As the war in Afghanistan drags into its tenth year, the United States doesn't need more martyrs. It does need to do a much better job of winning regional support for its mission. Sending innocent prisoners home would be a good start.
Though many people claimed to love Aasiya, none of them did enough. Laws are useless in the face of inadequate support systems in a person's family and friend network that can help extract one from her abusive situation.
Are Potter, Payne and Taylor winning? Is the greedy side of our human nature overcoming our natural tendency toward helping one another? Where is Mr. Smith when we so need him to stay in Washington anyway?
The president laid out his plan to move our country through this critical time in our history. His plans to embrace innovation, spur job creation and foster compromise are bold, attainable and much needed.
As we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., we are reminded of his poignant words that a "right delayed is a right denied." This is as true for reproductive rights as it is for other civil and human rights.
Terrorism will always make headlines, but given the political jockeying in Pakistan, many media groups are running alarmist, nearly hysterical headlines predicting the imminent doom of Pakistani democracy.