President Obama will take advantage of the Congress' recess to fill 15 economic posts allowing him to circumvent the Senate's confirmation process.
Steve Chapman of the Chicago Tribune advocates legalizing marijuana as a solution to the spiraling violence of the Mexican-American drug trade.
Absent legal protection, medical marijuana users are still subject to company drug policies which can result in being fired for drug use.
After buying 27 percent of Citibank to keep it afloat, the federal government is ready to sell its shares for an estimated profit of $8 billion.
The key to surviving global warming will be to develop an economy that empowers the impoverished to meet global clean-energy demands.
$200 daily helicopter shuttles to and from work demonstrate that Wall Street is up and running again after the recession and plenty of traffic jams.
The Christian Science Monitor is as surprised as anyone at the emergence of many New Calvinists trying to bring Puritanism back to America.
Once an employee of the Secret Service, the computer hacker Albert Gonzalez has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for credit card fraud.
The Texas school board's recent decisions to make the local curriculum more conservative is troublesome in light of the state's disproportionate influence on national textbook sales.
Google has announced it will select a city where it will install a super-fast Internet network; about 600 communities have already applied for the experiment to test the viability of such a network.
Researchers at the recent European Breast Cancer Conference said that up to one-third of cases could be prevented by a healthier diet and exercise regime.
The Department of Justice has released counter-terrorism ideas sent to it by American civilians including parachuting bears into Afghanistan to hunt for Osama bin Laden.
Washington's plans for a forward-thinking energy policy have been gutted due to the recession and name games that turned cap-and-trade into cap-and-tax.
China's investment in the clean energy sector nearly doubles that of the U.S., but its fossil fuel use is rising fast as well.
In negotiating an arms control treaty with Russia to reduce nuclear weapon stockpiles, Obama picks up where Kennedy and Reagan left off.