Readers write about the US government's role in the global tobacco industry, whether the Democrats will end partisanship in Washington, and Europe's reaction to the election of Barack Obama.
Business elites and conservative governments worry about his opposition to free-trade deals.
Party leaders are likely to find congressional freshmen more independent than usual.
He’s moving fast to build his governing team, but wants to avoid endorsing the policies of President Bush, whom he visits Monday.
Some Arabs see him as more of an 'honest broker' in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. But that conflict may not be a priority.
The president-elect also pushes for a $25 billion bailout of the auto industry before he takes office.
A disconnect: Pocketbook well-being has fallen behind productivity gains.