Each day we offer a sample of headlines that appeared in the world press along with our comments.

Canada, Toronto Star; “$4.4 Million Lotto Winner Jailed”
Win a few million and wind up in jail for back taxes.

Czech Republic, Prague Post: “Police Hire Extremists”
It’s a lot easier to hire extremists than to capture them.

Denmark, Copenhagen Post: “”Church Blesses Homosexuals”
That is mighty happy news.

USA, New York Daily News: “He’s Not A Kook”
He’s just a regular Republican congressman.

Germany, The Local: “Quash Noise Complaints By Children”
Just send them to school to do worksheets.

Sweden, The Local: “Woman Can Smoke In Her Garden”
That’s the good news, the bad news is she can’t smoke weed.

UK, The Independent: “Children Played With Body For 11 Days”
Ring around the Rosy is just a game.

Australia, Sydney Morning Herald: “No To Gay Marriage”
That is not very happy news.

UK, Guardian: “Pregnant Smuggler Ends Nightmare”
It all depends on the baby package she was carrying.

USA, Newsday: “We’re Not Big Drinkers”
Not in St. Louis, home of the Busch family.

Egypt, Al-Ahram: “Old Wine In New Bottles”
The Republican mantra of discord is really old hat.

Czech Republic, Prague Daily Monitor: “Fatal Star”
Sarah Palin?