As with gun control a generation ago, Australia is now setting a dubious example among developed countries by passing new legislation cracking down on parents who refuse to have their children vaccinated.
Where the state of the American economy is concerned, there are the official unemployment figures, and there are the real figures. Guess which are higher.
After months of bitter wrangling with creditors and European Union authorities, the Greek government is being thrown yet another financial lifeline weeks after defaulting on a payment owed to the IMF. But of course, the lifeline is also a rope tethering Greece, and Americans should heed the lesson.
Once again, the Greek economy is weeks away from utter collapse, as Greece has run out of money to continue servicing its debt payments to international creditors such as the IMF, and once again, Eurocrats anxious to avoid a Greek default and exit from the Eurozone are trying to cobble together yet another deal.
Who should bear the blame when Islamic radicals from Arizona attack an anti-Muhammad event in Texas?
Spain's political leaders are using economic instability and the threat of terrorism as pretexts to roll back personal liberties — just like the American government has been doing.
Greece is flirting once again with default and withdrawal from the eurozone — and this time, Greece's leaders may be serious.
The Eurozone is not economically or politically tenable in the long run — unless European nations are willing to cede much more sovereignty and truly become a “United States of Europe” — says Andrew Bosomworth, managing director of the Pacific Investment Management Company (PIMCO), the world’s largest bond fund.