Federal indictments of online poker websites Full Tilt Poker, PokerStars, and Absolute Poker should be a sign of further diligence against cybergambling.
The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments in American Electric Power Co., Inc. v. Connecticut, an unprecedented “public nuisance” lawsuit brought against energy companies. The courts are hardly the place to set broad policy on climate change. Even Obama agrees.
From Yemen to California, more than 90 percent of women have faced public harassment. It's not a compliment, a minor annoyance, or a woman’s fault. It’s bullying behavior. And we can't just ignore it. Here's how to respond.
A military stalemate could result in de facto partition of Libya, with Muammar Qaddafi controlling the west and rebels the east. That wouldn't be good for Libya or regional stability.
The Japanese disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is providing good lessons for US atomic plants. In either negative or positive ways, Japan's influence on America keeps growing, like shiitake mushrooms.
From car windows to iPads, new technology begins with a 'wow' and ends with a yawn -- but by then we've moved on to the new thing.
Democracy activists in Egypt are on the defensive after a series of authoritarian crackdowns. Pushback is a common trait of democratic transitions. Yet democratic reforms are vital if Egypt is to achieve real social and economic progress. Reformers must organize quickly, for the long-term.
Though we live in a world of anonymous blogs, tweets, and declining newsroom budgets, tried-and-true sources of international reporting remain available.
As President Obama and Republicans duke it out over the federal debt, they must bear this fact in mind: Growing federal debt threatens the long-term national security of the United States.
Votes in Congress on budget cuts are being closely watched by China, the markets, and others. Will Democrats and Republicans end Washington's profligate spending and help keep the US dollar as the supreme global currency?
As we've seen with France's burqa ban that went into effect this week, global religious tolerance – especially in Europe – is under threat. Growing Islamophobia threatens to undermine hard-fought freedom and tolerance in post-WW II Europe and around the world.
Much of North Korea’s population is starving, yet its government pours money into missile and nuclear programs. Such behavior seems to be the height of irrationality. But North Korea is only following the international community’s – especially America’s – example.
There are big differences between President Obama's deficit reduction plan and the one introduced last week by Rep. Paul Ryan (R) of Wisconsin. What's in common? Government would have a hard time getting bigger under either plan.
Finally, the president has put forward a plan to substantially cut the deficit. It contrasts sharply with that of House Republican Ryan. Now a full debate can begin.
Japan's leaders have two contrasting models for disaster recovery from recent history: post-Katrina New Orleans or post-earthquake Kobe, Japan. But Japan needs an approach that strikes a balance between authoritarian takeover and laissez-faire makeover.
The options available to the United States and its partners in Libya have sharply narrowed. As the US did in Bosnia, NATO and others must develop a train-and-equip program for the Libyan rebels that would help the opposition government gain control, oust Qaddafi, and establish a democracy.