The Karzai government is talking to the Taliban in hopes of ending the war. But the outlook for these talks is as cold as an Afghanistan winter.
Shifting attitudes towards employees may make this recovery the weakest in 30 years for job creation.
Cuba's regime recently acknowledged the failures of its centralized system – eyeing the growing list of communist countries shifting successfully toward free-market economies. As capitalism makes inroads, will political freedoms follow?
The suicide of college freshman Tyler Clementi painfully spotlights the dire consequences of homophobic bullying on gay men. But a homophobic culture that condemns male affection and emotion as "gay" hurts all men – and our culture at large.
The decade-long survey of ocean species by more than 2,700 scientists revealed new forms of life and an amazing connection of sea creatures in Earth's largest habitat. But on an island near one of the deepest seas, Banda, I had my own close encounter with deep-water fish.
Republicans and Democrats who are former members of Congress write to candidates for the House and Senate and urge them to abandon the "mean-spirited" debate so common today. America's problems are too big to be solved through division.
A tax on vehicle miles traveled (VMT) was shot down last year by President Obama. But a new study by respected transportation experts – and a successful pilot program in Oregon – should revive the idea.
Newark schools need real change, not just the kind in Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s piggy bank.
President Barack Obama's campaign of images, emotions, and themes won him tremendous popularity – and the presidency. Now, his poll numbers are dragging, his followers disillusioned. To understand the 'ruler cult' cycle, we must look to ancient Roman emperors like Augustus.
Special interest groups are spending five times as much on this year's midterm elections as compared to 2006. Many of their donors can't be traced. Congress must require disclosure.
One hundred and thirty four years after the Battle of Little Bighorn, the United States is still cruelly punishing the native Americans for their resistance to white encroachment in the lands west of the Mississippi. We treat Iraqis and Afghans better than native Americans.
My friends in eastern Berlin illustrate the mental wall that still exists between eastern and western Germany, 20 years after reunification. They also reveal an east-east wall that's less talked about.
Public pensions are driving state and local governments into debt at an unsustainable rate. America must face this fiscal time bomb or these dream benefits will become a nightmare.
China's provocation of Japan over the Senkaku Islands shows a need for Obama to be ready for a crisis in Asia. He must buck up Japan and send a clear signal to Bejing.