An international meeting later this month won’t take big steps, but it can hold everyone’s feet to the fire.
At the root of the debt crisis lies a bigger question: What kind of union do Europeans want?
California and other states have created nonpartisan commissions to redraw congressional districts. The result may be more competitive races and a healthier democracy.
A child-sex scandal shakes a university and takes down a revered football coach. But students have the opportunity to help restore a high moral and ethical standard.
It’s more than renewing a driver’s license online. It’s a way for governments and the people they serve to hold a two-way conversation.
Public anger at Washington is at a high. But perhaps the much-admired military has qualities that can rub off on the rest of government.
Using money or secrecy to sweep a sex charge under the rug can often lead to bigger problems. Or the accused is denied justice. Institutional biases must not get in the way.
The G20 summit in Cannes didn't rustle up more money but it did start to build a fire wall against the next big crisis after Greece. Now the IMF will ride herd on Italy's promises of reform.
British Prime Minister David Cameron called this week for more women in corporate boardrooms to break up a 'closed circle" in which men give each other high pay.
A G20 summit of world leaders on Thursday will judge its year-long effort against corruption. With Greece as an example of what dishonesty can cause to the world economy, the G20 needs to set deadlines for action.
Latest test scores from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) reveal slow progress in reading skills since 1992. Fortunately, Congress may refocus the No Child Left Behind law on better teaching of literacy.
A popular 'adult' advertising website run by the Village Voice should go the way of Craigslist's 'erotic services' site.
Economic indicators are up slightly. Do consumers and investors perceive an end to the great political uncertainty in Washington (and Europe)?
Even other Arab dictators and Turkey are now fed up with Assad's brutality against protesters. The case for regime change builds as more Syrians stand bravely for freedom.
At a summit Wednesday, leaders of the eurozone inched forward to resolve a crisis that could ricochet around the world. Slowly they are being pushed into more European unity.
Results from Tunisia's election show a huge voter turnout but also high hopes for job creation. The West, led by Obama, must not let down this leading Arab nation.
Why try to base the economic recovery on dubious financial information from borrowers under Obama's latest home refinancing plan?
An Obama doctrine of 'strategic patience' helped to bring down Qaddafi. But Obama's impatience to exit Afghanistan only allows Pakistan and the Taliban to wait out the US.
The death of Muammar Qaddafi was made possible when his last supporters, the civilians of Sirte, fled the city. Freedom for Arabs comes in small steps for freedom – such as Sunday's elections in Tunisia.
A video of strangers ignoring an injured toddler stirs China to debate its level of empathy toward strangers. The solution? More models of altruism.