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November 18, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Security Personnel Rush towards a car bomb Boko Haram: “The World’s Deadliest Terror Organization”

According to the Institute for Economics and Peace’s most recent Global Terrorism Index, Boko Haram is the “world’s deadliest terror organization.” Their figures claim that Boko Haram was responsible…

December 12, 2011

Politics and Government
Republican presidential candidates (L-R) former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), and U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), pose before the Republican Party presidential candidates debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, December 10, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes Assessing Saturday Night’s GOP Debate

Republican presidential candidates pose before the Republican presidential candidates debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on December 10, 2011. (Jeff Haynes/courtesy Reuters) Apparently 7…

December 7, 2010

More Celebrities and Foreign Policy More Celebrities and Foreign Policy

Yesterday I blogged on an article in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about John Prendergast’s efforts to enlist celebrities to help bring attention to humanitarian disasters in Africa.  A sharp-ey…

February 9, 2011

Politics and Government
Senate Resolution 301: Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy. TWE Remembers: Joseph McCarthy’s Wheeling Speech

Sixty-one years ago tonight Sen. Joseph McCarthy gave the speech to the Republican Women’s Club of Wheeling, West Virginia that ushered in the ugly era of McCarthyism. McCarthy was beginning his f…

April 30, 2006

Can the dollar block survive another bout of dollar weakness?

In case you haven't noticed, the dollar is now closer to 1.30 (v. the euro) than 1.20 - or even 1.15.  Carry is no longer king.   There is talk of a "regime change" in the fx market.  Or at least…