The Prius recall by Toyota is another wake-up call for the Japanese to shift their corporations, government, and society to a new economic strategy.
The likely presidential winner, Viktor Yanukovich, was once the villain of the 'Orange Revolution.' He needs to bridge deep divisions at home and abroad -- and revive a badly beaten economy.
Of everyone in Washington, he’s in the best position to move Republicans and Democrats toward solutions, especially on jobs.
Revenue-hungry states are asking why Congress bans sports betting. Their attempts to repeal a 1992 law must be resisted. Sports must not be corrupted by gambling.
Consistent pressure from US safety officials finally pushed Toyota into recalls and halting sales of potentially dangerous vehicles.
His emphasis on incentives may win over critics. But that effort won’t be worth it if he also waters down standards with new ‘college and career readiness’ benchmarks.
The White House shifts from conciliatory diplomacy to get-tough actions, notably in arms sales to Taiwan and in stiffer sanctions on Iran for its nuclear deceit. Obama can no longer appear to be weak, but then again, there are risks to adopting a confrontational style.
Obama’s high-speed rail plan starts America down the track to a more efficient way of transport. But this high-cost investment will need long-term commitment from the public and private sectors.
A year late, Obama presses hard for the most effective job creator: tax credits for businesses that hire new workers.
The proposed ban on burqas speaks more to the problem of integrating Muslims than to any supposed challenge to the French Republic.
Even before his State of the Union address, the president’s big reform is a tougher stance on banks. But can regulators really keep banks small by assessing risk?
Corporations need to more fully acknowledge the cybercrime threat and step up their defenses. Electronic spying on the US oil and gas industry is the latest example of the problem.
It should support a bipartisan commission to secure the country’s fiscal future.
As husbands lose jobs in the great recession, wives are coming to the rescue.
By allowing more corporate and union money in federal campaigns, the high court risks corrupting lawmaking. Watchdogs must stay alert.
By electing Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to the US Senate, voters show Obama that the economy comes first.
Rebuilding after the earthquake should not be a job only for the international community.
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.