The "problem plays" Shakespeare uncorked in the early 17th century contain enough problems that there's no call for directors and players to add new ones. That, however, is what's transpiring in the Public Theater's summer 2011 Central Park offerings.
Last fall, Eric Holder issued a directive that the DEA should respect state medical marijuana laws. But that directive had a lot of wiggle room and as a result the DEA's raids on medical marijuana suppliers continue.
Some say we are making great progress in the "war on terror" -- there has been some decline in the number of casualties and there is increasing debate within jihadist circles over the legitimacy of attacks.