Baseball cards have gone the way of pick-up games and bike rides without parental supervision – but I bet they'll be back.
A recent Gallup survey of hot-button cultural issues such as doctor-assisted suicide, abortion, gay relations, and pornography reveal surprising generational differences.
As the virtual world becomes our substitute for direct, spontaneous experiences in the real one, we're finding ourselves bereft of genuine connection. Corporate technologists are reengineering the human personality, turning us into Homo distracticus.
Germany will abandon nuclear power by 2022. That helps Chancellor Merkel politically, but will probably cost her country economically, environmentally, and even strategically.
Enforcement-only immigration policies will further devastate immigrant communities, ravage labor-intensive agriculture, and take away countless jobs beyond the farm sector. If elected officials want US fruit and vegetable farms to survive, they need to implement smarter immigration reform.
The fundamental flaw with ACOs is the Big Brother approach of controlling costs by dictating how physicians may practice. Doctors may decide they'd rather be 'accountable' to their ACO paymasters rather than patients.
The killing of a Syrian boy is the latest catalyst for Middle East protests. From Iran to Tunisia, young martyrs have exposed a regime's brutality.
At today's funeral for slain reporter Syed Saleem Shahzad, his fellow journalists in Pakistan vowed not to be silenced. A report from the Committee to Protect Journalists shows how hard that is when media deaths are treated with impunity.
Amid a spate of natural disasters, the latest crisis on the Mississippi has reminded Americans that the river is not merely a Twain-era historical footnote, but a vital instrument of modern commerce and a powerful force in draining, nourishing – and sometimes flooding – a large swath of the US.
The quality and openness of the selection process for a new International Monetary Fund leader matters as much as the outcome. It will be key not only to the future legitimacy of that institution but to the very notion of cooperative global economic management.
The land-grab in Sudan's Abyei region serves no one, not even dictator Bashir who instigated it.
A new study puts the House vote on raising the debt ceiling in the context of long-term consequences.
In the name of capitalist hero Adam Smith, Americans are told to shop 'til they drop to stimulate our economy. But Smith actually condemned vanity-driven consumption. Are we building our economic recovery on the sand?
While its neighbors are in turmoil, Lebanon has endured with relative calm throughout this Arab Spring. What's Lebanon's secret?
It's a contradiction. Qatar, the Gulf country which sits atop a huge natural gas field, is ruled firmly as a monarchy. And yet it has become a strong advocate of democracy in the Arab Spring.