The president's trip to Ghana challenges him to build on the work of his predecessors.
Obama's concessions to Moscow for a new arms treaty may go too far.
Like China with Bill Clinton, Moscow limited the television audience for the president's big speech.
Public office is a contract with voters. The exit bar should be high.
He has bought into the Bush-era detention of terror suspects with no trial. That won't keep America safe.
It should be. The conflict that severely strained US-Russia ties still simmers – showing how hard it will be to repair relations.
The heated, even political debate among the justices calls for a national race debate.
The survival of the country depends on bridging the Kurd-Arab divide.
Threats against imports from countries that don't fight climate change will backfire on the US.
Neither France nor Iran should dictate religious garb.
Such regimes are more reliant on the Internet yet they try to curb it. In the end, they won't win.
If he wants Americans to consider a "path to citizenship" for illegal aliens, he'll have to lead on "enforcement first."
Ayatollah Sistani in Iraq shows religion can play an influential, but background, role in a secular democracy.
Nigeria shows the political will to investigate, prosecute, and convict.
Government's distortion of the housing market needs fixing as much as Wall Street.
The protests reflect a wish to revamp the Islamic revolution. But how far?
Yes, there's the 'paradox of thrift.' In the long term, though, savings benefit the economy.
The West shouldn't cozy up to a regime that rigs elections against feminist candidates.
Treasury Secretary Geithner is on the right track – mostly.
The shakiness of the college admissions test is a warning about setting national standards for states.