Election Declared Invalid


In Ukraine, that is. The country's parliament has pronounced the presidential election discredited. That doesn't end the turmoil in Kiev, but it does indicate which way things are tipping.

To me, the most interesting aspect of the past week's events is the possibility that "people power" revolutions are becoming an instrument of U.S. foreign policy. For one take on the topic—not necessarily mine—go here. I've been working on a story on the subject myself, hopefully to appear next week. (So the next time one of you asks, "Why hasn't Reason written anything about Ukraine yet?"—now you know the answer. It's because we're still working on it.)

In the meantime: For a blogger's dispatches from the frontlines, go here.