Washington is once again debating the efficacy of regulation and the role of the state. But as history tells us, America does best when the private sector is energetic and entrepreneurial, and the government is attentive and engaged.
The former Illinois governor was convicted of lying to FBI agents, but the jury hearing his corruption case was divided on 23 other charges. Prosecutors vowed immediately to retry the case.
President Obama issued a forceful defense of plans to a build a mosque and Muslim community center near ground zero on Friday, stepping directly into one of the thorniest political conflicts of the year.
President Obama warned that the U.S. economy may suffer from low rates of college graduation. The problem is especially stark in the south, where few adults aged 25 to 34 obtain degrees.
Confidential military records obtained by the group WikiLeaks paint a more complex and, in many cases, bleaker portrait of the war in Afghanistan than U.S. officials have publicly maintained.
This week: putting the Shirley Sherrod saga in context. A report on the most dangerous highway in Georgia. And a rare dispute between conservationists and renewable energy advocates in Wyoming.
Need to Know talks to Terence Samuel, deputy editor of The Root, an online magazine, to discuss the controversial resignation of USDA employee Shirley Sherrod, and how the media handles issues of race.
Chrystia Freeland, global editor at large for Reuters, talks with Jon Meacham about the nation’s 9.5 percent unemployment rate, and the debate over how to fix the economy.
The Justice Department is suing to prevent Arizona from following through on its new immigration law, as 20 states with similar bills take notes.