As the nation's economic engine continues to sputter, Americans are wondering when the administration's promised "recovery summer" is going to start. From a peak annual growth rate of 5 percent last autumn, the measure of gross domestic product slid to 3.7 percent in the first quarter of 2010 and was down to 2.4 percent by the end of June.
With Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's Senate confirmation all but assured later this week, the only guessing game left is the margin of her pending victory.
Politicians and scholars who challenge the conventional thinking on military and foreign policy are often dismissed as out-of-the-mainstream isolationists. It would be unfortunate if that is the fate of Andrew J. Bacevich. His engaging and insightful book is a timely analysis and critique of contemporary and historical defense policies.
I am disgusted by the fake outrage expressed by the Obama administration over the publishing of leaked documents ("White House blasts Wikileaks for documents leak," Web, News, Monday).
John Roos will be the first U.S. ambassador to Japan to attend the annual commemoration of the bombing of Hiroshima.
Obama was excoriated for continuing the Bush administration's strictest national security policies, including indefinite detention, military commissions and a "targeted kill" program that authorizes the government to take out suspected terrorists anywhere.
In Pakistan, President Obama is about as popular as President George W. Bush was before he left office, a new Pew poll shows.
Republicans will pick up a minimum of 10 state legislative chambers in November, putting the party in a much stronger position for the coming battles on redistricting and the battle for control of the House, Republican State Legislative Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie predicted Thursday.
Chelsea Clinton is getting married, and we all wish her well on the biggest day of a girl's life. Bill and Hillary were the focus of scandal and controversy, left, right and in-between, but never the first child. Chelsea's parents and the press deserve credit for preserving her privacy when she was growing up, first in the governor's mansion in Little Rock, Ark., and then in the White House. That's as it should be.