After Tunisia and Egypt, can the winds of change blow across the Mediterranean Sea, bringing reforms in another troubled neighbour? Not Jordan or Syria. But Italy.
Good ol' Saudi Arabia. If you're a corrupt and fleeing Sunni despot, you'll always have a home in Saudi. Just ask their latest refugee, the very recently former President of Tunisia, Mr. Zine El Abedine Ben Ali.
As the year ends, Italy is not living through a great time. Berlusconi is still here and the Italians somehow seem to have become increasingly more "r...
As each new revelation comes to light, I can't help thinking, why was this secret in the first place? Wouldn't it be better if diplomats shared their concerns openly -- rather than hiding them from the public?
Midnight. The Oval Office. President Barack Obama is pouring over the budget figures. Suddenly, the Amazing Spider-Man swings in through the window.
If Israel's crime is extending a ban on the release of its archives, the Arab world's crime is that they have no archives at all to show the world what the real story of the Middle East was after 1948.
The real WikiLeaks revelation is that we're paying diplomats to tell us things we already know. And to come up with bad nicknames for European leaders. Come on, guys, "Ineffective Berlusconi?"
Unmasking the favors our buddies do for us is bad enough. But letting scurrilous gossip and character assassination reach the Internet is inexcusable. There's barely room for any more as it is!
What was the most compelling aspect of Wikileaks' release of 220 US diplomatic cables - the latest move by the online whistle-blower to - well, whist...
In the past, museums did honor to collectors by presenting their art, but now, with museums often priced out of major acquisitions, they are actively soliciting private collectors to exhibit their trophies.
There is no democracy, unless there is dissent and that dissent can be overtly expressed. It obfuscates one's mind to see how heads of states, democra...
There used to be a time when the Vatican could decide the political career of a politician. That is clearly not the case anymore, seeing how Silvio Berlusconi is still in power.
Why is Waters attacked for something remotely involving her husband while Harman receives no questions at all as her husband buys Newsweek?