After declaring martial law Tuesday, the Thai military has launched a coup in earnest, taking over the government in response to months of political turmoil and the removal of the country's prime minister and members of the administration.
Tanks are rolling in the streets of Cairo. The deadline for the Egyptian Army's pre-announced coup (or righteous seizure of power, depending on whom you ask) has passed, but President Mohamed Morsi, still at work in the Republic Guard barracks, shows no sign of backing down.
Sisi's coming. There are fewer than two hours left until the Egyptian military's 2:30 GMT deadline for government takeover is reached, and President Mohamed Morsi says he is willing to pay any price for "preserving legitimacy"—even his life.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa was physically assaulted by rioting police officers, who shoved him and threw a tear gas grenade. Why? A new law that would have reduced benefits and slowed salary increases. No wonder governments hate cutting spending.
Newly de-classified documents show that British ballerina Margot Fonteyn led a plot to overthrow Panama's government in the 1950s. She was not as good at intrigue as she was at dancing: She accidentally threw some documents into the ocean. [AP]
Since Obama has been on vacation lately, and Biden has the temerity to continue to make public appearances, the Washington Times' Joseph Curl has declared a coup. Now that we're 12 days into Biden presidency, how's he doing?
Hey, remember that hippie-filled social network, Tribe, from the Friendster days? Founder Mark Pincus just took it over, proving that sometimes, an ex-CEO can fire his replacement and wrest back control of a company.