The outcome of the tug of war between the pro-government/pro-Russian forces and the pro-EU/pro-independence forces in Ukraine will have a decisive impact on Eastern Europe's development in the new millennium.
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Though more states are purportedly democratic than ever before, the world still has no shortage of governments that have little more than the trappings of democracy.
The U.S.' clout may be slipping in the global arena. And yet no one wants to admit it. A failure to do so led to the end of the British Empire, and could mean the same for the U.S.
As in any game of high stakes Pipelineistan poker, it all comes down to the top two global players. Place your bets: will the winner be Washington or Beijing?
I wonder why John McCain now sounds like someone who's willing to sacrifice this planet in order to win an election.
As far as stress relief goes, there's some evidence that casual games might be helpful. A study conducted this spring measured the stress-relieving and mood-lifting effects of casual video games.
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