Aerosol pollution has sharply declined since the '80s, but its removal from the air will increase the rate of global warming.
Clicking "Like" on a Facebook page won't meet the challenges that face our times, quips an editorial in The Christian Science Monitor.
Columnist Gail Collins asks what makes us prefer lawyers as politicians even though the story often ends the same way: with failure.
Tim Rutten at The Los Angeles Times writes that the Tea Party has no manifesto as such and is only the rebranding of the "Angry While Male".
Generation Y's selfish desire for instant gratification has created political apathy and kept them from even the simplest gesture of completing the census form.
Garrison Keillor writes that plain and simple virtues like honesty and modesty are considered naive in politics but are still crucial to a peaceful earthly existence.
Bill Clinton compares today's anti-government rallies to the nation's attitude during his Presidency at the time of the Oklahoma City bombing.
New research finds that our brains do best deciding between two options and that men and women are equally ill-suited for multitasking.
The Catholic Church's inability to find a satisfactory answer to its sex abuse scandal is a result of the Church's Romanic political structure.
Organizers of this summer's World Cup in South Africa have not done enough to accommodate the local population and have been insensitive to local traditions.
An e-mail exchange between a Washington and Jerusalem-based reporter takes stock of the changing relationship between the U.S. and Israel.
Economists Ian Ayres and Barry Nalebuff say that people in their 20s and 30s should take out all of their retirement savings and buy stocks on margin.
Does being in a good marriage make you healthier? Researchers have discovered that people in negative or stressful marriages have lower immune-system response.
Because of the sheer number of games that have been played over time, finding truly unique statistical milestones in baseball is becoming more and more difficult.
Epicurus's program for attaining serenity boils down to "Forget about God, death, pain and acquisition, and your worries are over," writes Joseph Epstein. But would such a detached life be worth living?