It is hard to imagine how Greece's new government could have gotten off to a worse start.
The position to combat human trafficking remains unfilled after two months.
Inviting Netanyahu was outside precedent and without foundation in law.
Gross almost certainly knew his activities were illegal and that they endangered lives.
We see an actual ominousness rising in Europe.
Netanyahu's acceptance of Boehner's invitation will play well to his domestic audience.
The naive faith that modernity welcomes freedom, that democracy will inexorably succeed, is called into question across the continent.
More and more countries are willing to take direct action to subvert stalemated talks.
The marches against terrorism were the first small steps to French recovery of its ancient and historic soul.
There is a deep deficiency among Western leaders: their inability to understand those they regard as enemies.