The former Deputy Secretary of State rightly notes that they're arguably more terrifying than even nuclear weapons.
Jeffrey Goldberg posed that question to foreign policy influentials Robert Kagan, James Steinberg, and Nicholas Burns.
The near consensus is "sometimes." The foreign policy establishment thinks presidents should make the call. But Congress ought to have the final say.
Michael Sandel offers compelling examples of the corrosive effects of commodification. There is, however, another side to the story.
When high school students submit papers to the Web rather than their instructor does the larger audience inspire them to write more seriously?
Is it enough for men and women to have the same opportunities, and to be satisfied by the tradeoffs they make? Or are outcomes important too?
Or does good sportsmanship demand more than technical adherence to the rules?
ESPN executive John Walsh cites the Jerry Sandusky case as an argument in favor of that proposition.
Pleading with thought leaders to rethink prohibition, he cited the tens of thousands who've died in his country in the aftermath of a crackdown on cartels.
Who wouldn't lose their humility if constantly surrounded by sycophants eager to invest them with unchecked power?
A Web-based education need not involve never leaving the house. Who'll be first to offer the best networking amenities?
Its critics complain that the company imposes contested notions of progress on the communities where it operates. That can be a bad thing. Is it always?
Is the Sino-American alliance during World War II a basis for friendship and good feelings among superpowers today?
For better or worse, previously unknown reserves and a new ability to access them is transforming North American energy policy.
The same view, photographed 88 years apart, affords a striking contrast -- and a much diminished glacier.
The former president accuses his post-9/11 successors of breaking the law and trampling on human rights. That should be a bigger deal.
An opinion survey commissioned by The Atlantic finds widespread mistrust of governing elites and an aversion to spreading U.S. norms abroad.
For political reasons, partisans suddenly care a lot about dead foreigners. They should turn their attention to the war on drugs.
Yes, they do real work. The men in their lives know it. And they've nothing to do with the so-called "war on women."
The Obama Administration's invocation of national security to deny Freedom of Information Act requests from the ACLU and New York Times is ridiculous.