The organization's greatest strength -- and weakness -- is its 193 member states.
While it's tempting to avert your eyes from Egypt's post-revolutionary political train wreck, no Arab country is more important to the United States.
The legendary writer, who died on Monday, belonged to a time when journalism couldn't be reduced to a few dozen characters.
There are alternatives to sending in troops.
Even as he has bashed Citizens United, the president demolished public financing, encouraged his own super PACs, and is now making the permanent campaign a reality.
The administration needs to chart a new course in dealing with the country's destructive civil war. Don't expect one anytime soon.
The president wants to harness the power of government even as he promises to shrink federal spending. Can government ever be as "smart" as Obama wants?
And he shouldn't run a targeted killing program so marked by its obsessive secrecy.
The Hagel hearings covered few of the many substantive and unavoidable dilemmas facing U.S. defense policy.
What the Secretary of State's Benghazi testimony says about the future of US foreign policy.
In any crisis, western military intervention should be treated as a last resort. But in the Sahel, the price of passivity would have been unacceptably high.
She effectively implemented the president's foreign policy, but but the next Secretary of State likely won't be as influenced by domestic political concerns.
We've raised taxes. Eventually we'll have to close the deficit from the other side.
The dysfunction of our political system is now sapping confidence from businesses and families. It may be the single greatest hurdle standing in the way of our prosperity.
Erdogan's attempted crackdown against the popular show bodes poorly for free expression.
With one party in control and the others active but marginalized, Egypt's future is coming to resemble its past.
The White House estimates that the average American family will pay $2,200 more in taxes next year if an agreement is not reached. In fact, the final tally could be even higher.
Democracy in Egypt is still possible; the country's president isn't helping, though.
A primary reason why the U.S. consulate was unable to defend itself? The State Department is under-resourced.
"If you're not going to be competitive with Latinos, with African-Americans, with Native Americans, with Asian-Americans, you're not going to be a successful party."