May 11, 2009 "We need a policy on torture," Talk of the Nation news analyst Ted Koppel says. "The argument has evolved into the positing of two questions: Did it work and was it necessary?" He adds: "Torture should be, clearly and unambiguously, against the law."
February 21, 2008 China is struggling to produce enough energy to keep fueling its remarkable pace of economic growth. That means that coal mines throughout China are pressed to bring millions more tons of coal to the surface even as the government vows to shut unsafe mines.
September 21, 2007 The U.S. security firm Blackwater USA has come under a great deal of fire from Iraqi authorities after some of its operatives were blamed for a shooting that cost civilian lives. But the truth is, the company will be needed even more if a drawdown of U.S. troops occurs.