The Russian intervention in the Crimea is more direct and dramatic than the one in Syria, with actual troops deployed. But there are similarities.
Ukraine's parliament, now controlled by government opposition leaders since President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev, passed a number of speedy measures Saturday, the most important being his removal from office.
The troubles that Ukraine is having in its post-Soviet politics are very similar to the difficulties that have beset many countries of the Arab world in the past few years.
Ukraine is past peaceful negotiations after months of demonstrations spreading throughout the country have finally reached a boiling point.
Clashes between the Ukrainian government and demonstrators continued Friday, despite President Viktor Yanukovych offering to give a little ground. The government's creative use of text messaging earlier in the week, not to mention violence, had something to do with the ongoing calls for regime change.
Conservatives believe the recent ruling on Utah's anti-polygamy statute is the inevitable consequence of the marriage equality movement; Coca Cola is trying to stop people from drinking tap water; meanwhile, Silicon Valley techies are arrogantly promoting class war in San Francisco. These discoveries and more after the jump.