Annan: Peaceful world possible only through the UN
Wrong. That doesn't mean the UN can't help, but it's certainly not a necessary condition for world peace. People who are convinced that technocrats are necessary in order to make things work imagine a world of fixed laws and static consequences. In reality, the world is one big dynamic system in which voluntary cooperation (often bilateral) is more important than trying to achieve some mythical universal consensus.
Hard-working employees get their co-workers to work harder
Free-tuition scholarship purchased in 1866 still works today
How to use Gmail filters to control spam
Australian Cardinal says violent reaction to Pope's comments makes his point
UK defense chief: We underestimated Afghanistan
Now NATO really needs more troops on the ground and isn't getting them
Schwarzenegger divides and conquers
Since Republicans don't have anyone else to vote for, he's going after Democratic votes -- and getting them
Firefox 188.8.131.52 released
An automatic update for most users. Fixes four big security problems and three lesser ones. Meanwhile, a newly-discovered security hole in Internet Explorer appears to take advantage of Microsoft's Patch Tuesday cycle of updates -- giving the crooks maximum time to do their damage.
"It isn't easy being a multi-millionaire in California"
Huffington's "On Becoming Fearless"
Violence in Hungary
And reports of a coup in Thailand
Old BBC News intros
Postville meatpacker to pay half-million-dollar fine