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Why did the Paris climate accord omit the words "fossil fuel," "oil" and "coal"? Because the world’s great muck-a-mucks are promising to limit emissions without challenging the beast that creates them.

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Sotomayor's eloquent dissent against the decision to allow Michigan to discriminate by race and sex in the college admissions process has the power to wake those asleep in the dream of our country's presumed inevitable progress.Sotomayor's dissent against the decision to allow Michigan to discriminate by race and sex has the power to wake those asleep in the dream of our country's inevitable progress.

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The British government has announced a 40 percent increase in aid projects in Afghanistan as it gears up to fulfill a pledge to remove its combat troops from the country by 2014.

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The “Real Time” host says America is stuck in the mud and desperately needs a trip to the Genius Bar.

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Barack Obama tells the columnist why he chose to ignore the collective political wisdom and confront the issue of race head-on. Having survived the encounter, his speech on the subject could change the way Americans understand one another.

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In a preview of Thursday's speech, President Bush lays out his "return on success" plan for bringing troops home (though the meaning of "success" is unclear), discusses the Iraqi government's progress (and lack thereof) in meeting its goals, and insists that "the success of a free Iraq is critical" to America's security.

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