A gradual increase in US gasoline taxes would bring a host of benefits, from deficit reduction to cleaner air to less reliance on autocratic nations. But Congress needs a long-term view to take this step now.
Huckabee's biggest threat to Obama in the 2012 presidential race could be his claim that the economic recovery requires fixing America's broken family structure. But such views are not fully formed yet, which may be his weakness.
Egypt is only starting to form a democracy and the Muslim Brotherhood appears ready to adopt its theology to democratic ideals. If that holds true, Egypt will again serve as a beacon for the Middle East.
The gross atrocities committed by the Qaddafi regime against protesters in Libya are of a kind demanding outside intervention. The Arab revolt for democracy now also needs protection from war crimes.
A confluence of big-power influence runs through the tiny Gulf state of Bahrain. The outcome of protests there are critical to the US, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. Obama needs to act boldly but carefully.
In a book and '60 Minutes' interview, Sen. Scott Brown says he has 'knit back stronger' after being abused as a boy.
After his role in Egypt's revolution, Obama must lay out a strategy to promote democracy in the Middle East with actions, not just words -- and get the GOP on board, too.
The ouster of dictators in Egypt and Tunisia made it imperative for Hillary Clinton to lay out a US plan to keep the Internet open for people seeking freedom. But exactly how remains an open question.
The IBM computer Watson, appearing on Jeopardy! this week, may defeat the human players. But humanity is the real winner by gaining a better understanding of what real intelligence is.
The victory for protesters of all stripes in asserting a new Egyptian identity based on civic values can help other people in their struggle over identity.
A German company looks set to acquire America's capitalist icon, the New York Stock Exchange. It's one more example of German economic prowess, and a chance for the US to learn from 'Germany Inc.'
The largest country in Africa was also a microcosm for the continent's many challenges. Will a newly independent South Sudan lead the way?
Obama's hesitancy in demanding Mubarak leave office now may be partly influenced by Israel's fear of losing the 1979 security treaty with Egypt. But peace pacts with dictators are not the steady rock that Israel needs.
Obama implored businesses at the US Chamber of Commerce to ask what they can do for their country. But many businesses are more likely to make decisions based on investment conditions than on patriotism.
Yes, millions of Egyptians are in protesting to oust Mubarak. But this popular, largely leaderless uprising is also driven by each individual's desire for rights -- starting with the right to assembly, and expressed in how the protests are conducted.
Pentagon training of foreign military officers in the US may be the best investment in democracy. Thousands of Egyptian officers have been exposed to US democratic values, Will those officers now stick with Mubarak?
Protesters in Egypt demand they be treated with dignity -- given a real voice in a real democracy. Mubarak's plans to stay in power until elections months from now is an insult to the Egyptian people, as is today's return to state-sponsored violence. Mubarak must resign immediately.
US District Court Judge Roger Vinson's ruling Monday on the health-care law points out the possible consequences of the individual mandate -- which he found unconstitutional. If the mandate stands up in higher courts, Americans could be forced into using preventive medicine.
The fear of freedom for Egypt, Tunisia, and other Arab countries is that it might give rise to the rule of extreme Islamists, creating Iranian-style theocracies. This fear does not match the reality.
Friday's massive protests in Egypt, inspired by Tunisia's revolt, may reflect the biggest turnaround in Arab thinking. No longer must they fear autocratic rule.