According to the International Monetary Fund’s latest forecasts, the great overtake has, apparently, been put on hold.
These are tumultuous times for the LGBT movement, with each passing year bringing exhilaration and despair in roughly equal measure.
This is one of those dodgy narratives that has been floating around for years, but never seems to disappear now matter how many times it gets flushed.
America’s busiest shopping day is in full swing today as traditional Black Friday sales hit streets across the country. The exciting shopping season began as early as 4am
A year after the US attack that saw Osama bin Laden killed, efforts to crush the remnants of al-Qa’ida are at a pivotal stage.
There’s some interesting stuff in there. Joseph Stiglitz says that the Vickers reforms to ringfence retail banking pobably don’t go far enough. He proposes a theory on why Germany practices left-wing economics at home but right-wing economics abroad (there’s a soldiarity gulf). He also explains why China can combine high growth with high inequality.
The pace of China’s unprecedented economic growth has allowed the Chinese to broaden their horizons in regional and international affairs, much to the annoyance of its great western rival the US, but they are still under criticism for ‘unfair’ trade regulations. What gives?
Clara Cullen thinks Obama’s drone strategy is a betrayal of all who supported him. In turn, the silence of all those who voted for “hope” and “change” is worrying; it suggests that the US liberal electorate would rather support Obama, who they perceive as a lesser political evil than his Republican adversaries, than actually questioning the political hypocrisy his foreign policy entails.
Is Ron Paul betraying the movement he built?
Barack Obama has taken pandering to the Israeli lobby to shameful new levels. In a frankly shocking video, even by US standards, in what I can only describe as one the most cynical pieces of electioneering I have witnessed in my lifetime, Obama’s team has released a video re-affirming the USA’s special relationship with Zionism, and their unwavering commitment to supporting a state which draws legitimate comparisons to South Africa under apartheid.
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