But Pentagon officials say Kyrgyzstan's move to close a supply route won't impede operations in Afghanistan.
Readers write about the ripple effect that the US's treatment of its prisoners has on others, erroneous reports from the Middle East, how President Obama is doing so far, and the circumstances that influence green purchases.
It'd be a risky pick, but his record as governor speaks for itself.
January's loss of 598,000 jobs hit factory workers and professional and business-services employees hardest.
Obama points to new jobless numbers in urging quick action.
New construction has stalled across the US, as the faltering economy chokes off a key source of funding.