President Karzai and the international community agreed on a path to transition at the international conference in Kabul. Whether the various deadlines, including Afghan control of military operations by 2014, can be achieved is unknown. But the plans point the way forward to Afghanistan ownership of its future.
Elena Kagan has shown a troubling willingness to defer to the tyranny of the majority, instead of upholding individual rights.
Christian traditionalists see American freedom as derived from Christian faith. That flies in the face of the historical record – and it distorts today's political debates.
US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is showing America's long-term commitment to Pakistan by announcing US development aid that will eventually amount to $7.5 billion. Assistance with electricity, water, and health are practical steps that can help build Pakistani trust in America.
With the end of the BP oil spill in sight, Obama orders federal agencies to zone human uses of coastal seas (and the Great Lakes). It won't be easy but it is essential.
Lawmakers face the difficult task of tackling the budget deficit without endangering the recovery. One way to do so is to make government more efficient.
Today's conservatives often use a jingoistic brand of patriotism to criticize rivals.
New statistics confirm that Africans have the capacity to lift themselves out of poverty and stop seemingly endless conflict.
The innovation economy depends on inventors. And inventors need more support.
The court’s Holder ruling was a crucial victory in the fight against terrorism.
State legislators and governors must redraw voter districts to account for population changes from the census. But the process often leads to a gerrymander of safe districts for incumbents. There is a better, fairer way.
As the EPA and Congress move toward emission caps on utility power plants, the coal and gas industries launch a PR war against each other. Which one is greener? Neither, and that shouldn't be lost in the climate-change debate.