But how exacerbating anarchy in Libya and highlighting the power of the gun over politics serves U.S. interests remains unclear.
The Newsweek story has drawn a stormy response across the Web, highlighting the gulf between both sides of the abortion debate.
Singer Wyclef Jean retweeted others who were talking about Trayvon, highlighting the issue of race at the heart of the story.
But the fiscal cliff hostage situation, now in its brutal 44th day, is highlighting one of the key differences.
The germ of the novel was an article in The Guardian highlighting the 50 to 60 bodies pulled from the Thames every year.
News of doctor and nurse drug overdoses hit the press this week, highlighting an ongoing (and growing) problem.
An off-camera light source spotlights him from the front, highlighting the action.
Lockhart was able to put the Scott's case on the spotlight in recent years, highlighting Jamie's ailing health.
There's highlighting and emphasizing selected perceptics and such.
And it took some highlighting and sidelighting with the use of a spotlight to actually make those things discernible at all.