A stray bullet hit El Paso, Texas, from the Mexican side of the border Saturday. It was the latest spillover of a war on drug barons waged by President Felipe Calderón. After nearly four years, the war needs more than a military solution.
Leaving the political controversy aside, the proposed Islamic community center would fit very well into – and improve – the urban landscape around ground zero. The same can’t be said for the sleazy shops nearby.
For decades, liberals have promised us more and more government benefits, a trend that is bankrupting America with record debt. To serve the truly needy, conservatives must work to craft a leaner welfare system that we can actually sustain.
The 33 miners, found alive after 17 days, may not be rescued until Christmas.
Nobel Laureate Michael Spence talks about lessons from China, austerity vs. stimulus, long-term investment in a politically divided democracy, and prospects for economic growth.
Direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians next week could be easily derailed. Concrete steps of support are needed -- by Arab states, the United States, the international community, and most of all, Netanyahu and Abbas.
Harvard University is moving further away from final exams. And that’s a good thing.
A report from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds Hollywood has cut its depictions of smoking by half from 2005 -- which helps explain why the percent of teens trying cigarettes also went down during the same period.
At a press conference, the US envoy to the Middle East turned back doubts about the resumption of direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. By harking back to his own experience and by pointing to the big picture, Mitchell brought hope to a process with a history of failure.
As the Gulf oil crisis subsides, Americans may still be addicted to oil. But as my own bid to live oil-free shows, reducing our energy footprint is possible if we stick together.
To prevent terrorist attacks emanating from failed states, Defense Secretary Robert Gates urges US support for militaries of troubled nations. But that argument can lead to an embrace of repressive regimes and endless foreign adventures – and it ignores the crucial link between democracy and stability.
The odd-fellow coalition of Conservative David Cameron and Liberal-Democrat Nick Clegg has laid down radical markets for redistributing power, reviving the private sector, and trimming back bloated spending. So far, they've hung together.
Facebook just launched a new location-based feature.
Faced with an untenable debt burden, America’s youth must go beyond voting and start serving in Congress. But first they’ll have to lower the age requirement.