Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Ken Lay--all thieves. Compared to the world's two richest men, however, Lay was small potatoes. So why are we praising them, and kicking Lay while he's down--six feet down?
Are Latvians more open-minded than us? Is Pakistan's commitment to democracy stronger than ours? What do the people of Ireland and Malta know that we don't? While half the population of the United States remains unrepresented by its pantheon of presidents, the citizens of these more enlightened nations have elected female presidents and premiers.
Never miss the Saturday paper. Because it's the skimpiest and least-circulated edition of the week, it's the venue of choice for lowballing the stories the government can't completely cover up. September 24's New York Times, for example, contained the bombshell revelation that the U.S. government continues to torture innocent men, women and children in Iraq.