Veterans Day 2011 provides Facebook fans of the Monitor the opportunity to salute relatives and friends who have served their country in time of war and peace.
President Obama just happened to 'drop by' a White House meeting with Bahrain's crown prince today even as the government brutally suppresses protests. Why the secrecy?
Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, but in the spirit of the Arab Spring, a protest is planned for June 17. Supporters want Hillary Clinton to speak out publicly on it. More useful would be a massive turnout, including men.
A recent Gallup survey of hot-button cultural issues such as doctor-assisted suicide, abortion, gay relations, and pornography reveal surprising generational differences.
At today's funeral for slain reporter Syed Saleem Shahzad, his fellow journalists in Pakistan vowed not to be silenced. A report from the Committee to Protect Journalists shows how hard that is when media deaths are treated with impunity.
A new study puts the House vote on raising the debt ceiling in the context of long-term consequences.
It's a contradiction. Qatar, the Gulf country which sits atop a huge natural gas field, is ruled firmly as a monarchy. And yet it has become a strong advocate of democracy in the Arab Spring.
Serbia's desire to join the European Union was probably a big reason for the capture of Ratko Mladic, the most-wanted man for the Srebrenica massacre. The EU's values triumphed over extreme nationalism.
In a historic speech before the British Parliament at Westminster Hall, Obama stressed the democratic values that bind the US and UK and that sustain their leadership role in the world.
'The Oprah Winfrey Show' ends May 25 but others who dispense wisdom will fill that American demand for self-help advice. Oprah had her turn, and knew when to quit.
During President Obama's state visit to Britain, he could learn how Prime Minister David Cameron is creating a 'big society' of givers who donate time and money. The idea is barely flying yet but may have lessons for the US.