| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
If you like paint-by-numbers, the data just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census create a picture of the United States that is not inspiring.
We spend the biggest part of our day — 9 hours and 12 minutes — commuting...
| Aug 10, 2013
The "Arab Spring" may not have succeeded in bringing democracy to the Middle East. But it has provided powerful evidence of a different phenomenon: the illusion of U.S. influence over governments we once considered our clients.
Take Egypt. Before 2011,...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:51 PM
How can Secretary of State John Kerry succeed in the "Mission Impossible" of negotiating an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement when he faces the same intractable issues that have derailed so many previous peacemaking efforts?
Skepticism about Kerry's...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Hefty export growth has pushed the economic recovery for many cities around the country, but the U.S. is still below its potential.
The top 100 metro areas in the U.S. account for 64% of the nation's total exports, and all but one of these regions had...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Recent satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has greatly expanded its uranium enrichment capabilities. The nation just promised to launch more long-range rockets "soon." And, reportedly, labs in Pyongyang are hard at work developing nuclear-armed...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 10:43 AM
WASHINGTON –A failure by Congress to support President Obama’s proposed punitive strike on Syria would encourage Iran, Syria and their militant allies to press ahead with efforts to develop and use weapons of mass destruction, the White...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 3:37 PM
TEHRAN -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appears to be outmaneuvering hard-liners with his move Thursday to take control of stalled nuclear negotiations and in curbing bombastic vows to defend ally Syria from threatened U.S. airstrikes.
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:58 AM
For the past two decades, schools across the country have pushed students to take high level math classes even when they aren't prepared for them. The result, says Tom Loveless in a blog post from the Brown Center on Education Policy, is that students...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Just weeks after the U.S. House Republicans made a purely symbolic move to dismantle No Child Left Behind, the law that forces schools to report standardized test scores, standardized testing season hit our household.
By testing season I don't mean...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Stefanie Trop decided to live in Butchers Hill, a 7-minute walk from the Johns Hopkins medical campus, because all her friends live and work in the city and she didn't want to drive to school.
"It's not always the most pleasant walk; it's not very...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:27 PM
WASHINGTON — For the first time in several years, the annual G-20 summit won't be dominated by the Eurozone's debt troubles. But that may be little comfort to world leaders gathering this week in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In addition to sharp...