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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2011 Flickr The Prime Minister of Israel

Bibi King of Israel

The astonishing shake-up in Israeli politics this week may have changed the entire game in Israel and the Middle East—and the prospects for war with Iran over its nuclear program.

By forming a unity government with his Likud Party’s principal … More…

Mitt Romney campaigns in Charleston, SC.

The Incredible Chutzpah of Mitt Romney

Here, via the Huffington Post, is a new low point in the very low candidacy of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the presidency of the United States.

He’s actually said he’ll “take a lot of credit” for the recovery … More…

Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers at Davos in 2010

Keynesians Try Another Comeback

The economic philosophy of John Maynard Keynes had a brief revival after the financial crisis of 2008. Desperate politicians tried to save the global economy–and their own jobs–by launching stimulus plans to plug an “output gap,” the gaping hole that … More…

Afghan security forces scramble to respond to Taliban attacks.

The Taliban’s Tet Offensive Begins

Starting at 1:30PM Sunday, the Taliban launched its most brazen, audacious attack ever in Afghanistan.

Using rocket-propelled grenades, trucks loaded with explosives, and suicide bombers, the Afghan rebel army besieged strategic locations in Kabul and three eastern cities.

The carefully … More…

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Wall Street May Have Too Many Psychopaths

I’ve been a big critic of Wall Street for years. In 2002, during then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer’s investigation of Merrill Lynch’s rip off of individual investors during the dot-com bubble, I described the Wall Street culture as corrupt … More…