Sarkozy, Obama, and the other leaders at the G8 should be evaluating the policies that have brought them to the brink of financial ruin. Unfortunately, their attention will be elsewhere: on Internet regulation, for one thing.
Foreign corruption undermines development, US interests, and ultimately US security. The fight against foreign corruption and the success of US policy are linked. That's why the US needs to implement country reports on corruption to increase transparency and encourage change.
Oprah Winfrey shares with the great existentialists an indomitable pursuit of two fundamental questions: Who are we? What can we become? And she has shed light on the possibility for a far more hopeful, productive answer to these questions than our traditional existential heroes.
The Supreme Court ruled that overcrowded prisons in California amount to cruel and unusual punishment. Reducing the prison population does not have to pit human dignity against public safety.
'The Oprah Winfrey Show' ends May 25 but others who dispense wisdom will fill that American demand for self-help advice. Oprah had her turn, and knew when to quit.
Puritans confronted the weight of sin. The obese contestants on 'The Biggest Loser' face up to the sin of weight. Both know that willpower alone isn't enough to conquer bad habits.
Though women have crowded out the guys in classrooms, they still find themselves to be the outsiders in most career fields. It’s not just work/life policies and misogynistic office environments that are stifling women's progress. The truth is, women still have a confidence problem.
When Mitch Daniels decided not to run for president, many Republicans were disappointed that their dream candidate bowed out. But the current field may not be as weak as people think.
During President Obama's state visit to Britain, he could learn how Prime Minister David Cameron is creating a 'big society' of givers who donate time and money. The idea is barely flying yet but may have lessons for the US.
There is one hopeful note in the case of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's alleged sexual assault of a New York hotel maid. The maid's story was believed and quickly acted upon. And after an initially defensive reaction to DSK's arrest, the French now face an opportunity for self-reflection.
Newt Gingrich's candidacy revives an old question: How relevant is adultery when it comes to choosing a president?
In just 10 years, the world for the first time will be more middle-class than poor. That will tax resources and set up conflicts. But with more people free from just trying to survive, the arts and sciences should boom as well.
President Obama had to push concrete US positions to get the Israelis and Palestinians on board the freedom train in the Middle East.
Too much freedom causes analysis paralysis. That’s why Chipotle is successful, workaholics are happy, and retirement can be such a letdown.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak discusses Netanyahu's US trip, Israel's need to make a bold peace proposal, and whether Israel can work with the newly unified Palestinian Authority.