"Fog in channel, Continent cut off," is a very old British joke about an alleged newspaper headline regarding weather over the waterway separating them from Europe.
I wanted to run the other way these recent days every time my mind bumped against Orlando and the massacre there.
In a country awash with automatic weapons, overwhelmed by warring militias, and lacking an effective central government, there's little wonder why global terrorist groups such as Islamic State (IS) have found fertile ground for expansion.
You eat social networking sites for breakfast. With the advent of smartphones, you carry the internet in your pocket, literally.
With nearly six months having passed since the launch of the so-called Association of Southeast Asian (ASEAN) Economic Community, or AEC, the hard work of leveraging what promises to be a world-leading single market continues.
The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) finds itself in a dilemma: Should it rejoice over the decline this year in the number of Hong Kong people who commemorated the anniversary of the June 4, 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square or should it be more worried that many of those not taking part don't consider themselves Chinese anymore?
I beg you, my American friends, if you're voting this November, vote for Hillary Clinton.
Reports have been flying through the air like fast-moving clouds about the future of student exchange programs between universities in Taiwan and their counterparts (loosely speaking) in the People's Republic of China (PRC).
Any nation where some warped, twisted definition of honor sanctions the killing of a woman, even your own young daughter or sister, has demonstrably strayed from every possible path of sanity.
"His freedom to speak protects my freedom to call him a bigot. His freedom guarantees mine."