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Keep your eyes off the ball…

says [1] honorable blogparent [2] Matt Welch; I hear and obey:

  • 4/7: ANC [3] gets two-thirds majority in South Africa’s Parliament; Prime Minister (and noted [4] HIV/AIDS scholar) Thabo Mbeki now has the power to rewrite the South African constitution. (via [5] UK blog Conservative Commentary)
  • 4/7: Israel [6] allows a settlement in Palestinian Jerusalem (same story referred to below [7]).
  • 4/8: China [8] blocks North Korea resolution in Security Council.
  • 4/9: Hundreds dead in Congo [9] massacres.
  • …and much, much more [10], via Daniel Drezner, on Cuba, Belarus, Zimbabwe, etcetera!

    …unless you’re in …

  • 4/7: Palo Alto [11], where the City Council is considering a ban on eye-rolling. (via [12] Educated Guesswork)