This week, international negotiators convene in Copenhagen to forge a long-anticipated international agreement on climate change.
No other country built a ski resort in a desert. No other country constructed an archipelago of 300 artificial islands, complete with a man-made reef colonized by parrot fish.
Sometimes it's those news stories that don't feel the love from cable talk shows or the blogosphere that reveal the most about what really happened in a given year.
The fate of state-run Dubai World grew more muddled Monday after the government of Dubai said it would not guarantee the massive debt run up by the company as it built sprawling complexes of six-star hotels and soaring modern office towers in the desert sands.
Their refrain was as familiar to me as dining hall food, and equally as offensive. All too often, white liberal classmates at the University of Virginia would ask, "Shouldn't blacks, more than any other group, support gay rights?"
The selection of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point for U.S. President Obama's announcement of his new Afghanistan war strategy is media manipulation worthy of Michael Deaver, the legendary image protector of Ronald Reagan.
As his daughters and others watched on Wednesday, President Obama followed long-standing tradition and pardoned two turkeys in honor of Thanksgiving Day.
Last weekend was a good one for climate-change deniers. A hacker stole and released scores of documents, including personal e-mail exchanges, from a server at Britain's Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia, a premier climate-change research center.
As a citizen, a father and a physicist, climate change tops my list of worries. As chief executive of the Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG), one of the country's largest energy companies, I'm also finding it to be a formidable business challenge.
There's been a lot of misguided criticism of President Obama's trip to Asia. His overall message seemed to be that the United States values its relations with Asian nations and intends to be a presence in the region -- but a polite one, willing to listen as well as lecture.