaining influence. Don't dismiss the pact too quickly.
The Raymond Davis incident shows the fault lines in the US-Pakistan relationship. The real battle being fought between the two 'allies' is in Afghanistan – the battle for influence.
In the face of onslaught, the heroes of Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' (now in theaters) decided to stop working, retreat to a valley, and try to rebuild only when the country had collapsed. What we really need to reject, Rand advised, are the flawed moral ideals that cause our economic troubles.
It's not easy to prepare an entire city for a mile-wide tornado like the one that hit Tuscaloosa in Alabama. That makes individual preparedness – and rescue and recovery – especially important. Obama will tour the area Friday.
For nearly 300 years, the European Enlightenment was the source of change for mankind. Then came China. In 32 years, it has become the second-largest economy in the world. China's examples shows that Western-style modernism is no longer the only viable route to modernization.
Obama has proven to be aloof and withdrawn on issues both at home and abroad, leaving us so far with a fuzzy picture of his leadership.
Not everyone loves Prince William and Kate Middleton. The Will’n’Kate-haters view the British public as a moronic mass brainwashed into bowing to a constitutional monarchy. But these snobs miss the mark: Real republicanism trusts, not disdains, the will of the people.
In first press conference by a Federal Reserve chairman, Ben Bernanke allowed Americans to better understand the Fed's critical reasoning on inflation – now driven by higher gas and food prices.
The White House today released the president's long-form birth certificate, more proof that he was born in the United States. But don't be surprised if this lie never dies.
Change in Iran would transform the region as a whole and is a goal on which virtually all US allies agree. So why is Obama so reticent to take a strong stance? Freedom cannot be won through timidity. Here are several key steps for a US-led effort to help make the regime crack.
Many blame Middle East turmoil or a weak dollar for rising oil prices, but they provide only a partial explanation. The chief culprit is speculation in oil markets. Fortunately, it can be stemmed with several regulatory steps.
President Obama and Republicans eye rising gasoline prices and think 2012. Too many of their responses aren't aimed at weaning America off oil.