Europe and the US take steps to control government spending as financial markets (and voters) roar their disapproval over deficits and debt. But countries must do more than nip and tuck. Structural reforms are needed.
More teens are beginning to realize the dangers of texting while driving. That's a good start toward halting a dangerous practice that needs as much vigilance as stopping drunk driving or fastening seat belts.
The United Nations' response to the ship sinking by North Korea needs to be forceful enough to also remind South Koreans that the world wants them to remain vigilant, not indifferent.
Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia – Russia is making progress in keeping its neighbors within its 'sphere of influence.'
The joining of the Conservatives' "big society" concept and the Liberal Democrats' power-distribution ideas may help this British coalition overcome their differences.
It bans life without parole for crimes short of murder. By doing so, the Supreme Court confirms that youths do not think or behave like adults, and should not be treated like adults under the law.
Obama must be patient as the Iran nuclear plan with Brazil and Turkey will likely falter. And then more allies can be won over to the sanctions strategy.
The Gulf oil spill has produced a gusher of lessons about oil production, consumption, and oversight.
The tradeoffs and loopholes for industry in the Senate energy bill may create the very uncertainty on energy prices that the industry wants to end.
Conservative David Cameron and Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg make unlikely coalition partners. But the world is in need of politicians who can bridge the political divide.
The five-year White House drug policy emphasizes prevention and treatment, but it could do even more.
Elena Kagan is Obama's chance to have a Supreme Court justice who can build bridges between factions on the court. Chief Justice John Roberts said he wanted to do that but so far he is failing.
The fear of contagion from the debt crisis in Greece may have helped create the reality of it in financial markets.
As the financial market slip on the debt crisis in Greece, Europe must show it is learning some lessons. Some things have already become clear.
A federal court ruling that would ban National Prayer Day, written by Judge Barbara Crabb, cites beneficial effects of prayer to the community and individuals. Are those secular benefits enough to save this official designation of a religious exercise?
Remarkably, candidates in the British election agree on a time frame to cut a record deficit. But, as in the US, they're sketchy on details about deficit cuts.
The Times Square bomb and the Gulf oil spill show that government can't always protect America by itself. It needs the watchful and caring eyes of citizens.
The Ahmadinejad speech at the United Nations conference on Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) was aimed at Israel and the US. To achieve a world free of nuclear weapons, Obama will first need to deal with Iran and bring peace to the Middle East.
Lawmakers in Congress have unveiled legislation to temper the Supreme Court ruling that allows unlimited spending by corporations and unions on political campaign ads. They could use help from Republicans who have supported campaign finance reform in the past.
The Senate debate on a financial reform bill is not focused on the two mortgage giants whose risky loans contributed to the frenzy and near-collapse of Wall Street. Why put off a needed debate on the government's future role in pushing cheap home loans?