Five years after the uprising against Hosni Mubarak erupted, Egypt has returned to iron-fisted rule by a regime that brutally crushes opponents even as it battles a deadly, jihadist-led insurgency.
Christmas is coming, but given society’s slow and seemingly inevitable descent into pessimism I wonder how many people are actually going to enjoy it. It would be wonderful if Santa gave us a most urgently needed present this year – some optimism.
Hundreds of police officers and armed forces of Ecuador rose today against the government of President Rafael Correa to reject the approval of a controversial law that would eliminate bonuses, promotions and awards to members of these institutions.
After VAT rises and very high fuel prices, today's details of the proposed pension reductions, demanded by outsiders, can lead to a variety of social unrest. Strikes are the lesser evil, real revolt looms, kidnappings of the rich may be on the horizon.
Although vowing not to toss tea in Santa Monica Bay to prove they are as eco-friendly as anyone, California Republicans are throwing their own version of the Boston Tea Party today at the Santa Monica Pier.
On its path to video world domination, YouTube appears to have upset the one segment of its audience capable of bringing the site swiftly to its knees: the regular Joes chiefly responsible for its popularity.