All the street demonstrations and legal obstructionism by Thailand's opposition are ultimately intended to create political paralysis that will provide the pretext for a coup. One problem with that is that a whole generation of Thais has now grown up expecting to have a ...
Spain isn't just saying sorry for expelling its Jews 522 years ago; it's offering to give their descendants back their citizenship. And Spanish citizenship is practically citizenship in all 28 EU countries.
From Ukrainians' point of view, the priority is not to throw away the revolution as they did 10 years ago. From everybody else's point of view, the priority is to avoid an irreparable breach with Russia. One Cold War was enough.
The indefatigable U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has been astoundingly discreet as a Mideast peace broker. Not a hint of what has been said in private has leaked into the public domain, yet there is almost no hope of a real peace deal.
The Catholic Church consecrates saints with less pomp than was lavished on former South African leader Nelson Mandela during a week-long media orgy. Mandela was no saint; he was just the right man at the right time.