Laura Bush's campaign for a global boycott is being undone by China's appetite for Olympic souvenirs made of Burmese jade.
The ousted Thai prime minister, who returned Thursday, faces corruption charges and a divided nation.
Readers write about animal treatment and food safety, China's ecological threat, elections in Pakistan, superdelegates, Wikileaks, and Blu-ray.
The government's surprise announcement to hold a constitutional referendum is being met with deep skepticism.
The former dictator, who died Sunday, ruled with a strong hand for 32 years.
Stronger financial institutions are purchasing weaker ones. Case in point: Bank of America has announced it will purchase Countrywide Financial.