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.
The Toyota recall and now its apology are reminders of the risk in pursuing market dominance and profit maximization. Wall Street is still learning the lesson of growth at any speed without regard to the safety of shaky mortgages.
Tension among alliance members compounds the challenge of the task at hand (Afghanistan) and a larger universe of threats for which NATO must prepare -- such as a nuclear Iran.
The Obama health care plan includes a policy shift toward price controls on insurance rates. That wouldn't be necessary if Congress first contained medical inflation.
It looked sincere, it sounded sincere, but only actions over time will give it the ring of authenticity.
A Pew study finds a $1 trillion gap in state obligations for pensions and health benefits of government workers. Rather than a federal bailout, many states need to follow the reforms of more frugal states.
Other countries that use the euro want to see proof that Greece is taking painful austerity measures before they spell out what a rescue might look like. It's a return to concern about 'moral hazard' -- which got trampled in the rescue of the US financial system.
Obama's 2011 deadline for a US pullout has pushed Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan into action. The capture of Taliban commander Baradar fits into a contest for influence.
The unity government that joined strongman Robert Mugabe with democrat Morgan Tsvangirai a year ago has lasted longer and accomplished more than many people expected. But it's in trouble, and needs a push from neighbor South Africa.
Financial markets are alarmed by the public spending binge in Greece, causing a slide in the euro. The lesson is basic: Countries with high deficits, including the US, must get their fiscal house in order.
Iranian opposition hits the streets in face of shah-like brutality and pro-government rallies. Khamenei's tactics only highlight his illegitimacy.
The use of 'service learning,' unlike general volunteering, connects good deeds to academic work. Students engage the real world, and stay in school.
The Prius recall by Toyota is another wake-up call for the Japanese to shift their corporations, government, and society to a new economic strategy.
The likely presidential winner, Viktor Yanukovich, was once the villain of the 'Orange Revolution.' He needs to bridge deep divisions at home and abroad -- and revive a badly beaten economy.
Of everyone in Washington, he’s in the best position to move Republicans and Democrats toward solutions, especially on jobs.
Revenue-hungry states are asking why Congress bans sports betting. Their attempts to repeal a 1992 law must be resisted. Sports must not be corrupted by gambling.
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.