Its economy has thrived thanks to sound fiscal policy.
Readers write about the core issue in Gaza, and why playing the blame game and war are both futile.
Readers write about teaching skills for the 21st century in school, America's continuing role as a major global power, and preventing politicians who commit felonies from keeping their government posts.
The covert push to empower Fatah failed. And isolating Hamas just made things worse. But it's not too late to change course.
Readers write about why President Bush may not be given a lot of credit, the need for Nicaragua to work with international donors, and how the time has come for compassion in Gaza.
It's war. Victory requires a superior military advantage.
2009 is an opportunity to see things differently.
Readers write about whether or not the US should consider universal healthcare, lending money only to those who can demonstrate their ability to pay it back, and why Israel should give up its occupied lands.