Readers write in about the US Navy and partisan politics; deficit reduction and entitlements; government and the economy; and the middle class's deferred dreams.
While poverty has grown in the United States, it's been shrinking in Central and South America.
Kandahar is the Taliban's stronghold and target of an allied assault in Afghanistan. Can NATO win hearts and minds as well as territory?
After midterms, Congress must tackle $1 trillion budget deficit. Proposed: crack down on tax evaders, cut non-war defense spending, and let tax cuts for the wealthy expire as scheduled.
The president's health care reform plan includes tools to restrain rising health-care costs, but they may not survive future political battles.
Currency market adjustments are a major focus of Friday's G-20 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers.