CrossAre Easter observances a threat to public safety? The Council for the London Borough of Brent apparently thinks so, and has refused permission to church leaders who were planning their annual 400-yard Good Friday parade.

Most Americans — blessed with an inimitable Constitution written by men of great character and wisdom who understood the profound importance of human liberty — take freedom of expression for granted. So it sometimes surprises them to learn that their notion of free speech and free press is exceptional in the world.

A recently declassified FBI report obtained by the Associated Press claims evidence against John Demjanjuk purporting to show that he was a National Socialist (Nazi) death-camp guard was likely fabricated by the Soviet Union to smear him for speaking out against the communist regime.

America has no monopoly on bailouts. The New American has chronicled the forced public financing of the otherwise unsustainable social welfare schemes of several European nations.

Voters in Iceland infuriated bankers and European governments yet again by rejecting for a second time a proposal to force taxpayers to cover the massive debts of private Icelandic banks that failed during the economic crisis. But the battle is not over yet.