Consistent pressure from US safety officials finally pushed Toyota into recalls and halting sales of potentially dangerous vehicles.
His emphasis on incentives may win over critics. But that effort won’t be worth it if he also waters down standards with new ‘college and career readiness’ benchmarks.
The White House shifts from conciliatory diplomacy to get-tough actions, notably in arms sales to Taiwan and in stiffer sanctions on Iran for its nuclear deceit. Obama can no longer appear to be weak, but then again, there are risks to adopting a confrontational style.
Obama’s high-speed rail plan starts America down the track to a more efficient way of transport. But this high-cost investment will need long-term commitment from the public and private sectors.
A year late, Obama presses hard for the most effective job creator: tax credits for businesses that hire new workers.
The proposed ban on burqas speaks more to the problem of integrating Muslims than to any supposed challenge to the French Republic.
Even before his State of the Union address, the president’s big reform is a tougher stance on banks. But can regulators really keep banks small by assessing risk?
Corporations need to more fully acknowledge the cybercrime threat and step up their defenses. Electronic spying on the US oil and gas industry is the latest example of the problem.
It should support a bipartisan commission to secure the country’s fiscal future.
As husbands lose jobs in the great recession, wives are coming to the rescue.
By allowing more corporate and union money in federal campaigns, the high court risks corrupting lawmaking. Watchdogs must stay alert.
By electing Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown to the US Senate, voters show Obama that the economy comes first.
Rebuilding after the earthquake should not be a job only for the international community.
A year into his term as the first nonwhite US president, Obama has played down the issue of race relations. Jump-starting the economy is what will best serve Americans of all backgrounds.
He follows a risky strategy by pushing Israelis and Palestinians to negotiate ‘final status’ issues such as borders and Jerusalem. He’s also showing commitment.
The US and the international community are quickly mobilizing to help. But Haiti will need sustained assistance.
Baseball -- and all of sports -- will have to grapple with how to police performance-enhancing drugs far into the future.
It wants Americans to have a ringside seat as the House and Senate work out a compromise on health care legislation. The idea is not as simple as it sounds.
This month, Kansas considers dropping the death penalty. It should join the national trend and abandon capital punishment.
The White House connects the dots by reviewing Flight 253. Hindsight has its benefits -- and its limits.