The bad news is that Washington has to make hard choices now to avert disaster. The good news is that some members of Congress are showing real political courage.
Future opportunity for US growth depends on whether President Obama focuses on Southeast Asia, not just China and India.
A new eminent domain law in Utah authorizes seizure of some of the federal government's vast land holdings. It's designed to pick a fight with Uncle Sam.
The Greece debt crisis should be a warning. History shows that unless this buildup of sovereign debt is tackled eventually by raising taxes and controlling spending, then there are only two outcomes: default or high inflation.
Chinese authorities have seized on the Shanghai Expo 2010 – the largest in history – as another chance to enhance 'soft power' that is generated by the spread of cultures, values, diplomacy, and trade. The expo opens this weekend.
With its bonds rated as junk, the debt crisis in Greece must prompt Athens to take far greater austerity measures than originally planned. Political leaders and the public must find the courage for the necessary sacrifice.
Detroit is ideal for urban farming, with the city beginning to provide a model for the world.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim pushed Tuesday for an Iran nuclear fuel swap deal during a visit to Tehran. But Brazil's resistance to US pressure for UN sanctions on Iran might backfire.
Thomas Schroeder from Norden adjusts his turbine-kite at the North Sea coastal holiday village of Norddeich, Germany, on Monday.