A year into his term as the first nonwhite US president, Obama has played down the issue of race relations. Jump-starting the economy is what will best serve Americans of all backgrounds.
He follows a risky strategy by pushing Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate ‘final status’ issues such as borders and Jerusalem. He’s also showing commitment.
The US and the international community are quickly mobilizing to help. But Haiti will need sustained assistance.
Baseball -- and all of sports -- will have to grapple with how to police performance-enhancing drugs far into the future.
It wants Americans to have a ringside seat as the House and Senate work out a compromise on health care legislation. The idea is not as simple as it sounds.
This month, Kansas considers dropping the death penalty. It should join the national trend and abandon capital punishment.
The White House connects the dots by reviewing Flight 253. Hindsight has its benefits -- and its limits.
Vote in Senate soon against EPA action on global warming requires him to prove that carbon limits will boost the economy and create jobs. After the Copenhagen failure, he has a weak hand.
The Obama administration takes concrete steps after the Christmas Day bombing attempt on Flight 253. But some of the decisions carry risk.
The closing of the US Embassy in Yemen shows the difficulty of beefing up the American counterterrorist effort in the Arab world’s poorest country.
The media are full of reports of the worst decade, America in decline, the end of the US century. Actually, much points to a hopeful future.
Drop the partisan politics and knee-jerk security measures resulting from the Christmas Day attack. Focus on what’s useful: passenger screening and terrorist watch lists.
A White House meeting with dissident Shirin Ebadi would send a signal of US support for protesters. The Islamic regime fears the ideals that Ms. Ebadi champions – even to the point of arresting her innocent sister.
The suspected jet bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, says he was trained in Yemen, the lawless land of Al Qaeda affliates. Obama might be able to prevent more suicide bombers with preemptive action in that growing terrorist haven.
The president’s cyber czar has the right credentials for this important job, but he’ll need Obama’s visible backing to do it.
The business model for the US Postal Service is broken. Some tough decisions lie ahead, including reducing labor costs and cutting service down to five days.
Even after the passing of this most respected Islamic scholar, the idea of Montazeri that the legitimacy of leaders comes the people will continue to fuel protests in Iran.
Universal broadband is too big a job for the private sector or the feds. Both will have to work together to provide high-speed Internet access to everyone.
The world’s largest carbon emitter must submit to outside review of its efforts against climate change for the US and others to sign an agreement.
Iran’s snub of US overtures for engagement -- such as its test of the Sajjil-2 missile -- give Obama the moral high ground for tougher economic sanctions.