Qaddafi is salivating at the prospect of a historic photo opportunity with the son of a Kenyan immigrant who has risen to the world's most important job. It would be a historic mistake to satisfy his wishes.
It is time to review the rules for confessions of infidelity by public figures.
Leading lights of the aid movement -- Geldof, Bono, Sachs and Easterly -- continue to bicker with politicians and amongst themselves without taking a visible role in reform of the levers of assistance.
You would think with all the troubles he's been having with women lately, the last thing Berlusconi would agree to do was round up women for Gadhafi's mission to "save European women."
Italy has only done 3% of what Prime Minister Berlusconi personally and nationally promised to Africa in 2005. So it is quite proper to ask -- what legitimacy does Italy have to run the G8 this year?
Berlusconi is one of the modern world's great flukes and mysteries. Everywhere else, even the most suspect political leaders have to make a pretense of statesman-like dignity.
It does not matter if the president is a womanizer or if he humiliates his wife, what counts is that our president speaks the truth in front of the nation.
When a man leaves his wife for a mistress, he leaves a job opening. In other words, a philanderer and cheat never changes and will cheat with his adulteress, or temptress, even once she becomes his wife.
Since the advent of the first Berlusconi cabinet, in 1994, the Italian left has been debating about the loss of democracy in the country. Berlusconi's...
Berlusconi suggested that the residents leave the wreckage of their homes, and "go to the coast, it's Easter." His comments are a worrying sign of the disconnect with reality that power creates.
This week, the Grand Old Party continued its march into madness -- and irrelevancy. Rep. Spencer Bachus pegged the number of Congressional socialists at 17. Rep. Michele Bachmann said she fears the Obama administration will use "volunteerism" to create "re-education camps for young people." Sen. James Inhofe responded to news that Obama plans to increase military spending by $31 billion dollars by claiming the president "is disarming America." And Rick Santorum penned an op-ed accusing Obama of having "disdain for American values." Elsewhere, proving that stupid has no borders, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said the 17,000 survivors of Italy's deadly earthquake "should see it like a weekend of camping" -- a lovely companion to Barbara Bush's memorable observation that Katrina victims housed at a relocation center in Texas "were underprivileged anyway, so this is working very well for them." Happy Easter, HuffPosters.
Europe needs to make some huge psychological leap. I am living in Sweden and honestly, President Obama seems to care more about me than any of the big European leaders.
The project is finally starting and the City of Peace for Children in Basilicata will host, for the first four years, 25 minors from war torn countries.
Twitter, the trendy message service that can eat up your privacy faster than a school of piranhas, is flaunting Brazil's tough Internet laws in an effort to mine digital gold.