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The Supreme Court has upheld the Health Care law.
Why does the U.S. consider Iran dangerous? How close is Iran to developing a nuclear weapon? What’s the history behind the hostility between us?
Learn about the origins and unfolding story of these global protests—and read what commentators have to say about them.
Greek debt, bailouts, austerity, unemployment, protests, and political upheaval: a brief explanation, and opinions on what’s likely to happen next.
What’s behind this long conflict? An overview of the history, the opposing points of view, and the issues remaining to be resolved.
Improving education in the U.S.: How well has No Child Left Behind worked? What do reformers propose doing differently? Read the arguments for and against charter schools, merit pay, tenure reform, and more.
Confused by the debates? Find out who’s proposing what, and what the commentators are saying.
Many Americans fear that China will overtake us as the world’s dominant power. But China faces huge challenges of its own…
Since 2007, the U.S. and global economies have struggled through the worst financial crisis since the Depression of the 1930s.
Our purposes now are to keep the Taliban from returning to power, and to prevent Afghanistan from again becoming a haven for anti-Western terrorist groups.