The military's fear of retribution threatens a fragile power-sharing deal.
The true economic worth of trees isn't recognized. That has to change – and quickly.
Charges of fraud and suppression undermine confidence in voter registration.
Nuclear power can be a safe, clean, major source of electricity.
"Drug courts" could be an alternative to mandatory minimum sentences. State general-fund spending on corrections has risen 127 percent in two decades, according to a recent report.
The US must join Europe in revamping the rules of finance – for mutual prosperity.
Do what it takes to avoid a deep recession, then deal with the deficit pileup: the national debt.
Taxpayers must temporarily own a chunk of Wall Street to reset the trust at the heart of free markets.
A quarter of the world's wild mammals face extinction. But decline is not inevitable.
McCain and Obama need to say if they back Karzai's talks with the Afghan Taliban.
The US is entering an era of more active government. Can Washington deliver?
The global financial crisis needs the hope that US mortgages are trustworthy.
New York's mayor wants to break the term-limit barrier, a drag on democracy.
The US needs to boost fast Internet access. Fortunately, both presidential candidates agree.
Since 2004, voters have said 'no' to casino expansion. Now it's time to roll back legalized gambling.
Their efforts may be timid, but they show enterprise compared to Washington.
The financial bailout is not Main Street vs. Wall Street, but a rescue for the whole country.
It's up to colleges to stop the frenzy over the SAT and ACT.
Voters need to hear more on how the bailout will affect the next president's priorities.
For starters, Congress must admits its mistakes in creating a housing bubble.