After nearly every state made it easier to try minors as adults in the 1980s and '90s, several states are taking steps to send them to juvenile court. That's a more productive and less costly approach.
In Wisconsin, and now Ohio, public unions are on the defensive over collective bargaining 'rights.' Both sides need to see the larger picture to find common ground.
A choice between a robust US diplomatic program and a healthy federal budget is a false one. As events in the Arab world show, now is not the time to whack the State Department's budget.
The US is weighing a no-fly zone in Libya that might prevent Qaddafi from more attacks on rebel forces. Obama must weigh key lessons from history before acting.
The tea party freshmen in the House have shown their muscle in the skirmish over spending cuts for this year's budget. They should redirect their zeal to a much more important battle – reforming Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid.
The United Nations Security Council unanimously set sanctions on Libya Saturday, with China deciding to join in and punish a country for its human-rights violations. Such a move could set a new direction for China, as well as help the UN cope with other crises in the Middle East.
A gradual increase in US gasoline taxes would bring a host of benefits, from deficit reduction to cleaner air to less reliance on autocratic nations. But Congress needs a long-term view to take this step now.
Huckabee's biggest threat to Obama in the 2012 presidential race could be his claim that the economic recovery requires fixing America's broken family structure. But such views are not fully formed yet, which may be his weakness.
Egypt is only starting to form a democracy and the Muslim Brotherhood appears ready to adopt its theology to democratic ideals. If that holds true, Egypt will again serve as a beacon for the Middle East.
The gross atrocities committed by the Qaddafi regime against protesters in Libya are of a kind demanding outside intervention. The Arab revolt for democracy now also needs protection from war crimes.
A confluence of big-power influence runs through the tiny Gulf state of Bahrain. The outcome of protests there are critical to the US, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. Obama needs to act boldly but carefully.
In a book and '60 Minutes' interview, Sen. Scott Brown says he has 'knit back stronger' after being abused as a boy.
After his role in Egypt's revolution, Obama must lay out a strategy to promote democracy in the Middle East with actions, not just words -- and get the GOP on board, too.
The ouster of dictators in Egypt and Tunisia made it imperative for Hillary Clinton to lay out a US plan to keep the Internet open for people seeking freedom. But exactly how remains an open question.
The IBM computer Watson, appearing on Jeopardy! this week, may defeat the human players. But humanity is the real winner by gaining a better understanding of what real intelligence is.
The victory for protesters of all stripes in asserting a new Egyptian identity based on civic values can help other people in their struggle over identity.
A German company looks set to acquire America's capitalist icon, the New York Stock Exchange. It's one more example of German economic prowess, and a chance for the US to learn from 'Germany Inc.'
The largest country in Africa was also a microcosm for the continent's many challenges. Will a newly independent South Sudan lead the way?
Obama's hesitancy in demanding Mubarak leave office now may be partly influenced by Israel's fear of losing the 1979 security treaty with Egypt. But peace pacts with dictators are not the steady rock that Israel needs.
Obama implored businesses at the US Chamber of Commerce to ask what they can do for their country. But many businesses are more likely to make decisions based on investment conditions than on patriotism.