Richard Bloch in JapanOur very dear friend and colleague, Richard Bloch, an award-winning architect from New York City is currently missing in Japan. Following this morning's magnitude 8.9 earthquake, his whereabouts are unknown. He was expected to return to New York tomorrow.
Employment Key in RevolutionsStatistics show that almost every one of the nations currently experiencing "the Facebook Revolutions" has an unemployment rate above 8.2%, with the majority experiencing double-digit rates as high as 30%.
Patriot Act Extension Passes House VoteA critical vote in the U.S. House of Representatives Thursday will extend three provisions of the Patriot Act and Intelligence Reform bill due to expire in March.
Bahrain Crackdowns on ProtestsBahraini military forces and vehicles patrolled the streets of Manama, Bahrain's capital on Thursday, just hours after security forces overpowered an encampment of of protesters in the middle of the night, resulting in three deaths and more than 200 injuries, as reported by witnesses and confirmed by officials.