As renewable energy sources approach cost parity with traditional sources, phasing out nuclear power might in Germany be economically smart.
Competing solar projects are vying to supply Germany's renewable desires, each one trying to push the other into the shade.
Doing deals with the Russians to put a pipe under the North Sea gives Germany some flexibility in its post-nuclear future, but at what price?
Like the homemakers in the book "Can't Pay, Won't Pay," the bureaucrats running Germany's financial house are saying enough is enough.
German Chancellor (and physicist) Angela Merkel did a 180 on nuclear energy after Fukushima, setting off an "energy revolution" in the process.
The future may hold a drug therapy for treating post-traumatic stress disorder, but some of the popular choices of the last few years, like Risperdal, won't be part of it.
America's very successful freight train system will have to make some compromises to accommodate high-speed rail, but those needn't be the end of the world.
In the late 1980s, both Texas and Spain proposed high-speed rail systems: Texas walked away from the idea, while Spain leapt in a little too exuberantly.
German high-speed trains started in the provinces, too, but now have a fast, efficient and popular system crisscrossing the nation.
Using rail lines for the energy grid may help a suddenly nuclear-shy Germany transition to wider use of renewable sources.
If pot were legal — not decriminalized, but legal — it likely would knock a few props from beneath rampaging Mexican drugs cartels, argues Michael Scott Moore.
U.S. drug laws should be loosened, argues Michael Scott Moore, but Holland — where soft drugs are not legal but are tolerated — is probably not the right model.
Drug courts can help ease the U.S. prison population and usher America into the civilized world when it comes to prosecuting drug-use offenses.
Portugal’s example suggests that de-escalating the war on drugs might create a new sort of peace dividend.
The idea that governments can reduce both addiction and street crime — and maybe bleed black markets dry — by managing drug distribution has gained momentum.
European governments have taken two divergent paths in dealing with the resurrected flow of narcotics from Afghanistan, legalization and an American-style war on drugs.
Europe has answered that question to its own satisfaction with a mandatory system that treats health care as a social insurance handled by private firms.