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.

GOP’s zombie-like attack on Medicare

Jeb Bush often seems like a Rip Van Winkle who slept through everything that has happened since he left the governor’s office.

Cyber insecurity has to be addressed

If any of these hacked organizations had insurance to cover such a hack, the insurer would likely avoid liability because the insureds failed to take even the most basic steps to protect data.

Europe’s impossible dream masks economic disaster

How did things go so wrong? The answer is that this is what happens when self-indulgent politicians ignore arithmetic and the lessons of history.

Obama makes his case for American weakness

There’s little that Obama’s Republican critics in Congress can do about the deal other than vote their symbolic disapproval.

Strong framework to prevent Iranian bomb

A key strength of this agreement is that it brings together the world’s leading powers and outlines commitments from Iran.

Cleaning up a mess in the recycling business

The American recycling business is in the dumps. According to Dave Steinert, the CEO of Waste Management, America's largest recycling company, the industry is experiencing a "national crisis," with almost all of America's 2,000 high-tech recycling...

There's no clear consensus on a definition of rape

It might seem flabbergasting that we haven't achieved a clear national consensus about a definition of rape by now. But our disagreements are both written into law and the result of long-unresolved cultural expectations.


Trump, Hillary: Circus vs. coronation

Republicans and Democrats are following different routes to a presidential nomination.

Gas tax boost needed to meet transportation needs

One big problem is that the Highway Trust Fund, dependent on the 18.4 cents per gallon federal gasoline tax, has not increased in 22 years and is not...

China’s market mayhem

If leaders truly want to reduce the casino swings to which China’s markets are prone, reforms are necessary.


In the business world, diversity pays

This potential for market blind spots, and not do-gooder-ness, is the real reason companies need to start investing in workforce diversity.

Under attack, Katz confident she has DCF moving in right direction

The enormity of what this agency confronts is daunting. Society’s failings end up at its doorstep.

Among the ruins, a case of righteousness

One Jew is doing what he can to save Middle East Christianity from extinction.