Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Short List


  • Protests continue in Tunisia, but great uncertainty remains about who will step into the vacuum left by Ben Ali's flight.  The Council on Foreign Relations surveys the likelihood that Tunisia revolution could catch on in other North African countries.

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calls Chinese President Hu Jintao a dictator last night, while Secretary Clinton took to the morning shows to emphasize the need for a stronger bi-lateral relationship.

  • Afghanistan's special election court, widely considered unconstitutional by international observers, has called for a month delay for Parliament's inauguration.

  • The tone of the debate of healthcare repeal has been notably more civil.

  • Economist.com considers industrial towns and how Tata has created a community around a steel mill.

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