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.
He isn’t fighting Wall Street as much as lawmakers who take campaign money from the financial industry. To win passage of reforms for the industry, the president needs to take on Democrats with sticky fingers and who ignore Main Street.
The moral of the Tiger Woods story is that adultery leaves a trail of destruction. It can be avoided.
Muslim women who want equal rights are turning to Islam’s primary authority – the Koran. It’s a smart strategy.
The US cannot simply emphasize the numbers. It has to focus on quality training for the Afghanistan National Army.
The Obama speech after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize defines a new vision for a superpower seeking help against new kinds of threats.
The EPA ruling on global warming and carbon emissions is the wrong way to win over the Senate and to cut a deal in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Obama would apply some of the TARP funds to job growth and some to deficit reduction, which reduces the impact on both jobs and the deficit.
All things considered, NATO has done well – so far – in responding to President Obama's request for more troops.
Progress at Copenhagen in curbing global warming may come from countries such as China and India wanting business in the solar and wind industries.
The central bank, more than the White House or Congress, can boost lending to small firms, the largest source of new jobs. That's why the Senate must give Ben Bernanke a second term.
One key is not setting a final exit date, which would only allow the Taliban to wait out the US.
General concern about creeping Islamic power, rather than a critical national problem with mosques, appears to have produced the Swiss minaret vote banning construction of the towers.
China and US cooperation in promoting such vehicles is a concrete step against global warming. But how to measure claims in miles "per gallon"?
For many people, the last Thursday of November is one of faith, feasting, family, friends, football, and fun. But it's also a measure of the American character for generosity.
Is Medvedev the lapdog of Putin? Or is he biting his mentor's ankles? No one knows, which makes taking sides a dangerous guessing game, particularly for the White House.
Obama has wisely resisted various ideas in Congress to boost private hiring through direct government action. But there may be tax incentives that can work – with trade-offs.
You probably never heard of the new president and foreign policy chief of the European Union – Belgian Herman Van Rompuy and Briton Catherine Ashton. That may be their strength.