Michael Bloomberg on the fiscal cliff, Ezra Klein on conservative fiscal policies, Amy Davidson on Antonin Scalia, Michael Mazza on North Korea, and Xu Zhiyong on Tibet.
Chinese state media has reported that 83 workers have been buried in a massive landslide in Tibet, but that efforts are being made to bring them out alive. Those efforts aren't looking too good.
Police have arrested a monk and his nephew for allegedly helping eight people set themselves on fire, as a backward kind of new law begins to take effect: self-immolators and anyone who helps them can now be charged with murder.
Jamphel Yeshi, a Tibetan exile who set himself on fire to protest Chinese rule, died from his burns in New Delhi on Wednesday--and has now become the symbol and a martyr for Tibetan suffering.
At least one protester was killed and perhaps as many as 50 others wounded in western China on Monday, as violence between Tibetan activists and Chinese security forces continues to escalate.
Tibet's new prime minister is 43-years-old and has lived in the U.S. for the last 16 years
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