Flanders and Wallonia.
Sudan and South Sudan.
The United Forts of Pillowtown and The Legit Republic of Blanketsburg.
Zimbabwe and Botswana.
Immigration has increased fourfold since the start of the recession.
Wal-Mart and the Department of Justice are sponsoring a special “Sam’s State” citizenship, which will allow the company to freely shuttle workers across the border to meet personnel needs.
Illegal entry is still peaking, but immigrants are now using the U.S. mainly as a conduit to Canada.
Net migration has reached a virtual standstill, and may have started to reverse.
A confirmed case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad-cow disease).
The recall of a potentially toxic bronzing lotion.
Salmonella bacteria found in raw milk.
Lindsay Lohan’s return to the Los Angeles night-club scene.
China’s Communist Party.
The United States’ Democratic Party.
The Soviet Politburo under Stalin.
Occupy Wall Street.
“Pathetic.” –The Speaker of the House, John Boehner, on the President’s visits to college campuses.
“One cool President.” –An attack ad from the Karl Rove-linked Super PAC American Crossroads.
“Screw Obama and I will not follow all orders from him.” –The discharged Marine Sergeant Gary Stein, on Facebook.
“We don’t want you…good riddance!” –The New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie.
Hosni Mubarak, of Egypt.
Jean-Claude Duvalier (“Baby Doc”), of Haiti.
Charles Taylor, of Liberia.
Alexander Lukashenko, of Belarus.
An N.F.L. player.
The mayor of Boston.
A newspaper editor.
Michael Jackson, posthumously.
The United Kingdom.
Robert Griffin III.
Authorization for the Keystone XL Oil Pipeline.