Philanthropy is a word often associated with top hats and tote bags. But its original and essential meaning -- going back to the ancient Greeks -- is even more generous: It is about helping humanity make progress.
Obama’s policy of 'staying the course' in Syria should be weighed against worsening strategic realities in the country and region. Only a careful military program to help the rebels, including arming and training them, can stem the growing costs of US inaction.
Could President Obama use a second term to burnish his legacy on the climate not only to his country, but also to the planet?
Damage from severe storms such as Sandy is likely to escalate by the end of the century as the population grows and people continue to build along the Eastern Seaboard.
The US energy boom will boost jobs and capital spending, cut imports and carbon emissions, according to a new report. But the energy boom is not a panacea for the climate –or US foreign policy.