It makes the perfect metaphor: the collapse of Haiti's National Palace, the crumbling of the one thing that seemed stable while the rulers inside changed places 10 times in the past 25 years.
As Haiti is rebuilt after the earthquake, attention should be paid to its environmental problems, especially deforestation.
A magnitude 6.1 aftershock struck near Port-au-Prince on Wednesday morning. With so many buildings damaged by the major Haiti earthquake last week, there are concerns about danger. But there's a world of difference between today's quake and the 7.0 earthquake that did so much damage last week.
On Tuesday, the US military airdropped 3,700 gallons of water and 14,000 pre-packaged meals into Port-au-Prince, in an area secured by US troops.
Old comments by rapper Kanye West about Hurricane Katrina are being dredged up in a debate on how race plays into the coverage of natural disasters, including the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti last week.
Last night, three of the people I wrote about in a story on last-ditch rescue efforts were freed from the under rubble of a supermarket after being trapped there for nearly three days.
The small airport at Port-au-Prince, Haiti, is bustling with Haitian-Americans trying to get home. While their hearts are broken for Haitian relatives, they have family and jobs in the United States.
Aid agencies largely say that for Haiti relief work, money is needed more than additional aid volunteers now. But there are still hands-on ways to aid Haiti.
US Air Force specialists got the small Port-au-Prince airport running again after the Haiti earthquake, but with a backlog of cargo planes to be unloaded on the tarmac, some flights still can't get in.
In the wake of the Haiti earthquake, Cuba is allowing US flights over its airspace, cutting the trip between Guantánamo Bay and Miami by 90 minutes.
To promote Haiti earthquake relief efforts, CBS and FOX will air a 30-second NFL public-service announcement during the AFC and NFC divisional playoff games this weekend.