After radically shifting his policies away from the left, Barack Obama has seen John McCain whittle away his lead in the polls - at the worst possible time.
This column has been predicting it for some time and it may finally be about to happen: a debate about immigration and its wider consequences for Ireland. It could even be a debate free of the deadening influence of the politically correct.
Welcome to the most surreal week in the history of Irish politics.
We should focus on what drove the Taoiseach to say such a thing, rather than berating him for losing his rag.
The North needs to examine just what it has to offer its potential foreign investors.
Forty years ago, one of the worst civilian massacres in modern military history took place in Vietnam, to the eternal shame of those involved and the people who tried to cover it up.
We must take heed of the inevitable excess of underage drinking on St Patrick’s Day.