In yet another example of Islam's influence in the West, a U.K. KFC refused to give a native Englishman a hand wipe, claiming that the alcohol it contained could offend Muslims.

A number of people have questioned the results of Scotland's September 18 independence vote, including 90,000 signers of an online petition demanding a revote.




Russia is essentially an oligarchy, with the rich and powerful running the show. And America is increasingly becoming as centralized as Russia. Now, we are being drawn together.

A cursory look at world events, especially in Ukraine, suggests that Vladimir Putin is re-engaging the Cold War, but a closer look indicates that he is working with the West.

The aftermath of the elections has surprised many and encouraged others, especially those seeking independence.