The love affair between Twitter and the U.S. government is in danger of crashing as spectacularly as a celebrity relationship: with tears, disavowals, a chorus of - "I told you so"s, and, of course, lawsuits. Like the Demi Moore - Ashton Kutcher (both popular Twitterati) breakup, the reason is alleged infidelity. In Twitter's case it's worse than a claimed hot tub fling, however. The online micro-blogging tool is accused of consorting with U.S. enemies: terrorist groups...
Ten years ago today the world learned that a major terrorist attack on Singapore had been thwarted. The anniversary of what would have been Southeast Asia's 9/11 is notable not only because of how Singapore foiled it, but also because of the lesson it taught neighboring countries...
Rich Lowrie - the economic adviser behind Herman Cain's now famous 9-9-9 tax plan - says Mr. Cain wasn't really forced out of the race by allegations of sexual misconduct, but rather by his campaign's failure to effectively court a key group of Republicans, 'the scale-tippers.'
The rooftop hot tub, movie theater, and tropical butterfly garden, inspired the Wall Street Journal to recently proclaim Singapore's Changi International Airport possibly the "world's best airport." They're right that those features are great, but the Journal missed the airport's best feature (compared to U.S. and most other Western airports): security, customs, and immigration...
Somewhere, probably in hell, Hafez al-Assad is biting his fingernails, hoping that his son, Bashar, remembers his history lessons. Because this is not the first time that an Assad ruling Syria has faced mounting opposition protests, deadly attacks on government personnel and instillations, and army defections. A similar uprising occurred in the 1970s and early 1980s, under Assad senior's watch.