Florida Democrat Bill Nelson announced legislation this week that would offer tax breaks for those seeking to develop commercial spacecraft.
08/19/2010 07:37 pm
The Monitor's View Pakistan flood: Where are Islamabad's Muslim friends and China when it needs them?
The US has increased aid to Pakistan for the flood disaster. Saudi Arabia has, too. But other Muslim countries and big-ally China lag.
08/19/2010 04:52 pm
In Pictures Global Moments
A Pew poll that finds nearly 1 in 5 Americans sees Barack Obama as a Muslim can be answered by looking at his past, especially his 2006 speech about faith in politics.
08/19/2010 04:10 pm
Star Wars fans want NASA to develop faster-than-light travel, so that humans can visit other star systems. After all, in the 'Star Wars' universe, the technology was developed a long time ago, in a galaxy far away.
08/18/2010 01:41 pm
The new estimate from marine scientists comes two weeks after a report that prompted rosy conclusions from some Obama administration officials about the Gulf oil spill.
08/17/2010 07:29 pm
The expected order from President Obama would not fully lift the Cuba travel ban, but it would ease the stricter rules put in place during the Bush years. Many expect an announcement by Labor Day.
08/17/2010 07:20 pm
A Los Angeles-area Chevrolet dealer is planning to charge $61,000 for a Chevy Volt. Some would-be Volt owners report that they have gotten similar responses from other dealers.
08/17/2010 06:13 pm
The debate over the so-called ground zero mosque has rekindled an old debate over who belongs in America. It has also given us an opportunity to finally stamp out the recurring nativist impulse to exclude feared groups from our midst.
08/17/2010 04:58 pm
The Gratitude Campaign encourages Americans to honor US soldiers with a hand gesture of thanks. With all due respect, I won't be taking part. Here's why.
08/16/2010 02:42 pm