Immigration reform is in the hands of moderately conservative Republican senators who have to choose between solving a problem and facing right-wing retaliation.
What is the source of the division between Sunnis and Shi‘ites, and how prevalent is this bifurcation in the Islamic world, a community of more than 1.6 billion?
It's note an all-or-nothing debate: We can be far more mindful of privacy than we have been without gutting the government's ability to stop future attacks.
Libertarians have the virtue of a clear creed. They can keep hold up their dream of perfection because, as a practical matter, it will never be tried in full.
What is President Obama fighting for? How he answers will have more to do with his success or failure than all the Republican congressional investigations combined.
Nuclear weapons have no real utility to North Korea other than as deterrence of attack or invasion. The threat of their development is a propaganda asset.
The calls for so-called humanitarian war in Syria are a textbook case of the triumph of hope over experience.
Let us again admire Kenneth Feinberg, a public servant who demonstrates that justice and common sense are still coordinates in the national psyche.
Tax evasion is a serious crime. But many business leaders, along with some politicians, seem to consider tax avoidance as American as Apple Inc.
It’s time to take another look at the idea of national service, which could revitalize the country and relieve the economic pressure on its youth.
You wonder if the president might find himself singing a variant on Kermit the Frog's anthem about the burdens of being green: It's not easy being Barack Obama.
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