Parents need to demand that their children learn math. Math literate citizens can will use analytical reasoning to see through the lies of government and the ridiculous insults from the mainstream media.
Yet another Western-backed dictator is set to fall from grace. The Shah of Iran, Manuel Noriega, Saddam Hussein -- they all refused to concede defeat. And they all fell down. Hosni Mubarak will, too, if he doesn't review his history books.
Although last year Damascus largely avoided the headlines, it continues to play a pivotal role in events in Lebanon and wields important influence in both Iraq and the occupied Palestinian territories.
Why did the president not have anything to say about Egypt -- where thousands of people, inspired by Tunisia, were taking to the streets to protest their own repressive government -- another one the US has backed for years?
OPEC is prepared to do little or nothing to help reduce the current level of oil prices. Their lack of willingness to hold the price at moderate levels gives the speculators a one way bet on ever higher prices.
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.
Some American observers are billing Hu Jintao's visit to Washington as the most important state visit in three decades. His trip comes at a time when there is a widespread belief -- in both Washington and Beijing -- that the US is in decline.
The FDA doesn't recommend avoiding any particular food to limit dioxin exposure other than its generally recommended diet. Of course there's the option of going vegan, the diet found to have the lowest exposure to dioxins.