Speaking just hours after North Korea launched what the U.S. and others believe was a test of its long-range missile capabilities, President Obama called for an international effort toward nuclear disarmament, calling nukes the "most dangerous legacy of the Cold War." Obama said that America, as the only nuclear power to have actually used a nuclear weapon, had a "moral responsibility to act" and would "immediately and aggressively" seek, among other things, the long-stalled ratification of a...
Readers enumerated the challenges awaiting Barack Obama. These run the gamut "from bolstering a battered economy to combating worldwide terrorism," as one put it. And while the United States needs to move forward to "earn back its lost reputation," another described Obama's election as "one of its finest hours."
Readers of our June 16 cover package on recession endorsed Fareed Zakaria's views. One echoed, "Improving the economy involves some short-term pain." Another said, "We Americans waste more than the rest of the world." A third wrote, "We are all consumers, mere units who go out and buy stuff."
Will Zimbabwe's strongman be allowed to stay in office now that he's signed an agreement with the opposition leader?
As Democratic party leaders debated the fate of the Florida and Michigan delegation, protestors outside illustrated the divide between many Obama and Clinton supporters.