A G20 summit of world leaders on Thursday will judge its year-long effort against corruption. With Greece as an example of what dishonesty can cause to the world economy, the G20 needs to set deadlines for action.
Latest test scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reveal slow progress in reading skills since 1992. Fortunately, Congress may refocus the No Child Left Behind law on better teaching of literacy.
A popular 'adult' advertising website run by the Village Voice should go the way of Craigslist's 'erotic services' site.
Economic indicators are up slightly. Do consumers and investors perceive an end to the great political uncertainty in Washington (and Europe)?
Even other Arab dictators and Turkey are now fed up with Assad's brutality against protesters. The case for regime change builds as more Syrians stand bravely for freedom.
At a summit Wednesday, leaders of the eurozone inched forward to resolve a crisis that could ricochet around the world. Slowly they are being pushed into more European unity.
Results from Tunisia's election show a huge voter turnout but also high hopes for job creation. The West, led by Obama, must not let down this leading Arab nation.
Why try to base the economic recovery on dubious financial information from borrowers under Obama's latest home refinancing plan?
An Obama doctrine of 'strategic patience' helped to bring down Qaddafi. But Obama's impatience to exit Afghanistan only allows Pakistan and the Taliban to wait out the US.
The death of Muammar Qaddafi was made possible when his last supporters, the civilians of Sirte, fled the city. Freedom for Arabs comes in small steps for freedom – such as Sunday's elections in Tunisia.
A video of strangers ignoring an injured toddler stirs China to debate its level of empathy toward strangers. The solution? More models of altruism.
Obama can't risk a big nuclear test by North Korea during the 2012 election campaign. Hints of talks with Pyongyang suggest the US is ready for a deal.
The "Occupy Wall Street" protests are a month old, but they still haven't set out specific demands. And for good reason -- most Americans blame Washington for the economic woes.
Obama and Romney see trade as the main issue in foreign policy, which helps explain why three free-trade pacts just passed Congress. But trade isn't always a matter of security. Its main purpose is creating wealth and expanding the economic pie.
An Oct. 9 massacre in Egypt shows why the Arab revolutions need moral leaders, not just mass protests, to keep them on track.
The Obama Justice Department last week began to rein in California's out-of-control medical marijuana industry. How sustainable is this new federal enforcement of the state's pot shops?
Personal attacks in politics are a mirror of a society's slide toward social incivility. How can civility be restored? The topic is attracting interest.
Three women won the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, seven years after the last award for a woman. They were honored for work on universal ideals, not just helping women, reversing the image of women as victims.
Apple co-founder Steve Jobs left a model of collaborative innovation that others can follow in creating wholly new products and services that will boost the economy.
Russia and China vetoed a UN resolution against Syria, evoking a strong response from the US and others. Arab protesters at least now know which countries are on their side.