FROM Declan Walsh
Protests against the Anti-Islam Video Turn Deadly in Pakistan More than a dozen have been killed in clashes between security forces and protesters in Pakistan. These are the same riots that have been ripping through the Middle East for over a week. Pakistan sought to curb the violence by effectively shutting down schools, and businesses. The impromptu national holiday has not worked. Correspondent Declan Walsh is in Pakistan for the New York Times .
Pakistani Prime Minister Dismissed, Leaving Government in Disarray Pakistan, one of the world's nuclear powers, is in a state of "constitutional uncertainty" after the Supreme Court dismissed Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani for refusing to pursue a corruption case against the name who appointed him, President Asif Ali Zardari. That's according to Declan Walsh in Islamabad for the New York Times .
US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Kill 27 in Three Days Three likely American drone attacks in the past three days have killed 27 people in northwest Pakistan, a practice that's already closed supply routes thought that country into Afghanistan. Declan Walsh is in Islamabad for the New York Times .
Drone Strike in Pakistan May Upend Delicate Negotiations For the first time in a month, drones operated by the CIA conducted a missile strike yesterday in Pakistan, despite that country's demand that such attacks come to an end. Declan Walsh is Pakistan correspondent for the New York Times .
Pakistan: Political Turmoil in an Unstable Ally Pakistan's Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani faces contempt charges in the Supreme Court for failing to pursue corruption charges against his boss, President Asif Ali Zardari. It appears that the military, which has engineered coups in the past, is behind the action. While its parliamentary government is under legal assault from, the country itself is in economic shambles, fighting a bloody conflict with Islamic extremists. With anti-Americanism on the rise, what's in store for the US and withdrawal from Afghanistan?
Pakistan: Political Turmoil in an Unstable Ally Rumors of a coup may be premature, but Pakistan's military appears to be using the country's Supreme Court to cause big trouble for the civilian leadership. Charges of past corruption could force both President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani out of office, partly because they've been publicly critical of the army. They've lost public support due to massive energy shortages, a staggering economy and the bloody wars against the Taliban and other extremists. Can democracy survive in an unstable nuclear power where 70 percent of the population is under 30? What about the US and the war in Afghanistan?
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.