Myanmar counts ballots after Suu Kyi’s day of destiny

Myanmar counts ballots after Suu Kyi’s day of destiny

Agence France-Presse Vote counting in Myanmar’s landmark election was well underway Monday following a massive turnout that could see Aung San Suu Kyi’s party catapulted to power and the end of decades of military control. Millions had queued the previous day to cast their ballots in an event heavy with history and filled with emotion.

Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution

Iran appoints first woman ambassador since revolution

Agence France-Presse Iran has appointed its first woman ambassador since the 1979 Islamic revolution, naming foreign ministry spokeswoman Marzieh Afkham to head its embassy in Malaysia, the foreign minister announced on Sunday. “Choosing Afkham as ambassador took a few minutes but choosing her successor took four months,” Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a

GOP Owes CNBC a Christmas Bonus

GOP Owes CNBC a Christmas Bonus

Free suggestion to Republican presidential candidates: Stop whining about last week’s CNBC debate and admit it was the best thing that’s happened to the party since the Koch brothers. Instead of complaining about everything except the color of the NBC peacock’s feathers, the candidates should acknowledge the heartwarming political truth, which is that CNBC inadvertently

Rush Limbaugh Pats Himself on the Back While Blaming the Left for His Own Divisiveness

The man who’s been hammering away at liberals for three hours a day since 1988, telling the world how horrible the left is, blames the people he’s spent all his time denouncing for dividing America. Rush Limbaugh writes in the National Review: …this has not been an AM-radio revolution exclusively; it has been a conservative-media

Republican Wimpiness on Display

The Republican presidential candidates don’t seem to realize it, but they’re in the process of seriously undermining their own “tough guy” brand. Republicans have always seen themselves as “the Daddy party” (as opposed to Democrats’ “Mommy party,” of course), which has always meant no-nonsense toughness in the face of any opposition to their agenda. But