China's currency is making inroads in markets dominated by the US dollar --- even as Beijing manipulates the yuan's value. The US can't buy into Beijing's zero-sum view of the currency markets.
Republicans oppose the health-care law's insurance mandate because it curbs freedom. Do they oppose traffic lights, too?
No. In the Founders' vision, government's sole legitimate purpose is to protect our God-given, unalienable rights to life, liberty, and property. Yet under the influence of progressive and socialist ideas, Americans now often claim a 'right' to have certain benefits provided by others.
We may be witnessing the start of a historic process in which developments in Tunisia ignite copycat protests or milder political challenges in other Arab countries.
Modern retirement is only entering its second generation. But as Baby Boom workers clock out for the last time, expect the word "retiree" to be redefined.
Chinese President Hu and President Obama must work toward building mutual trust between the US and China when they meet in Washington Tuesday. But Obama must allay China's concerns on North Korea before the US can press China for more.
If President Hu Jintao and President Obama can’t at least begin to unwind the self-perpetuating spiral leading toward ever-deeper mutual strategic mistrust, bigger trouble awaits.
Here's a list of things to watch for as President Hu Jintao visits the US Jan. 18-21, starting with the body language between Hu and Obama.
The Arab world nervously watches Tunisia as protests force a longstanding repressive ruler to flee. Is revolution in the air?
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Because of economic interests, Western governments have too long given China a pass on a litany of egregious global and domestic abuses. But increasing Chinese aggression can no longer be ignored. When President Hu arrives next Tuesday, Obama must draw a line in the sand.
The US approach on Iran – sanctions and threats – will only drive Iran towards weaponization and undermine negotiations set for Jan. 21 in Turkey. A US-Iran deal, however, would allow Iran enrichment capabilities in exchange for a non-weapons pledge.
The militant Shiite group Hezbollah toppled the Hariri government peacefully, even if it was to avoid a possible indictment by a UN panel for an assassination. Using violence now to get its way would only make Hezbollah look guilty for the 2005 bombing, eroding its legitimacy.
Tensions are escalating in Ivory Coast, where President Laurent Gbagbo refuses to yield power to President-elect Alassane Ouattara. The international community's coordinated economic pressures hold the most hope for peacefully ousting Mr. Gbagbo and prevent mounting violence. Where diplomatic efforts have fallen short, cutting off Gbagbo's funds may turn his allies against him.
The idea that we can overcome our history and our baser instincts is the message great leaders send in times of tragedy and tension. It is the stuff of great speeches, and it is what President Obama gave the nation Wednesday night.
In the wake of the Arizona shooting, some lawmakers want to curb political speech. But raucous debate is a hallmark of a healthy democracy. Indeed, it's a safety valve that helps prevent violence, because it allows people to voice their strongly held views in hopes of persuading others.