An impressive bipartisan group of experts -- including national security advisors and secretaries of state and defense from the past four administrations -- has endorsed the U.S.-Russia arms reduction treaty. So what's the holdup?
It is an undeniable fact that most of the Taliban leaders live in Pakistan under ISI protection. If the West fails to clear Pakistani soil of these terrorist networks, we have to brace for a grand strategic failure.
The America that owned my boyhood pride -- for all its failings -- seemed a far larger place than I find myself living in today. We are, I fear, living in a country the size of a gated, restricted country club.
Behind the currency debate lies a somber reality. Most of China's exports are the result of the relocation of production outside of the U.S. -- it is American corporations that fuel the balance of payment deficit.
The U.S. must form a more serious coalition to squeeze Iran politically and economically. The call for this coalition has become more important as the U.S.-led peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians continue.
In spite of the misery and heartache caused by the recession, I have found one benefit. People have become more compassionate towards each other, and donation drives have been more successful than I've ever seen.
What kind of person would you need to become, what kind of community would you need to be a part of, and what kind of process would it take to be able to experience a twenty-first century of increasing unpredictability and loss?