Today's Good Reads include a look at the good in Congress's looming budget failure, how China's bubble may burst, and why sarcasm could make you smarter.
The Arab League's Saturday night deadline to end the violence in Syria was bookended by government crackdowns and an attack on the Baath party headquarters Sunday.
The Arab League’s deadline for an end to government violence passed last night, but Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he won't stop using force to put down a growing insurrection.
Activists and reporters on the scene of six hours of running clashes with security forces in Tahrir Square today said it felt like the protests that toppled Mubarak last winter. Expect a tense runup to Nov. 28 elections.
It was one of Egypt's biggest demonstrations since Mubarak was toppled, a show of force against military efforts to maintain control. Amr Moussa recently discussed some of the key issues in an interview.
Incumbent President Kabila and challenger Tshisekedi visited Goma in eastern Congo ahead of the Nov. 28 election. Tshisekedi's message has become increasingly provocative and violent.
Immigrants rights groups praise the Department of Homeland Security's plan to focus on deporting criminals, but critics say the diminished focus on non-criminal aliens is a 'backdoor amnesty.'
A new Brookings Institution report from Richard Feinberg offers a plan for the international community to aid Cuba's economic reforms, even in the face of US opposition.
The US government is researching use of robots, microgravity sensors, and other high-tech tools to find smuggling tunnels under the US-Mexico border. But police work may be the most effective tool.