Here in the United States, with budget deficits ballooning, our government is spending ever more money and creating new entitlements.

As one of the agency's major abortion providers, Marie Stopes International receives about £30 million a year from Britain’s National Health Service towards its “services.” As if this business was not already horrific enough, it has come to light that MSI has been offering free abortions to its staff for ten years now, saying:  “For your dedication, passion and hard work you will be rewarded with our support and benefits — both financial and non-financial.” Its benefit package for employees, their partners and children also included inexpensive gym membership, reduced rates at theme parks, and an annual health check for £10. With the emergence that abortion is part of what MSI has to offer its staff, anti-abortion anger has flared anew from pro-life groups and individuals alike. Said one Brit responding on the Daily Mail web site:

According to South Korea's Defense Ministry, on August 9, North Korea fired more than 100 rounds of artillery into the Yellow Sea near the disputed sea border with the South.

Like many of America's and the world's tragedies, the chain of events that led to the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki goes back to the great wielder of the big stick, the President who seldom walked softly, the much revered and overrated Theodore Roosevelt. Roosevelt was fond of Japan and, as we all know, the old Rough Rider midwifed the treaty that ended the Russo-Japanese war, for which achievement he won the award that comes eventually to all great warriors, the Nobel Peace Prize.

As the situation in war-torn Somalia worsens, some governments whose countries host Somali refugees announced their intention to deport Somalis to their homeland. The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, and many human right groups are opposed to deportation of these refugees, but they are largely being ignored.