Burma Military Coup Ousts Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi and her top officials are under house arrest.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize

This year’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureate comes from a part of the world that most people almost never think about.

Capitalizing ‘President’

An argument for an exception to the style guides.

Russian Woman Charged With Interfering In 2018 Elections

The Russians are interfering in our electoral system again, and they’re using our own hyperpartisanship to accomplish their goals.

Trade Negotiations Are Over, But The Damage To U.S.-Canadian Relations Is Done

President Trump got his revised version of NAFTA, but Canadians are less positive about the United States than they have been in at least twenty years.

Myanmar Sentences Reporters To Prison For Reporting On Rohingya Muslims

The military regime in Myanmar has sentenced two reporters to prison for reporting on the repression of the Rohingya Muslims.

Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Secretary-General, Dies At 80

Kofi Annan, who served as Secretary-General of the United Nations at the dawn of the “War On Terror,” has died at the age of 80.

Don’t Buy The Hype About North Korea Agreeing To ‘Denuclearization.’

South Korea’s President is saying that Kim Jong Un has renewed his supposed commitment to ‘denuclearization,’ but it isn’t at all clear what that means.

Trump Hints Summit With Kim Jong Un May Be Back On The Table

One day after canceling his summit meeting with Kim Jong Un, President Trump is suggesting it may be back on. Before it happens, though, there ought to be far more adequate preparation.

Are we Really on the Brink of a New Era in Korea?

There are reasons to be skeptical about the dawning of a new age on the peninsula.

Former Secretary Of Nobel Committee Says Obama’s Peace Prize Was A Mistake

Nine years later, at least one member of the Norwegian Nobel Committee is admitting what seemed at the time a rather obvious fact.

Is Joe Arpaio The Next Roy Moore?

Will Joe Arpaio cause the GOP to lose an otherwise winnable Senate race?

Trump Wants To Claim Credit For Thawing Of Relations Between North And South Korea

President Trump is apparently pressuring the President of South Korea to give him the credit for talks between North and South Korea that the United States isn’t involved in at all.

Former Israeli Prime Minister And President Shimon Peres Dies At 93

One of the last survivors of Israel’s founding generation has passed away.

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust Survivor, Author, And Human Rights Advocate, Dies At 87

A man who survived great horrors to become a tireless witness for truth and advocate for human rights has passed away.

Obama Ambassador Follies

President Obama is rewarding unqualified hacks who raised huge sums for his campaign with ambassadorships.

Nelson Mandela Dies At 95

The most important leader to come out of Africa in the 20th Century, and perhaps in all of history, has died.

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded for Ending Chemical Weapons Use

An agency has won the Nobel Peace Prize for something that hasn’t happened yet.

OTB Caption Contest Winners

The Have A Blast Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

Understanding History: The Argentine Military Regime

Providing a little context for Pope Francis’ background+Erick Erickson needs to learn a little history.

Lech Walesa: Gays Have No Right to Govern

The anti-communist icon is once again in hot water for making idiotic comments.

Jimmy Carter Longest Serving Ex-President

Jimmy Carter’s ex-presidency has lasted the equivalent of 26 Iranian hostage crises.

Jimmy Carter: U.S. Under Obama Is A “Widespread Violator Of Human Rights”

From one Nobel Peace Prize winner to another.

Things Aren’t As Bad As You Think

Despite our rather obvious problems, we’re in great shape compared to the rest of the developed world and, especially, to even our fairly recent ancestors.

Oslo Bomb Blast and Shooting Spree: Al Qaeda Suspected (Updated)

A bomb blast in Oslo’s government center has killed at least two people and a presumably related shooting spree at a nearby children’s camp are being investigated as terrorist related.

Egyptians Upset With U.S. Response To Crisis

The United States is facing a serious public relations problem among the Egyptian people.

Caption Contest Winners

The First Base Edition OTB Caption ContestTM is now over.

China: Balancing Interests

Like it or not, human rights is only at the top of the agenda for countries that otherwise don’t much matter.

Tweet of the Day

Chinese Dissident Dedicates Nobel Peace Prize To Tianamen Square Victims

Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo has dedicated his Nobel Peace Prize to the victims of the June 1989 massacre in Tianamen Square. Proving again that the events of that day still live on in the memory of many Chinese people.

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To Jailed Chinese Dissident

Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo has won the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize. He probably doesn’t know it, though, because he’s currently sitting in a Chinese prison.

Historians: Obama Better Than Reagan!

A survey of historians ranks Obama as the 15th best president ever, ahead of Ronald Reagan and behind Bill Clinton.