MS "Arctic Sea"
January 30, 2011, No Comments

The mystery continues Murky waters (The Economist) A COURT in Russia’s far northern region of Arkhangelsk is heari ...

F. Peter Cundill 1938-2011 R.I.P.
January 29, 2011, 1 Comment

F. PETER CUNDILL FCA, CFA Philanthropist, sportsman, diarist and renowned global value investor. Peter Cundill was born ...

Wednesday Night #1508
January 26, 2011, 1 Comment

The State of the Union When Barack Obama was elected President of the United States, he was likened to John F. Kennedy. ...

West Wing Wednesday Night #34 January 26, 2011
January 26, 2011, No Comments

The new year brings about a change in scheduling – and my apologies for the short notice – but yes, the withdrawal f ...

West Wing Wednesday Night #34 January 26, 2011
January 26, 2011, No Comments

We hope your holidays went well and wish you all the very very best for 2011! The new year brings about a change in sche ...

U.S.: Politics and violence
January 21, 2011, No Comments

Spotlight From Glenn Beck Brings a CUNY Professor Threats (NYT) On his daily radio and television shows, Glenn Beck has ...

2010 Year-end reviews and reports
January 21, 2011, 1 Comment

Why Do We Need Predictions? (NYT) Even though prognostications turn out to be wrong as often as they are right, why do t ...

Sargent Shriver 1915-2011 R.I.P.
January 20, 2011, No Comments

JFK Presidential Library Biography of R. Sargent Shriver Bono: What I Learned From Sargent Shriver Remembering Sargent S ...

Wednesday Night #1507
January 19, 2011, 1 Comment

John Jonas, having had a very successful cataract operation, is back with Holly to offer his usual clear-eyed analysis o ...

Human development in the Arab world
January 18, 2011, No Comments

Arab Human Development Reports (download) Tunisian Revolution Shakes, Inspires Middle East (Truthdig) The Tunisian upris ...