Getting a rational grip on what threatens us
Terrorism is big and scary, and it certainly could cause a lot of death and destruction -- but there are other things that are causing lots of death and suffering right now that we could probably bear to spend some more time acting upon
"Father of the Revolution" apparently endorses Adidas
Fidel Castro doesn't seem like he's going to use his jogging suit for the intended purpose
Gingrich and Vilsack debate biofuels
The marathon-like race for the Presidency can get pretty exhausting for people living in states like Iowa, whose governors are thinking about running for the White House. The more time the prospective candidates dance around whether they're actually running, the less they seem to spend paying attention to their jobs.
Three of the missing Egyptian exchange students found in Des Moines
Why would 11 students all decide not to show up to a month-long summer course in Montana?
Is the President using money to distance himself from the news media?
Unemployment is a main cause of radicalism
Ironically, the larger the social-safety net, the higher the unemployment rate -- thus, nations with lots of welfare help may actually be making their own troubles worse
Heathrow bosses order airlines to cut flights by 30%
If they really want to deal with the congestion caused by new security measures, how about imposing a new security fee? That way, if airlines want to keep flying the same volume of passengers, they'll have to bear the cost -- and if they decide not to do so, they'll have an economic advantage for cutting back. Market forces are in play everywhere, and simple bans and volume cuts like this rarely work.