Energy, be it oil, natural gas or coal, involves core commodities to the functioning of our economic viability, and here the Department of Energy under Chu's tutelage has approached disaster.
North Korea, largely by its own choosing, has been isolated from the rest of the world when it comes to technology and communication. More engagement and inclusiveness through civil society, in non-security matters, should be afforded an opportunity.
The former two-term governor of California told me over the summer that he still believes that most things get done through "action in the center" away from the extremes.
Every day, 12 workers die on the job in America -- often because a corporation has defied regulations or ignored standard safety procedures. Many more die prematurely from work exposure to toxic materials.
Recent events create an awareness that too little guidance has been given politicians on the proper way to deal with problems that arise when the non-politically ambitious partner in an illicit affair.
In addition to pressuring the regime through sanctions and offering moral support to the Iranian people's legitimate demands, the US should follow a two-pronged approach in dealing with the opposition.
Denver's mayoral race shines a spotlight on the direction of our political process. Does one become elected to higher office through public service or by means and connections to the wealthy?
Former Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson argues that new designs for nuclear power plans should constantly be evaluated and old designs reevaluated.
The stampede to a no-fly zone in Libya doesn't solve the core underlying issues that it isn't efficacious, could rob protesters of their own narrative and even of their political legitimacy, and doesn't give them the tools they really need to win.
The National Institutes of Health has held the transfer of chimps from a New Mexico warehouse to an active research laboratory. It will instead wait for a review of chimps in research.
As Gov. Bill Richardson prepared to relinquish his office, the NIH gave him a beautiful going-away present. As he requested, they called a halt to the federal government's cruel plan to take 202 chimpanzees and subject them once again to years of experiments.
A grumpy Norwegian fishing boat captain, a Hulk necktie and nonstop rain in an Alaskan village with not a road leading out of town... if you had told me all of this was in my future, I would have wondered what odd dream you had woken up from.
It has happened before when sitting presidents have been unpopular: President Jimmy Carter faced a strong and lengthy challenge for the Oval Office from the late Senator Ted Kennedy in 1980.
The Administration should resist pressure from self-interested exiles represented by five Cuban Americans in the House and Senate. Polls demonstrate that they no longer reflect their own community.
Chimpanzees are indistinguishable from us in every important way, such as the ability to feel pain and fear, love and joy, and the desire to live with others of one's own kind.