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Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky calls himself a “constitutional conservative,” yet in the opening pages of his book, “The Tea Party Goes to Washington,” he advocates “revolution.” One cannot be both a revolutionary and a...
Tags: Federal Bailout Funds, Rand Paul, Philosophy, Ayn Rand, Politics
Vladimir Putin emerged from the obscurity of a secret agent’s life when called to Moscow in 1997 by power-hungry oligarchs in search of a pliable accomplice to plant in the Kremlin. In little more than two years, Putin was president of Russia and...
It's a family feud Federal Reserve-style as Chicago Federal Reserve President Charles Evans and Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard Fisher argue in polite fashion about what the central bank has accomplished by tinkering with the economy. Evans...
There is reason for hope in Nawaz Sharif's victory in the recent Pakistani elections. Sharif, who has twice served as Pakistan's prime minister, has said he wants to build a more robust democracy, revive the country's shattered economy and end the...
In the 65 years since the creation of Israel and the scattering of millions of Palestinians from their historic homeland, hope of resolving the core crisis of the Middle East has risen to joyous pinnacles like Camp David and crashed into despair with...
There is good news from Pakistan. No, really. The country often referred to as "the most dangerous place on earth" is a caldron of violence, religious extremism and nuclear danger. But on Saturday, Pakistan passed a major democratic milestone. Its...
CAIRO — His phone doesn't ring and his charts are gloomy. But every day Mostafa Ismail, a financial broker with a hangman's demeanor, steps into the Egyptian stock exchange hoping for positive blips. They are rare in a nation where revolution...
Tags: Mohamed ElBaradei, Cairo (Egypt), Revolutions, Finance, Egypt
Some answers to readers' airline questions: Question: I understand that London's Heathrow Airport has a horrendous arrival fee. Is the same true for Stansted and Gatwick, London's two other airports? Answer: I'm not sure if you're referring to the...
CAIRO -- President Mohamed Morsi reshuffled his Cabinet on Tuesday, strengthening the Muslim Brotherhood’s hold on power and angering the opposition amid Egypt’s economic turmoil and political unrest. The naming of nine new ministers...
Tags: Cairo (Egypt), Crime, Law and Justice, Egypt, Elections, Islam
WASHINGTON -- For most Americans, Europe is out of sight and out of mind. We figure that the worst of its debt crisis has passed. Italy has a new government. To mute social unrest, some countries are slightly relaxing austerity policies. The European...
Tags: Inflation and Deflation, Germany, Finance, Italy, Bonds
ATHENS – Fears concerning Greece’s efforts to fix its faltering economy flared anew Monday as bank shares sank 30% -- the maximum allowed in a day -- after plans to merge the country’s two biggest lenders were suddenly frozen. Investors...
ATHENS -- Despite sweeping public discord, Cyprus lawmakers on Tuesday approved a controversial $13-billion bailout imposed by international lenders to keep the island financially afloat, and its economy anchored to Europe’s single currency....
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