In this season of hope, let us hope that President Obama and Congress will exhibit the wisdom and bipartisanship necessary to prevent taking the nation over the cliff and will do so in a way that protects the environment, including rivers and the clean water they provide.
Of course, a multilateral agreement with a grand compromise between China and the United States at its heart will not be enough by itself to reverse the negative climate trends, but it is a necessary element in the broader solution.
How about former President William Jefferson Clinton? That's right, the Big Dog himself. Why not nominate the "Secretary of Explaining Stuff" as the next Secretary of State?
The problem for Rice is not only that she has imbibed the administration's agnosticism about the bond between religious belief and terrorism. Her flawed narratives are compounded by a lingering sense of guilt.
This is the first time since 2004, at the height of Congo's conflict, that rebels have occupied the city of Goma. A week has gone by, but the U.S. media and government have barely acknowledged this escalating crisis.
Does our government ever look at the overall picture? Nothing could be more representative of the slimy, counter-productive nature of Karzai's leadership than the bank scandal.
The fiscal cliff is bad for the economy and bad for public health. Congress and the administration must work together to protect the nation's economy and ensure all Americans have a chance at a healthy future.
In Obama's second term, there will be some things that can and should be fixed, while others will have to await their time. Obama will have to choose wisely, because his chances will be narrow and his political capital is limited -- unless we afford him more.
Problems afflicting the coal industry are the direct result of the historic attitudes of its operators -- not actually the resource itself, or the men, women and communities who produce and rely upon it.
According to reports, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is circulating an order at the FCC to lift the ban on one company owning daily newspapers and TV stations in the 20 largest media markets. And he wants to wrap up this massive giveaway just in time for the holidays.
Education beat writers demonstrate the same excellence as other journalists. The problem is Op Ed columnists and other writers who seem to know no more about schools than what they hear at cocktail parties.
If Washington doesn't agree to raise the debt limit there will be fiscal austerity amounting to nearly $1 trillion next year! Not to worry though, the U.S. has raised the debt limit 74 times in less than 50 years.
Internet freedom can nurture economic development as well as the development of democracy by encouraging political awareness. A vibrant, un-shackled Internet provides economic and political empowerment and opportunities.
Another frequent post-election question we hear is whether President Obama has a "mandate" with the results of this election. Once you're elected president, you're president -- that's your mandate!
Honestly, what did the media expect of him the night Romney lost? That he'd put a curse on Obama's second term? That his head would spin around and he'd start projectile vomiting?
It's over -- finally. Now we can return to governance which, after all, is what supposedly it's about. So time for some serious reflection on matters lost in the labored workings of our less than pristine democracy. Here are a few items to ponder with newfound sobriety.