Environmentalists have drawn a line in the sand on the Keystone XL pipeline. It's the wrong line in the wrong sand, far away from any realistic assessment of the merits - as yet another government analysis has confirmed.
Congress has sent a $956 billion farm bill larded with subsidies for agribusiness to President Obama, who issued a statement Tuesday praising it.
Maybe he should first have reread his fiscal 2014 budget proposal.
Time will tell whether the House Republican leadership is able to coax the party's just-say-no backbenchers to support a rational approach to immigration policy, one that includes permanent deportation relief for millions of illegal immigrants.
President Obama's proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) would connect the United States with 11 other nations in a free-trade area encompassing 40 percent of the world's economic output. It promises to open Japan's notoriously closed market to U.S.
Marijuana is in the news a lot lately, thanks largely to Colorado's recent legalization of its recreational use. Minnesotans, though, are about to face (again) a much different debate on the controversial-but-common drug.
The outside world seems to have grown numb to reports of atrocities from Syria - "barrel bombs" dropped on schools, Scud missiles aimed at apartment houses, blockaded neighborhoods where children die of starvation.