True, it is not in as dire shape as Medicare. But this bedrock program is still a concern, and in 2010, it actually ran a deficit.
Just as the international community had to come together to stem the financial meltdown from contaminating the entire world economy or prevent massacre in Libya, it must now intervene in Japan to prevent radiation from poisoning the planet.
The debate over what’s fair isn’t just political rhetoric. It defines not only our individual interactions but also the very fabric of society.
With Qaddafi's forces unable to take Benghazi and the rebels stymied in moving westward, a deal between the two sides may be the only path forward.
President Obama was clear and decisive in his speech about Libya. But that does not mean the way ahead is easy. The 'Obama doctrine' of ceding more responsibility to coalition partners has its risks.
Claims of 'McCarthyism' in the wake of the Peter King hearings threaten to suffocate a vital discourse on Islamism just when we need it most. Even as cries of 'Islamophobia' seek to smother debate, Muslim Americans must speak up, and out loud.
The recent assaults on New York Times photojournalist Lynsey Addario and CBS foreign correspondent Lara Logan underscore the new dangers that female journalists face in covering conflict in a culture where the clash of liberal and traditional values is especially intense.
Sen. Dick Durbin is holding Senate hearings on anti-Muslim bigotry today – an important move in the wake of Peter King's hearings on Muslim-American radicalization. Casting suspicion on all Muslim Americans violates American ideals and weakens a first line of defense against extremism.
In his speech about Libya last night, President Obama articulated his thinking about intervention quite clearly – and it's quite clearly unacceptable.
An AT&T takeover of T-Mobile could reduce competition and choice and raise prices.
Robin Bew, chief economist at the Economist Intelligence Unit, discusses debt levels in the West, Obama's handling of the economy, capitalism in China, and why a message of fear often drowns out one of the great 'good news' stories of our time.
Would President Hillary Clinton have waited weeks to come to the aid of Libya's freedom fighters?
Congress's habit of ignoring Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution has arguably cost taxpayers trillions. And now it seems to be happening again, with Obama's military action in Libya.
As the world's third largest economy struggles to get back on its feet, the long-term effects starts to become evident.
Bernard-Henri Levy, the French author and philosopher, played a key role in convincing French President Nicolas Sarkozy to recognize the Libyan rebels' transitional government and establish the no-fly zone. Here he discusses the mission in Libya and the importance of ousting Qaddafi.
From unruly classrooms to failure to learn, everybody agrees that public education is in trouble. Turning it around is urgent not just for the present but the future