Illinois' redistricting plan is poised to turn half a dozen Republican seats Democratic and could help Democrats retake the House in 2012.
Obama welcomes Chancellor Merkel on the first state visit of a European leader during his term. But tensions challenge the 'indispensable' alliance between the US and Germany.
President Obama just happened to 'drop by' a White House meeting with Bahrain's crown prince today even as the government brutally suppresses protests. Why the secrecy?
Saudi Arabia is peddling the message of sectarian division, but that’s a dangerously inaccurate misreading of the what the Arab Spring is really about. If the US wants stability in the Middle East, it shouldn’t bow to Saudi Arabia’s opposition to Shiite Iran.
If we can’t promote democratic values and responsive governance in microstates like Djibouti and Swaziland, we have no business attempting nation-building elsewhere.
For 75 years, the federal government has used tax benefits and other indirect assistance to underwrite a giant middle-class welfare state. Now it’s time for Americans to admit the truth. If we want all the 'stuff' the federal government provides for us, we’re going to have to pay for it.
Yemen's leader must not be allowed to return. America's interest lies in the democratic aspirations of young Arabs, not oil. Obama should shift the Saudi relationship to one of universal values.
A new study shows that law students are tuning out at remarkable rates, raising serious questions about what, exactly, they're learning.
No foreclosure crisis. No bank failures. No debt crisis. Low unemployment. A strong currency. Yes, Canada has a lot going for it these days. Here's why.
Women are not allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia, but in the spirit of the Arab Spring, a protest is planned for June 17. Supporters want Hillary Clinton to speak out publicly on it. More useful would be a massive turnout, including men.
The Department of Education's new rules aimed at making sure graduates of career colleges find 'gainful employment' could be a starting point for Congress to demand accountability of all higher education.
David Mech has studied Canus lupus since the 1950s, beginning in the unique natural laboratory of Isle Royale. He knows there's trouble when they collide with human habitats.
Baseball cards have gone the way of pick-up games and bike rides without parental supervision – but I bet they'll be back.
A recent Gallup survey of hot-button cultural issues such as doctor-assisted suicide, abortion, gay relations, and pornography reveal surprising generational differences.
As the virtual world becomes our substitute for direct, spontaneous experiences in the real one, we're finding ourselves bereft of genuine connection. Corporate technologists are reengineering the human personality, turning us into Homo distracticus.