Yesterday was an exciting day in American politics, featuring legislative time-traveling, a Supreme Court turning back the clock on voting rights, and of course the invalidation of DOMA and the death-by-default of California’s Prop 8.
But I assume you have Facebook and that you already knew all that.
Here’s some items you might have missed:
- Former PM Kevin Rudd ousted Australian PM Julia Gillard as Labor Party leader but not (yet?) as prime minister. Question for our antipodean readers: Why isn’t it the “Labour” Party? [The Diplomat]
- U.S. CEO held captive by PRC workers. I blame nobody in this confrontation–morally at least–but I do have to think that the PRC government (at some level) should be much more concerned about this.
- Qatar has a new emir, prime minister, and government. The new emir pledges a humble foreign policy and continuity, but It Remains To Be Seen.