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Critics call the G20 ineffective, but it has been key in fostering economic cooperation among the world's largest countries and helping to stave off the worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression. Though the economic stresses of the past five years could have potentially triggered protectionism, it's noteworthy that G20 members have steadfastly supported free trade.
Across the intelligence community, 70 percent of all employees are now forced to stay home in the government shutdown. We might now miss critical intelligence related to the chemical weapons in Syria or Iran’s efforts to further develop a nuclear weapons program.
Contempt of Congress happens to be a crime. Millions of Americans may be facing arrest any minute now, because contempt of Congress is exactly what they are expressing.
Baixiao Liu of Florida State University and John McConnell of Purdue University found that a CEO was more likely to shelve a bad deal if reporting in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones News Service was negative, not necessarily because of its merits, but because of its effect on managers. Show More Summary
Though crime levels have been falling for the last 20 years, incarceration rates and prison costs have sharply increased. But Republican-controlled states have enacted reforms that have cut incarceration rates and costs and led to significant taxpayer savings.
The real test of Rouhani’s sincerity begins in Vienna on Friday, when Iranian and International Atomic Energy Agency officials sit down for a long-scheduled meeting to break the protracted deadlock over unanswered questions about the breadth of Tehran’s nuclear enterprise.
Education is linked to the age at which women marry and have children. In sub-Saharan Africa and in South and West Asia, child marriage affects one in eight girls; one in seven gives birth by the age of 17. Education can empower these...Show More Summary
For the most part, these rules just provoke a Gallic shrug in France itself. But at a time when the national economy remains stuck in a rut and unemployment continues to rise, this latest ruling on Sephora has struck a raw nerve.
When people hear that I live in Newtown they ask how the kids in our town are coping with what happened. I tell them about what I told my own 13-year-old, Ethan, a few weeks after Portman and 44 of his Senate colleagues voted down a bill that, by some measures, had the support of 90 percent of the American people, including a majority of law-abiding gun owners.
A consequential test for multilateral cooperation is looming, one that will shape the world for decades to come. That is whether, by 2015, the international community -- from the halls of U.N. headquarters to the poorest corners of the globe -- can identify our shared challenges and collectively act to solve them.
Central bankers are playing a dangerous game.
Older people hold the most wealth and savings; they are more sensitive to the wealth effect. Lower rates are supposed to make savers feel wealthier by increasing stock prices and encouraging investment in riskier assets. But that isShow More Summary
Tehran worked with Washington in 2001 in Afghanistan, where the two countries sought to oust the Taliban and establish a new constitutional government. The Iranians were hoping D.C. would appreciate their strategic help and improve relations. Instead, President George W. Bush listed Iran in the “Axis of Evil.”
The nuts-and-bolts of Iran's nuclear program, and whether Tehran can give guarantees that it is not designed to make nuclear weapons will determine whether a deal with the United States is possible.
Arnaud Montebourg insists that the outsourcing trend of the past decade needs to be reversed; he dreams of the day when televisions, textiles and toys will once again be made in France, as the nation recaptures its manufacturing glo...
The pontiff's favorite film crystallizes his embrace of the fallible and the marginalized.Consistent with his refusal to speak out against traditional hot-button topics like abortion, contraception and homosexuality, Pope Francis reveals in this selection a strong humanism.
Pushing for free and fair elections can often be a bridge too far. Even if elections are held, they may make things worse rather than better. There is no guarantee winners will be committed to democratic values.
If Biden runs in 2016, his credibility with Latino voters is likely to be strengthened by a focus on relations with Mexico -- given that 63 percent of U.S. Latinos are either originally from Mexico or their families are.
It's estimated that 160 billion pounds of food is dumped in the United States annually, in part due to labeling confusion. That’s almost enough wasted food to fill up a football stadium every day.
If Obama and Rouhani, who will both address the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday, simply shake hands in public, it will be the seminal event of the gathering’s first day.