Why the United States needs strong ties with Canada and Mexico -- now more than ever.
Secret Energy Dept. report says boondoggle to handle Cold War plutonium will cost billions more.
Bob Gates wrestled the defense budget back from the Joint Chiefs. Chuck Hagel is handing it back.
How a foot of snow explains everything that's wrong with Washington, D.C. … and the world.
From drone strikes to Syria, the indecisive Obama administration thinks it can conduct foreign policy by floating trial balloons.
How the right-wing demagogue politician Marine Le Pen can save the floundering Republican Party.
Why lawmakers from both parties, and plenty of countries overseas, are desperate to speed up U.S. energy exports
On Victoria Nuland’s gaffe and the Cold War echoes of American diplomacy abroad.
A handy 10-step guide to defending yourself, your country, or your boss.
The forgotten history of when America boldly abandoned ship in the Middle East.
The water shortage hammering California is bad news for power prices - and for the state's emissions goals.
The United States needs to officially end the Iraq war -- or else acknowledge that it’s waging an endless and unwinnable fight.
Why paying for an aging population may force the United States -- and its allies -- to cut back on military spending.
Why Russia's missile mischief shows that the United States needs to think differently about arms control.
Political and piecemeal Pentagon budget cuts can't hide the fact that there's no strategy behind the sequester drawdown.
What James Madison (and the rest of the Founding Fathers) would have thought of the NSA and Edward Snowden.
A snapshot of the nation’s anxious, online soul.
From Syria to Iran, Obama's State of the Union leaves many questions unanswered.
Why the Great Recession's "lost generation" may be lost to the right wing -- forever.
How killer robots became more than just scary science fiction.
Technology, not policy, will make it easier for U.S. leaders to kill people, blow things up, and disrupt computer networks around the world.
The Iran debate is a window into the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Here's where the would-be candidates stand.
Why America's staggering wealth disparity is an economic problem -- not just a moral one.
A memo to Barack Obama on how to talk about the Middle East policy no one thinks he actually has.
President Obama’s reforms at the NSA won’t protect Americans’ privacy from continued government intrusion.