The USSR was a colonial power from the moment its troops first crossed into Ukraine.
Opinion polling is not the only way to predict the result. But which method is right?
No matter how many times we hear that oil prices are cyclical, we tend to believe the present trend is here to stay.
Workplace gender differences persist, but that doesn't mean something is deeply amiss in employment markets.
New sentencing guidelines could spring as many as 46,000 drug offenders from jail. Which is only just.
As the Greek crisis unfolds, Europe's public debt is growing faster than sluggish economies can repay it
As the Greek crisis unfolds, Europe#039;s public debt is growing faster than sluggish economies can repay it
In stormy times, investors look for something solid to hang onto—something like gold. The World Bank president himself, Robert Zoellick, suggested in November that the world's economies could use the old reliable metal to help stabilize their currencies. For these and many other reasons, professional gold-fund manager Shayne McGuire argues that gold has nowhere to go but up. The following essay is adapted from McGuire's latest book, Hard Money: Taking Gold to a Higher Investment Level.
If you want a preview of President Obama's health-care "reform," take a look at Massachusetts. In 2006, it enacted a "reform" that became a model for Obama. What's happened since isn't encouraging. The state did the easy part: expanding state-subsidized insurance coverage. It evaded the hard part: controlling costs and ensuring that spending improves people's health.
We won the cold war and weathered 9/11. But now economic weakness is endangering our global power.
Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer's new book is more interesting than its author probably intended. "Active Liberty: Interpreting Our Democratic Constitution" demonstrates how a posture of judicial "modesty"--Breyer's word--can empower a judge to wield immodest power in cutting down constitutional impediments to a--his--political agenda.Breyer begins by asserting a distinction between what he considers two kinds of liberty--"modern liberty," meaning freedom from government coercion, and...
WHILE JERRY SEINFELD glibly humored ""Larry King Live'' last week, one CNN viewer sat at home, steaming. ""I'm calling to order him to apologize!'' hollered Al Yeganeh, the famed ""Soup Nazi'' who inspired an insta-classic ""Seinfeld'' about the surly proprietor of a takeout brothery.
THERE IS A PROBLEM," THE doctors say. But even before the words are out you've seen it in their eyes, sensed it in the way they peered at the baby as it struggled into life, bearing the mark of a moment when, in the twining dance of chromosomes that we call conception, something microscopic stuck or came undone.