In a meeting Monday with university leaders, Obama pushed for ways to lower tuition and other reforms. But he must tie federal aid to holding faculty accountable for what students learn.
The voters' blow to Putin in the Russian election is another example of the different popular reactions to inept economic management – and is part of the global contest between models of governance.
As Israel warns of attacks on Iranian nuclear facilities, Obama must strongly embrace a cold-war-style strategy of containment. Iran's regime is based on flawed ideas that can collapse it.
Two governors have asked the DEA to reclassify marijuana for medical use. But their real problem is in not opposing the backdoor ruse for legalization of cannabis.
Merkel seeks fiscal prudence and other German-like economic practices in euro countries in return for more bailouts or Eurobonds. Is Berlin now Europe's moral leader?
Burma's regime seeks distance from China by welcoming a Clinton visit. And the US can help bring freedom to Burma (Myanmar), but it must better understand legitimacy in this Buddhist society.
Greece ignited the euro debt crisis with a big lie about its deficit, and now the man hired to clean up its statistics faces charges of national betrayal. Keeping euro nations honest is a key to Europe's economic recovery.
The NCAA will 'examine' Penn State's loss of control over its sports program following the sex and coverup scandal. But the NCAA needs a robust solution to break the culture of sports dominance in colleges.
Protests in Cairo since Friday reveal the grab for dominance by the military and Muslim Brotherhood in coming elections. Civilian, secular authority is needed for a clean transition to democracy.
The Denver quarterback openly speaks about his religion. Is there anything wrong with that?
With the cost of retirement plans soaring, public employees need to do their part in balancing state budgets.
An international meeting later this month won’t take big steps, but it can hold everyone’s feet to the fire.
At the root of the debt crisis lies a bigger question: What kind of union do Europeans want?
California and other states have created nonpartisan commissions to redraw congressional districts. The result may be more competitive races and a healthier democracy.
A child-sex scandal shakes a university and takes down a revered football coach. But students have the opportunity to help restore a high moral and ethical standard.
It’s more than renewing a driver’s license online. It’s a way for governments and the people they serve to hold a two-way conversation.
Public anger at Washington is at a high. But perhaps the much-admired military has qualities that can rub off on the rest of government.
Using money or secrecy to sweep a sex charge under the rug can often lead to bigger problems. Or the accused is denied justice. Institutional biases must not get in the way.
The G20 summit in Cannes didn't rustle up more money but it did start to build a fire wall against the next big crisis after Greece. Now the IMF will ride herd on Italy's promises of reform.
British Prime Minister David Cameron called this week for more women in corporate boardrooms to break up a 'closed circle" in which men give each other high pay.