Monthly Archives: November 2011

Up the Wazzu?

He’s back! Former Texas Tech football coach Mike Leach is back where he belongs — on a college football sideline. Sports Illustrated reports that Mr. Leach has been hired as the new football coach at Washington State. The school said … Continue reading

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Be careful what you wish for?

The stock market soared today, gaining almost 500 points after consecutive days of good economic news and a commitment to prevent further crises in the banking industry. We should be smiling, right? The Globe and Mail reports we might want … Continue reading

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Perhaps you will have Herman Cain to kick around some more?

Despite sagging poll numbers and lingering questions about his personal conduct, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain says he isn’t dropping out of the race. As the New York Times reports, Mr. Cain suggested that the “character assassination” against him will … Continue reading

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The end of the Euro?

Farfetched? Maybe. But as the Financial Times notes, multiple corporations are hatching contingency plans for how they would need to do business in Europe if the Euro is done away with. Concerned that Europe’s political leaders are failing to control … Continue reading

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You won’t have Herman Cain to kick around any more

The Washington Post and New York Times are reporting that Herman Cain is reassessing if and how he should remain a Republican presidential candidate. It’s not hard to understand why. Mr. Cain has had his personal conduct with women questioned … Continue reading

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Ai Weiwei’s wife was in police custody today

The Associated Press reports there remain a host of unanswered questions about why Lu Qing was detained. Lu Qing said four officers came to her Beijing home Tuesday and forced her to come with them to a police station. She … Continue reading

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Iranians vent their rage at Britain (UPDATED)

1st UPDATE: 1:25 p.m. EST: I came across some video of the initial protests at the British embassy, which angry Iranians “stormed” (according to some Western media accounts) earlier today. Reuters reports that Iranian media are suggesting the protests have … Continue reading

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