Polygamy may still be illegal in most of the West, but, increasingly, marriages today often include more than just two members: husband, wife — and Big Brother. The latest example is a proposal in the United Kingdom that would make actions such as “bullying” and withholding money in intimate relationships jailable offenses.
The European Court of Human Rights found Poland guilty of hosting a secret CIA torture prison during the George W. Bush administration.
The tragedy of the civil war that has raged in Ukraine’s eastern regions for the past several months spilled out far beyond the borders of that nation on July 17 when 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH 17) were murdered by an anti-aircraft missile fired from within the contested region.
With Russian men and materiel flowing into Ukraine to perpetuate that nation's civil war, Putin's impatience for a casus belli may soon reach the breaking point.