"The rest of the world has to toe the line and adhere to the Overton window created in the halls of American universities and in the streets of Hollywood. This is ludicrous."
"Taiwan acted just like any other independent nation, unlike what some other superpower nations might have us believe, that it’s 'part of China.'"
"The issue with Tibet is that China is the crazy girlfriend that will not let go. She still considers them a couple while everyone else knows it’s more complicated and really shouldn’t continue."
"It is important to see Tiananmen as a reminder of the slippery slope of rampant statism; that the state can and will do whatever it takes to secure its interests at the expense of the people’s freedoms and even their lives."
"What is right is not determined by what the outcome is, but by what the means entail, and if those means do not adhere to the basic principle of respecting the sanctity of any single human life, then what is being done is wrong."
"A 13-year old boy has been hailed as a savior as he secretly texted for help during the hijacking of a school bus near Milan. The hijacker has been named as 47-year-old Oussynou Sy, who threatened the children and set the bus alight."
"North Korea acknowledged for the first time last Friday that the Hanoi summit ended 'unexpectedly without an agreement.'"
"In a series of consecutive crunch votes in Parliament, the House of Commons have voted to request the European Union extend Article 50, thereby delaying Brexit until June."
"th progressive support so splintered, maybe there’s an inside track to the nomination for the former Colorado Governor. His name ID also isn’t terrible, with it being floated last year as the possible counterpart to a John Kasich independent run." Writes Andrew Bartholomew in this week's news roundup.
"The UK’s Attorney General, Geoffrey Cox, has assured that negotiations with the Union will carry on and a deal will be settled before the final meaningful vote on the withdrawal bill on the 12th, before the official leaving date of the 29th," writes James Smith