For this Israel-Gaza war, Hamas relied on better rockets and tunnels. Now Israel won't settle for a truce without a plan to disarm Gaza. Are there precedents for this idea to work?
Democrats have certainly taken up the issue with gusto in recent days, sensing a political advantage, but there's little question where the chatter started.
President Obama is not enjoying the best of times in his foreign policy, which has resulted in criticism. But President Bush went about things in exactly the opposite way and was also pilloried. Maybe this foreign policy thing is just hard.
New energy extraction methods are touted as an answer to high oil prices, Cobb writes, but they more closely resemble emergency measures designed to forestall an inevitable decline in the world's fossil fuel resources.
Even as reports show a global rise in restrictions on religion, those of faith are defending those of other faiths. This helps confirm why freedom of religion is a universal right.
Conflicts in the Middle East are drawing in young recruits from Europe and elsewhere. Needed now: An effort to channel that fervor in more constructive directions.
At least 2,000 have left to join rebel groups in Syria, dividing families from Berlin to London and creating a new security threat for the West.