…says  honorable blogparent  Matt Welch; I hear and obey:
4/7: ANC  gets two-thirds majority in South Africa’s Parliament; Prime Minister (and noted  HIV/AIDS scholar) Thabo Mbeki now has the power to rewrite the South African constitution. (via  UK blog Conservative Commentary)
4/7: Israel  allows a settlement in Palestinian Jerusalem (same story referred to below ).
4/8: China  blocks North Korea resolution in Security Council.
4/9: Hundreds dead in Congo  massacres.
…and much, much more , via Daniel Drezner, on Cuba, Belarus, Zimbabwe, etcetera!
…unless you’re in …
4/7: Palo Alto , where the City Council is considering a ban on eye-rolling. (via  Educated Guesswork)