I realize that most Americans or Europeans wouldn't be able to pick out Mali on a map. But it's still a shame that recent events in that West African country have been getting so little attention. Until recently, Mali was one of Africa's big success stories. Now it's foundering.
This is especially ironic when you consider that it may be the policies of the West -- well-intentioned policies that were aimed at ridding the world of a specific evil -- that have contributed to Mali's troubles." - Christian Caryl for Foreign Policy Magazine. See full story immediately below.
Noninterventionist Foreign Policy:
Foreign Policy - The Lesson from Mali: Do No Harm
Washington Post - Post-ABC News poll shows drop in Republican support for Afghan war
Electronic Frontier Foundation - ACTA: The State of Play in the US
Wall Street Journal – School Vouchers Gain Ground
Electronic Frontier Foundation - Radical Library/Publisher and Prison Support Group Settle Lawsuit with FBI and UC-Berkeley Police over Improper Raid
Reason - Stop Cyberbullying Your Masters!
War on Drugs:
The Daily Caller – Benjamin Powell: Time to End Out Unwinnable Drug War
CBS Pittsburg - South Greensburg Puts Limits On Yard Sales
Business Insider – Michael Bloomberg Blasts ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws as a ‘License to Murder’
Businessweek – Fed Says Economy Grew at ‘Modest to Moderate’ Pace
IRS and Taxes:
Smart Money - 10 Things I Hate About Tax Day
Boston Herald - Pols: Welfare Abuse Runs Deep
Reason - The Minimum Wage Mirage