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  • Does every right come at somebody else's expense?

    The Circle Bastiat Does every right come at somebody else's expense?

    Sometimes, the 'cost' imposed on others is meaningless.

  • Libya uprising: Key cities

    Libya uprising: Key cities

    As Libya's antigovernment rebels take hold of more cities, the nation no longer appears divided between pro-government West vs. rebellious East. Now, with embattled leader Muammar Qaddafi facing dwindling support from traditional western strongholds, the situation increasingly appears to be Almost Everywhere vs. Tripoli. Here’s a look at some key cities. (Last updated March 1)

  • Bristol Palin will publish a book

    Chapter & Verse Bristol Palin will publish a book

    Bristol Palin will write about "her life, her world, and the things that matter most" in a 2011 book called "Not Afraid of Life."

  • Zimbabwe police detain activists for watching video of North African revolts

    Zimbabwe police detain activists for watching video of North African revolts

    The incident in Zimbabwe is part of a larger crackdown south of the Sahara on pro-democracy activists, many of whom have been inspired by Tunisia and Egypt.

  • How to draft a constitution

    How to draft a constitution

    Egypt’s military has suspended the country’s Constitution and tasked experts with overhauling its fundamental law. Other countries in the region may also soon be in line for such a make-over – redesigning government institutions, enshrining individual liberties, entrenching guarantees of democratic accountability. But not all constitutions are created equal. Here are a list of six big issues to consider when creating a Constitution from scratch:

  • Libya's mercenaries pose difficult issue to resolve

    Africa Monitor Libya's mercenaries pose difficult issue to resolve

    Muammar Qaddafi is likely relying heavily on African mercenaries, but if Libya falls to the anti-Qaddafi protesters, they're the ones who will have to figure out what to do with them.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the day 02/28

    Kenya's captain James Ngoche delivers a ball during a practice session ahead of their ICC Cricket World Cup match with Sri Lanka in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

  • US says Qaddafi must go, as action against Libya quickens

    US says Qaddafi must go, as action against Libya quickens

    Hillary Clinton says Muammar Qaddafi must leave office 'now, without further violence or delay.' Global pressure intensifies with talk of no-fly zone and court inquiry into alleged crimes.

  • Q&A with Governor Mike Huckabee

    Monitor Breakfast Q&A with Governor Mike Huckabee

    Potential Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee discussed his view of the power of public employee unions, the Obama administration's decision to stop defending the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, and conservatives' criticism of Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign at a Feb. 23 Monitor tea.

  • Opinion For gender equality, we need more male secretaries, like Obama's Jeremy Bernard

    Jeremy Bernard is the new White House social secretary – the first male to ever hold the position, and a signpost in the fight for gender equality. We need to tackle not just the stereotypes restricting women, but men as well. Excluding men from nurturing roles in our society is bad for all of us.