- Turkey's ruling AKP party won yesterday's election to earn a third term, surprising no one but flummoxing The Economist. Meanwhile, Syria's crackdown on dissidents is pushing more refugees into Turkey.
- Yesterday's morning shows featured a fair amount of inexplicable (and unchallenged) talk about stalemate in Libya and the U.S. burden. Importantly, there is no stalemate--Libyan rebels are making steady advances. Also, the U.S. is only providing logistical and intelligence support--the actual, you know, combat is being carried by our European allies.
- It took Lebanon five months to form a new cabinet.
- The Arab Spring moves to Morocco.
- Saint Anselm College hosts tonight's GOP debate in Manchester (Manchvegas), NH. The debate begins at 8 pm Eastern and it will feature Michelle Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty, Mitt Romney, and Rick Santorum. Notably, Sarah Palin was invited to participate but will not. As the presumptive frontrunner, Romney can expect to be beset upon by the other 6 debate participants who will make an issue of former governor's policy inconsistencies and insufficient conservatism.
- The first, clear post-shooting pictures of Rep. Giffords were released onto her Facebook page over the weekend.
- North Carolina is set to be a 2012 battleground state.