A recurring theme among Republicans running for president is that they’d like to see more discretion left to the states. For example, Rep. Michele Bachmann wants to abolish the federal Education Department in favor of local and state control, and Gov. Rick Perry wants to use the states as “laboratories of innovation” in health care. Read more

U.S. officials announced Tuesday that they had thwarted a plot by Iranian terrorists to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the United States. The announcement said that the Iranian government was involved in the plot to kill the ambassador and bomb the Saudi Embassy. Today’s Question: How should the U.S. government respond to the alleged Iranian Read more