It seems to me that the immigration issue has dominated the US political scene in the past few weeks. The haggling and wringing of hands and what will come to eventually be a grand compromise between Republicans and Democrats has been a nice study of how the political process works in the United States.
There is some pretty crazy stuff going down right now in Pakistan. Here is the rundown: back in March, the head of the army and the President, Pervez Musharraf, suspended the Chief Justice for "misuse of authority" (read: a dictator dislikes what the Judiciary is saying, and consolidates power). This sparked protests (especially by lawyers and those associated with the courts), which have been growing in frequency and number since the incident. This, in turn, has led to Musharraf cracking down on the electronic media.More