The planned Islamic center near New York City's Ground Zero is trapped in forces far larger than the project itself. All sides in this debate would do well to read President Obama's 2009 speech in Cairo about US-Muslim relations.
Facing budget shortfalls, Britain and France must make difficult choices that could reshape how Western allies meet common security challenges.
Troops now coming home from Iraq -- and those scheduled to return from Afghanistan next year -- often carry the war with them.
China has overtaken Japan as the world's second-largest economy.
Concern about childhood obesity is driving calls to ban toys that have kids clamoring for a McDonald's Happy Meal. But it is not government's role to decide the dinner menu. Consumers have the power to demand more "healthy" choices, and food producers and retailers are responding.
This milestone by China in besting Japan as the world's second-largest economy only adds to the concerns of other Asian nations about China's aggressive expansion. They welcome Obama's shift toward countering China as the dominant player in Asia.
The Gratitude Campaign encourages Americans to honor US soldiers with a hand gesture of thanks. With all due respect, I won't be taking part. Here's why.
From housing to Wall Street, government prodding and over-regulation have caused more problems than they’ve solved.
A new poll shows voters have a more positive view of Democrats.
Last year's scare over a potential H1N1 flu epidemic was a bust, the WHO now indicates. With reports of another scare over a "superbug" supposedly from India, officials and media need to act with caution and restraint without stoking fears.
The monks in Burma (Myanmar) have been leaders in past protests for democracy, a role expected of them by the Buddhist faithful who honor them for their charity and humility. Any ruler fears the monkhood in its power to withhold legitimacy.
Bills like health-care reform and financial reform exceed 2,000 pages, confusing the public. Congress should be required to write simple, direct commands like the Torah, New Testament, and Koran do.
Even as many US troops head home, we must ramp up our commitment to the 4.5 million Iraqis who’ve been displaced by war.
As a political act before November's elections, the Senate passed a $600 million border security bill, which President Obama will sign. Both parties are too obsessed with the border, when there are millions of crimes committed by employers who hire illegal immigrants.