Five years blogging from this spot! Since my first post about the US presidential campaign, the first one for Obama, to this day, hundreds of stories have found a place in this blog. Comments, links, selected news about topics I considered interesting and I hope my readers and followers too.

Corrupt politicians, there’s nothing you won’t do for money? Each day the news reveal a brand new scandal: illegal enrichment, millions in obscure transactions, money sheltered in tax havens.

Seven subjects off limits for teaching, Chinese universities told | South China Morning Post. Summary: Mainland universities have been ordered to steer clear of seven topics in their teaching, including universal values, press freedom and civil rights, two university staff said, offering an insight into ideological control under the new Communist Party leaders. A law professor […]

Please, I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be “protectors” of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. Let us not allow omens of destruction and death to accompany the advance of this world! But to be “protectors”, we also have to keep watch over ourselves! Let us not forget that hatred, envy and pride defile our lives! Being protectors, then, also means keeping watch over our emotions, over our hearts, because they are the seat of good and evil intentions: intentions that build up and tear down! We must not be afraid of goodness or even tenderness! – Pope Francis

The new Pope said today to the Journalists gathered in the Aula Paulus VI, who difficult is to report about the Church if you see it in terms of “politics”. This is why, I think, all the so-called experts in Vatican affairs who worked with lists of candidates to the papacy failed with their predictions […]

A big disappointment about internal democracy in the democratic convention because of Jerusalem. The sentence “Jerusalem is and will remain the capital of Israel” had been  removed from the platform because of the negotiations in progress about the future of the city backed by the Obama’s Administration. The criticism made the President and his people propose […]

“The Russian support, the Iranian support and the hesitation or the inability of the international community to protect the Syrian people are the main reasons why the regime is buying time and why the regime is staying for a longer period of time. But from inside, the regime is dead. Economically, socially, in all domains […]