Health care question Republicans must answer

Gov. Scott Walker has proposed a credible alternative to Obamacare that would protect those with pre-existing conditions without the federal coercion.

Global economic weakness may be new norm

Investors are clearly jittery, with good reason. U.S. economic news has been good though not great lately, but the world as a whole still seems remarkably accident-prone.

Social Security attacks are a dubious strategy

It’s remarkable that most of the Republicans who would be president are lining up for another round of punishment by attacking Social Security.

Are we headed for a four-party moment?

The usual methods of co-optation by which Republican and Democratic politicians have maintained cohesion within their respective big tents are proving remarkably ineffective.

Time for normal rates and more wine

Interest at zero is an emergency setting. Why do we still have a Fed policy designed for an economy that needed life support?

Hitchhiking can be dangerous, even for robots

So who killed hitchBOT? The friendly hitchhiking robot made it across Germany, the Netherlands and Canada with nary a scratch, its treks followed by children and technology enthusiasts worldwide. Alas, the U.S. proved less welcoming: Last weekend,...

Why Russia vetoed resolution on downed Malaysian plane

Russia, which has always jealously watched the practice of American exceptionalism, wants the same treatment.

Corporate sellout of national treasures

While we Americans celebrate the 100th anniversary of our National Park Service, Washington is literally stripping “service” out of the National Park Service.


Could Block Island wind farm be first and last?

It is remarkable, in an unfortunate way, that this will be the nation's first offshore wind project.

New London's great debate

City voters who watched (or will take the time to do so) were treated to a substantive debate.

Learning behind bars

Studies show that prisoner education is cost-effective in reducing recidivism.


Government jobs invested in manufacturing poverty

Where are all this poverty and child neglect coming from and how can they be reversed? Why do so many kids today have poor parents or none at all?

Krauthammer was right, Obama was transformative

Obama became president "to do something" and he certainly has.

Obama ‘reset’ invited Russia’s aggressiveness

Vladimir Putin’s contempt for the American president is clear in his increasingly aggressive moves against Eastern Europe.