The monks in Burma (Myanmar) have been leaders in past protests for democracy, a role expected of them by the Buddhist faithful who honor them for their charity and humility. Any ruler fears the monkhood in its power to withhold legitimacy.
Bills like health-care reform and financial reform exceed 2,000 pages, confusing the public. Congress should be required to write simple, direct commands like the Torah, New Testament, and Koran do.
Even as many US troops head home, we must ramp up our commitment to the 4.5 million Iraqis who’ve been displaced by war.
As a political act before November's elections, the Senate passed a $600 million border security bill, which President Obama will sign. Both parties are too obsessed with the border, when there are millions of crimes committed by employers who hire illegal immigrants.
Some say the end of the printed book is nigh. They may not be wrong, but a bit hasty. And they miss the point: What books have to tell us will always reign supreme over how we read them.
Japan's course of stimulus and low interest rates will end badly. America must not follow it.
The National Popular Vote movement to bypass the Electoral College would fracture American politics and undermine important safeguards of our individuals rights.
Airline passengers once enjoyed hot meals served on china. But prices were far higher then too. A little common courtesy can make today's in-flight experience more pleasant, if no longer luxurious.
The lives of 14 million Pakistanis are disrupted by massive flooding. The US must prepare for more security crises triggered by erratic weather, perhaps caused by global warming.
Facing pressure over the Hariri assassination, Hassan Nasrallah and his Hezbollah organization are growing anxious.
The prime minister of Greece, George Papandreou, says his country is earning a new credibility after its debt crisis.
The two giants -- and now partners -- were once on opposite sides of the "net neutrality" debate. Their compromise plan has some worthy elements that Congress -- and not the FCC -- must weigh carefully in order to not ruin the Internet.