Lack of honesty helped trigger the economic woes in the US and Europe. Greater honesty will help reverse them.
A Palestinian bid for statehood recognition by the UN Security Council will be vetoed by the US. Afterward, President Obama must rebuild his vision for a new style of American leadership in the Middle East.
More cash-strapped states are being lured into allowing casinos for the tax revenues. But a new book offers a close-up view of how local residents in Las Vegas are worse off than the rest of the country.
If the president and GOP dig in their heels and wait for 2012 to decide who’ll get their way on creating job, others will have to fill the void.
A year after one of the worst disasters in its history, Pakistan is again facing huge and destructive flooding. Short- and long-term help is needed.
Americans are obsessed with the economy. Gadflies like Al Gore do a service by reminding them that the problem of climate change isn’t going away.
A YouTube video argues ‘yes.’ But better higher education, not less, is what's really needed.
Americans have a long – and ongoing – history as spiritual seekers. But the ‘a la carte’ approach to religion expressed by many people today challenges religious institutions to find ways to embrace them.
A new study found 400 former lawmakers took jobs as federal lobbyists. And Hill staff members also found lucrative work on K Street. To restore the integrity of Congress, more reforms are needed to curb this exploitative practice and corrupting influence.
A new book by dissident writer Liao Yiwu chronicles the rise of Christianity in China, where even the Communist Party wants to adopt Christian values.
Soon after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Monitor ran an editorial from the perspective of 2011 on how America had changed. Were those predictions spot on?
Wednesday's debate between Republican presidential candidates revealed big differences on US military intervention abroad. Yet history shows a candidate's words may not predict his actions as president.
Optimism by a president can be a force multiplier in the economy as much as government action. Obama's speech to Congress is a chance to restore his credibility as an inspiring orator and economic leader, able to persuade Americans to invest and spend.
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney breaks from the GOP's free-trade past with a plan to curb China's predatory trade practices with threats of retaliation. He's playing with fire.
A one-time 'supercommittee' tasked to find a deficit-cutting compromise must resist the siren call of special-interest lobbies. The online gambling industry, for one, is already pouncing on this panel of 12 lawmakers.
Obama's ideas to create jobs should be based on proven success, and no country is a better model than Germany. With recent reforms, it has made productive investments in a job-creating, flexible export machine.
The civil war's final battle may come this weekend in Sirte unless the new anti-Qaddafi rulers can quickly set a course for national reconciliation.
In an agreement with the Justice Department, Google admits it knowingly allowed ads for prescription drugs from Canada to be targeted at US consumers. This slip of integrity – costing it $500 million in fines – raises questions about Google's culture.
From Gandhi to Martin Luther King Jr. to Egypt's peaceful revolution, civil resistance has been proven successful. Syrians especially need to stick to nonviolent tactics now after Libya's war.
After hurricane Katrina in 2005, officials are on their toes in responding to natural disasters. Yet they also deserve praise when they prepare well for the effects of storms or floods.