People Power

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Mass protests in Budapest this week against a proposed Internet usage tax apparently worked: Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that his government would scrap the tax, at least for now. "We are not Communists, we don’t govern against the people," Mr. Orban said in his regular weekly interview on Hungarian radio. "We govern together...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore. (Photo: United Nations Photo/flickr/cc)
Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation on Friday...
Nadia Prupis, staff writer
Protesters stormed Parliament in Burkina Faso on Thursday to demand an end to President Blaise Compaore's rule. (Photo: Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)
After anti-government protesters set fire to Burkina Faso's Parliament on...

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Fed up with Open Carry Texas freaks hauling assault rifles in with them to buy lunch, about 500 Texas musicians held the first Open Carry Guitar Rally, marching while packing a giddy array of instruments and singing a repertoire from Steve Earle to Outkast to Star-Spangled Banner. Part of a broader Guitars For Guns campaign - shades of Woody Guthrie - the event was perfect for Texas, one sage explained, where "a bizarre phallic obsession is just part of your DNA...The guitar obsessives are the...