Ben Bernanke: Bust of the Year – by Vasko Kohlmayer


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Why should we expect the Fed Chairman to solve a crisis he didn’t see coming?

Neal Ungerleider: Saudi Arabia to execute TV psychic, Falafel Mafia


In the United States, television psychics are merely mocked. In Saudi Arabia, they are executed. The Saudi Arabian government is planning to execute Lebanese television psychic Ali Sibat. Sibat was found guilty of witchcraft by a Saudi court in November, a crime which carries the death sentence. It appears that Sibat was targeted for arrest […]

Putin to Consider New Presidential Bid – WSJ.com


In an electric four-hour solo performance on live television, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he will think about whether to reclaim the presidency — one of the strongest signals yet that he may run again for Russia’s top office in 2012. Mr. Putin, who also vowed that Russia would step up its efforts against terrorism, […]