Two more civilians have been killed by private security guards in Iraq.
British PM, Gordon Brown, announces a 50% troop draw-down in Iraq by the spring.
North Korea is cooperating for disarmament after six-party talks.
Pakistani president Musharraf has been re-elected.
Freedom of the press continues to be curtailed in Russia and Egypt.
Iranian president Ahmadinejad faces anti-government protests in Tehran.
A car bomb in Spain indicates increasing tension between the Spanish government and Basque separatists.
US "detainees" continue to be interrogated using "extreme" methods.
Sudanese rebels and government troops have clashed again in Darfur.
An Australian soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan.
Vigilante killings in Kenya are on the rise.
President Bush vetoed the expansion of S-CHIP.
Mario Capecchi, Oliver Smithies, and Martin Evans win the Nobel Prize in medicine for their "gene targeting."
India's stock market reaches another record high.
Pakistani soldiers and Taleban militants clash in northern Pakistan, resulting in 200 deaths.
Burma's opposition party rejects the Junta's conditions for talks with their leader, Aung San Suu Kyi.
Turkey is threatening to raid the Iraq border to find Kurdish separatists.
And, an Argentine police chaplain has been convicted for involvement in murder, kidnapping, and torture during Argentina's military rule.
With all this going on in the world, why on earth are we talking about a stupid left-wing newspaper attack-ad, a conservative radio host's thoughtless criticism of Iraq war vets, and a presidential candidate's choice of patriotic accessories?
Is there a single sane source of news reporting left in our country? Hello? Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?