Save tourist beaches or marine life? Protect coastal homes or marshes for birds? Such choices during the Gulf oil spill point to a need to rethink human life on the planet -- just as the spill itself does.
As trust in big government and big business erodes, momentum for slow, local living could build.
The odds are rising that industrial nations will coordinate a substantial bank tax to reduce high budget deficits while shielding social programs.
Turkey's Suat Kiniklioglu says this Israeli government has gone too far.
Our enemies no longer need to win a war, or even a battle, to bring the nation to its knees.
The BP oil spill is just the latest example of questionable corporate action that's prompted calls for stronger government regulation. Yet the more profound reform would come from absorbing the lessons of a game with no referees.
Until Hamas accepts Israel’s right to exist and stops launching rocket attacks, Israel may have to continue the Gaza blockade.
An independent probe and a vigorous push in the peace process are needed in the wake of the Israeli storming of a flotilla bound for Gaza, and the resulting deaths.
Israel’s raid on the flotilla headed for Gaza was no accident. It was a massacre. And the world community must not allow it to stand..
Failing to repair and keep afloat the USS Olympia, a heroic ship of the Spanish-American War, would say a lot about America’s priorities.
Bill Clinton’s offer to Joe Sestak may be unseemly, but it doesn’t appear to break federal law.
The No Child Left Behind Act has crowded out civics learning in America's schools. It's more than memorizing the names of all the presidents, as former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor shows with her "iCivics" computer game. I tried it, and learned something.
Just trying to prevent similar human-caused natural disasters with more government rules doesn't get to the deeper need for humans to act even more morally in a complex, high-tech world.
Amid wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, we must not forget those who have died in the line of duty.
We can stop our rude, crude, online ways through a new era of Internet etiquette and by using tools that give us time to cool off.