If, as the Obama administration is convinced, the United States will no longer conduct "long and large stability operations" in foreign countries, then the defense budget it has proposed for next year makes some logical choices.
Russian President Vladimir Putin hoped to win the world's respect with his staging of the Winter Olympics. But a ruler who does not respect his own people will never be truly respected. One day after the Olympics ended, Mr.
A study in the journal Science finds that the United States is putting a lot more methane, a potent contributor to global warming and the primary compound in natural gas, into the air than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated.
Few people like to take tests. But tests play a critical role in determining what students know and what they still need to learn. They're important also for measuring how well teachers are doing and helping them to improve.