The Great Debate
The Kremlin is preparing blueprints for a huge new aircraft carrier, Russian media reported in early February, to replace its navy’s current flattop, the relatively small and aged Admiral Kuznetsov.
Earlier this month, Tunisia’s newly elected parliament cobbled together a coalition government led by a secular party that included its Islamist rivals, who had been democratically ousted from power. The new government, coming on the heels of a historic presidential election, a new constitution and the first democratic elections to be held during the Arab Spring, marks an astonishing democratic culmination in the birthplace of the movement. It has also proven hard to replicate.
What makes a great sketch? Endless hours of viewing ‘Saturday Night Live,’ tireless debate among critics and media luminaries has not provided a clear answer. These clips just might. By the way, there are more than 10. You’re welcome.