Democrats have now cemented the idea of expanded health care insurance coverage in US politics. The GOP erred on that point. But both parties must now get medical-cost containment done right.
The CBO score on the healthcare cost of the Democrats' plan may help it become law. But it is not the final word on costs. There's politics to account for.
A movie like "The Blind Side," with Sandra Bullock and depicting a real scholar-athlete, has a lesson for the NCAA in this March Madness: Get the graduation rates up for players, especially blacks. Otherwise, Uncle Sam may be on your case.
The Obama trip to Indonesia can build a bridge to the world's largest Muslim country, countering Al Qaeda-tied militants in Southeast Asia. It can also counter China's expansion in the region.
Obama must persuade Israel that peace with the Palestinians is a 'vital' interest, and not merely a common one.
The FCC gets the national broadband plan largely right, pushing private-sector competition while helping hard-to-reach populations.
The No Child Left Behind Act was fundamentally correct in demanding standards and testing of public schools. But the Obama plan would correct its flaws.
White House 'drug czar' Gil Kerlikowske lays out his most thorough arguments yet against marijuana legalization. They help clear up confusion over White House drug policy, and can serve as talking points for parents and officials.
Forget the jobs bill. Obama's plan to boost exports by breaking down foreign trade barriers is the fastest way to employ jobless American. But will Obama be tough enough for the task, especially with China?
The Senate jobs bill eases hardship by extending unemployment benefits to the long-term jobless. But it also raises the question of whether these benefits have become another entitlement.
Obama's pursuit of immigration reform this year must focus on the bipartisan idea of a national worker ID. It would do more than the jobs bill to open up work for the unemployed.
The FCC broadband plan to bring fast Internet service to all American households must encourage competition to bring down prices, improve service, and increase accessibility.
Recent bombings underscore the perilousness of the Iraq elections on March 7, and the consequences for the US and the Middle East. Still, the general trend has been positive, and that's encouraging.
The issue of federal funding for abortions -- indeed abortion itself -- can't be ignored. This divisive issue needs legislative solutions, not more court decisions.
Dropping Saturday delivery is just one idea from a cash-strapped US Postal Service that deserves support from Congress and unions.
An underwater mortgage -- or owing more than a house is worth -- is still a debt obligation. If too many people walk away and default, even if they can make payments, America will face a moral crisis.
The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday that could result in striking down a handgun ban in Chicago and other places. But beyond that, the court must clarify how fundamental gun rights are. They shouldn't be viewed as equal to free-speech rights.
The Feb. 25 India-Pakistan talks, while welcome, did not go well. The US must intervene in this South Asian rivalry to keep it from affecting the Afghanistan war.
The summit was Obama's last big chance at public persuasion on Democratic health care. Now he needs to cut a deal that will necessarily disappoint liberals in his party.