Obama heralds the US success in meeting the August goal of withdrawing 90,000 US troops from Iraq, ending combat missions. But for the final pullout in 2011, will he also herald leaving behind a functioning democracy there -- which both Iraq and the region needs.
The Senate has so far failed to pass an estate tax bill, allowing the tax to expire this year. Two new proposals, though, aim to reintroduce the estate tax and could generate billions in revenues.
Given President Obama's continuing troubles, the 2012 election could feature a Republican such as Sarah Palin going up against a different Democrat – Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Israel may attack Iran's nuclear facilities soon. The Obama administration must insist that any strike be part of a grand bargain that finally breaks the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A US soldier explains how he keeps anger over Islamist terrorists from becoming prejudice against Muslims in general.
Divorce need not entail a fierce battle between partners. A collaborative approach can produce harmonious, creative, and lasting solutions.
The gross domestic product (GDP) fell to 2.4 percent in the last quarter. One reason could be a rising reluctance of Americans to move to jobs in other states. Congress must help revive the historically high rate of mobility in labor.
Tibet will be free once it’s shaken off the bonds of both Chinese authoriatian rule and patronizing Western pity.
Legitimate debate is one thing. But reflexive bias against Israel means even basic security efforts to defend innocent civilians are criticized as violations of human rights.
Senate Republicans this week halted the Democrats' drive toward campaign finance reform. Democrats can revive their attempt to bring needed transparency to corporate and union spending on campaign ads by compromising and reaching out to moderate Republicans.