The Los Angeles Dodgers celebration in the Chase Field pool does not deserve a misguided reaction from a U.S. senator.
Obamacare has already brought about some changes, with significant ones coming next year and for the rest of this decade.
- U.S. military strikes in Syria cannot be justified under the rubric of protecting the Syrian people, because more than 100,000 have already died.
- Sympathy is running low for the plight of the Texas A&M quarterback.
- Effective integrity programs become more important as Western companies move into emerging markets.
- The president and his team had already damaged U.S. credibility through their maneuvering in recent weeks.
- Easily 100,000 people attended Electric Zoo during the first two days. I imagine a lot of effort went into ushering that many people to the venue on Randall's Island. However, there was one, now poignant factor missing from Electric Zoo's safety protocol: Attendees were not properly searched before entering.
- The world may be as close to World War III as it was in October of 1962.
- The Reds legend is back in the media again, and that's not a good thing.
- During an intra-squad skills competition Kontinental Hockey League center Vladimir Tkachyov treated fans to one of the most incredible goals of recent memory.
- The 11-time All-Star paved the way we view the combo-guard of today. In a time before the league cracked down on hand check rules, Iverson was a blur on the court. He led the league in scoring four times, carrying the Philadelphia 76ers to the 2001 NBA Finals.
- Looking forward, we believe that U.S. equities will continue to outperform Treasuries until yields reach levels that are once again attractive.
- Let’s be generous and say the Romney campaign had good data – but what did they do with it?
- Job-creation is a completely wrong approach because the world doesn't need everyone to have a job in order to produce what is needed.
- Natural gas production in the U.S. has risen rapidly due to recent technological advances.
- For some reason, weakness invades equity markets in the months of September and October, and this year looks like it may happen again.
- Despite the political hay made of his recent golf outings, President Barack Obama has spent far less time on vacation than some of his predecessors.
- Liu is clearly seeking to make a splash in an election campaign that he has no chance of winning.
- The market is susceptible to more than just a run-of-the-mill pullback, and something more in the size of 8 percent to 15 percent to the downside.
- It's been 40 years since the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, or SPR, a massive volume of crude oil being stored on the Gulf coast, was a gleam in the government's eye.
- You get what you pay for, and when you go to a restaurant in the United States, you pay for the service as well as the food and drinks. Tipping is part of that experience -- what makes the service in the U.S. superior to other places in the world. But not everyone agrees with me. An article published by priceonomics makes the case that a restaurant operating on a no-tip policy makes for a better-run establishment. The piece even goes so as far to say tipping is un-American; it does this by using the history of tipping as detailed by an article in the New York Times Magazine:
- From the time I was a young boy, I enjoyed reading ancient myths and legends. I devoured the tales of ancient Greece, ancient Rome, ancient India, as well as the Celtic and Norse legends of antiquity. These stories were not only wildly entertaining, and exciting, they also inspired me to learn more about the real-life histories of these magical, faraway lands. One of my favorite myths is about the “Giant's Causeway,” one of the world's most spectacular natural geologic formations, in County Antrim in Northern Ireland, and how it came to exist. The Causeway comprises some 40,000 columns (some of which are nearly forty feet high) made of basalt and are linked to each other and disappear like steps into the sea -- the beautiful product of a volcanic eruption unknown eons ago.