A high school year abroad is a quick and dirty way to discover just how ignorant you are. As such, it's the door to a lifetime of learning and discovery. That lesson can't be taught. It must be learned firsthand.
Fighting predatory lenders can feel a little like taking on the 2015 Kentucky basketball team, but last week the odds for millions of underdogs across America got a lot better.
If the president is serious about wanting to close the prison, and I hope he is, here are some helpful suggestions.
So we have yet another crisis in a little-known place to worry about. The difference is that, with this one, it's not hard at all to see how it could trigger a regional conflagration.
Reining in the payday loan industry has been in the works over at the CFPB for a while now, and it's not a moment too soon. Why isn't there national regulation? Although some people are willing to do so, liberals believe that our country cannot permit such behavior.
It would be easy to chock up Hillary's maneuver as politics during the beginning of her presidential campaign and call it day. But there's something more to it than that.
Call it an irony, if you will, but as the Obama administration struggles to slow down or halt its scheduled withdrawal from Afghanistan, newly elected Afghan President Ashraf Ghani is performing a withdrawal operation of his own.
We agreed that President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden have been the most trans-friendly administration ever in U.S. history. There has been much progress, but in 2015 there is still much work to be done to gain full equality and rights.
Unblinking, blind support for Benjamin Netanyahu appears to be the one issue best able to excite the Republican base.
This week, the U.S. has a chance to lead an international coalition into an agreement that would guard against any attempt by Iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. However, the decades since the Iranian Revolution in 1979 are littered with missed opportunities to resolve differences.
Harry Reid's announcement that he will not stand for reelection to the Senate from Nevada in 2016 is a major loss for the climate movement -- and yet another signal that the U.S. Senate is being transformed by today's bifurcated, parliamentary politics into an institution almost unrecognizably different from its traditions.
There is little sign that America's key allies in this fight are paying attention to all of the elements of President Obama's multifaceted approach to countering violent extremism. The forthcoming Arab Summit will further expose these differences. That can only undermine the effectiveness of multilateral cooperation against ISIL.
Who is the real Ted Cruz? His life is full of double identities and mixed loyalties. He was born in Canada, but puts on extra Texas bravado, going so far as to ask the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court whether or not his cowboy boots would be acceptable footwear.
Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan has invited several world leaders to Yerevan on April 24 to commemorate the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide. Here are 10 reasons why Air Force One should make an auspicious landing in Yerevan's Zvartnots International Airport on April 24.
In the Arkansas of my growing up, not only was smart good, but the prevailing philosophy was always to do the right thing, to show other people dignity, and to honor the common man. I'm sad to say that those days are gone. In today's Arkansas, we can't recognize a lie when it's spoon-fed to us, and we don't want to help anyone who isn't as white-bread as we are.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. As we cut down much of the Amazon forest , much of the rest is starting to die off,...