Obama did successfully block the hard right program of slash-and-burn budget austerity, which almost certainly would have plunged the economy back into recession, as it did in Britain. But once again, come November, how much credit will he get for avoiding another downturn?
Absolutely nothing happened at the G-20. And for nothing to happen on a global scale, with markets around the world as precarious as a glass sculpture above a nuclear test site located on an earthquake fault in a sandstorm, is exactly what everyone was praying for.
Detailed talks have begun on political transition in Syria.
It is time to recognize that some companies that fish and sell tuna under the "dolphin-safe" label do not accord dolphins the same protection as the Mexican fleet, and it is also time for them to face the facts, just like the Mexican fleet did years ago.
As the unsuccessful G20 meeting came to an end, the Mexican hosts played the music "Nessun Dorma" from Puccini's Turandot. One can only wonder about ...
Forget the Wisconsin recall. We are into the last two weeks of June with a calendar loaded with answers to questions that will determine the course of the rest of this year, economically and politically.
At a crucial moment in world history, a meeting with potentially historic ramifications is about to take place: a joint meeting of the G20 and B20 -- the heads of state and government of the world's 20 major economies, and the major business organizations of those nations.
At first glance, working conditions in Mexican factories, mining projects and even drought may seem like local issues. But not if we want a world based on justice, gender equality and a respect for human rights.
If all G20 members denied corrupt officials entry to their country -- something that nine countries have already done according to the Anti-Corruption Working Group -- that would be a powerful disincentive to get caught with your hand in the public till.
Tuberculosis is a political disease. And like many neglected infectious diseases, it won't stay silent for long.
I discovered that the biggest NGOs and NGO coalitions here in Los Cabos are advocating for many of the same food security and nutrition issues, but also have some differences.
We're suggesting an audacious but achievable goal. Here it is in a nutshell: deliver food and nutrition security for all by increasing food production and productivity by 50 percent by 2030.
If the international community chooses to seize this moment to promote a new distribution of opportunity -- one that empowers people to challenge and overcome injustice -- we can unleash the potential of individuals and society as a whole to live in health, dignity and justice.
The global economic orthodoxy is being widely rejected by people who are pessimistic about the direction their country is taking. Most people have little faith that the lives of their children and future generations will be better off.
For decades, governments in advanced economies have been reaching compromises between those on the right and those on the left by kicking the can and the bill to the next generation.
Considering the endless list of problems the world faces today, from the economy to the environment, we could really use some new voices, fresh ideas and diverse perspectives.