Forget the jobs bill. Obama's plan to boost exports by breaking down foreign trade barriers is the fastest way to employ jobless American. But will Obama be tough enough for the task, especially with China?
The Senate jobs bill eases hardship by extending unemployment benefits to the long-term jobless. But it also raises the question of whether these benefits have become another entitlement.
Obama's pursuit of immigration reform this year must focus on the bipartisan idea of a national worker ID. It would do more than the jobs bill to open up work for the unemployed.
The FCC broadband plan to bring fast Internet service to all American households must encourage competition to bring down prices, improve service, and increase accessibility.
Recent bombings underscore the perilousness of the Iraq elections on March 7, and the consequences for the US and the Middle East. Still, the general trend has been positive, and that's encouraging.
The issue of federal funding for abortions -- indeed abortion itself -- can't be ignored. This divisive issue needs legislative solutions, not more court decisions.
Dropping Saturday delivery is just one idea from a cash-strapped US Postal Service that deserves support from Congress and unions.
An underwater mortgage -- or owing more than a house is worth -- is still a debt obligation. If too many people walk away and default, even if they can make payments, America will face a moral crisis.
The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday that could result in striking down a handgun ban in Chicago and other places. But beyond that, the court must clarify how fundamental gun rights are. They shouldn't be viewed as equal to free-speech rights.
The Feb. 25 India-Pakistan talks, while welcome, did not go well. The US must intervene in this South Asian rivalry to keep it from affecting the Afghanistan war.
The summit was Obama's last big chance at public persuasion on Democratic health care. Now he needs to cut a deal that will necessarily disappoint liberals in his party.
The Toyota recall and now its apology are reminders of the risk in pursuing market dominance and profit maximization. Wall Street is still learning the lesson of growth at any speed without regard to the safety of shaky mortgages.
Tension among alliance members compounds the challenge of the task at hand (Afghanistan) and a larger universe of threats for which NATO must prepare -- such as a nuclear Iran.
The Obama health care plan includes a policy shift toward price controls on insurance rates. That wouldn't be necessary if Congress first contained medical inflation.
It looked sincere, it sounded sincere, but only actions over time will give it the ring of authenticity.
A Pew study finds a $1 trillion gap in state obligations for pensions and health benefits of government workers. Rather than a federal bailout, many states need to follow the reforms of more frugal states.
Other countries that use the euro want to see proof that Greece is taking painful austerity measures before they spell out what a rescue might look like. It's a return to concern about 'moral hazard' -- which got trampled in the rescue of the US financial system.
Obama's 2011 deadline for a US pullout has pushed Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan into action. The capture of Taliban commander Baradar fits into a contest for influence.
The unity government that joined strongman Robert Mugabe with democrat Morgan Tsvangirai a year ago has lasted longer and accomplished more than many people expected. But it's in trouble, and needs a push from neighbor South Africa.
Financial markets are alarmed by the public spending binge in Greece, causing a slide in the euro. The lesson is basic: Countries with high deficits, including the US, must get their fiscal house in order.