Meet the future of American diplomacy! (He’ll fit right in…)


I like the irreverent Washington Rebel blog, but unless this post is dripping with more sarcasm than I’m picking up, they missed something.
Yeah, this kid looks harmless (if face-slappingly earnest). But during questioning, I’d become “suspicious” of the “clean cut college guy” too:

The Wyncote native was detained for five hours after Transportation Security Administration screeners [...]

Feel the Need to Express Your Political Views? In China, that Will Get You Serious Jail Time.


Liu Xiaobo lives under the repressive communist Chinese system. Liu Xiaobo is going to jail. His crime? He’s a blogger who dared to call for basic freedoms in China. For that act, Liu has earned himself an 11-year sentence, and unfortunately for Liu, in the Chinese penal system that means hard labor.
Let’s have another communist [...]

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