Brett Forman

Brett Forman

Brett Forman is a writer, editor and musician living in New York.

 

Articles by Brett Forman

  • Myanmar Says 302 Political Prisoners Freed in AmnestyMyanmar Says 302 Political Prisoners Freed in Amnesty

    January 14 2012 4:29 PM

    Myanmar's government said on Saturday 302 of the 651 detainees it freed this week were political prisoners whose release had been sought by the National League for Democracy (NLD) party of Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

  • Tunisians Celebrate Their Revolution One Year OnTunisians Celebrate Their Revolution One Year On

    January 14 2012 11:59 AM

    Tunisians Saturday marked the first anniversary of the revolution that started the Arab Spring with celebrations that were true to the spirit of the revolt: raucous, unscripted and driven by the energy of ordinary people.

  • Withdrawal Symptoms: What Happens When Baby Boomers Retire?Withdrawal Symptoms: What Happens When Baby Boomers Retire?

    January 13 2012 11:09 PM

    A whopping 44 percent of all mutual-fund shareholders are baby boomers, according to an Investment Company Institute report. As they take withdrawals from their retirement kitties over the next couple of decades, you're looking at a major, potentially market-altering event.

  • In New Hampshire, Another Solid Finish for Ron PaulIn New Hampshire, Another Solid Finish for Ron Paul

    January 10 2012 11:10 PM

    Texas Congressman Ron Paul has pulled in a big chunk of the votes in both states where Republicans have voted on potential nominees.

  • Tucson Victims Prepare for Shooting Anniversary

    January 07 2012 8:59 PM

    United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, wounded in a deadly mass shooting on Jan. 8 last year, visited a Tucson area park on Saturday as survivors and residents prepared for the somber anniversary on Sunday.

  • Obama Strikes Hopeful Note in Year-End AddressObama Strikes Hopeful Note in Year-End Address

    December 31 2011 11:50 PM

    President Barack Obama, striking a hopeful note in a year-end weekly address, hailed foreign policy milestones while keeping pressure on Congress to further extend payroll tax cuts through the end of 2012.

  • Stern Advice: A Financial To-Do List for 2012Stern Advice: A Financial To-Do List for 2012

    December 31 2011 8:13 PM

    Ask any behaviorist: Resolutions rarely work. They are too big and sweeping. The minute you fall off the bandwagon, you abandon attempts to climb back on, mostly because you're too busy hating yourself.

  • Republicans Scour Iowa for Undecided VotersRepublicans Scour Iowa for Undecided Voters

    December 31 2011 6:07 PM

    Republican White House hopefuls scoured Iowa for undecided voters on Saturday and front-runner Mitt Romney argued that he is the best to take on President Barack Obama as time ran short before the first votes of the 2012 election season.

  • North Korea says its leader Kim Jong-il has died, Yanhap saysNorth Korea says its leader Kim Jong-il has died, Yanhap says

    December 18 2011 10:14 PM

    According to Korean news agency Yonhap, N. Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died of physical fatigue during a train ride.

  • Iran State TV Airs 'Confession' of Detained CIA SpyIran State TV Airs 'Confession' of Detained CIA Spy

    December 18 2011 8:10 PM

    Iranian state television on Sunday aired what it described as the confession of an Iranian man detained for spying for the CIA.

  • House Republicans Oppose Senate Payroll Tax BillHouse Republicans Oppose Senate Payroll Tax Bill

    December 18 2011 6:45 PM

    The fate of an expiring tax break for 160 million American workers was in doubt on Sunday after the top Republican lawmaker declared his opposition to a two-month extension passed overwhelmingly by the Senate.

  • Havel: Playwright, Czech President, Leader of 'Velvet Revolution,' DiesHavel: Playwright, Czech President, Leader of 'Velvet Revolution,' Dies

    December 18 2011 5:33 PM

    Vaclav Havel, a dissident playwright jailed by Communists who became Czech president and a worldwide symbol of peace and freedom after leading the bloodless Velvet Revolution, died at 75 on Sunday.

  • Egyptian Protesters, Troops Clash in Cairo for Third DayEgyptian Protesters, Troops Clash in Cairo for Third Day

    December 17 2011 9:06 PM

    Military police battled demonstrators in Cairo's Tahrir Square early Sunday, the third day of clashes that have killed 10 people and injured hundreds, only days after the first free election most Egyptians can remember.

  • Occupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested in New YorkOccupy Wall Street Protesters Arrested in New York

    December 17 2011 8:05 PM

    Hundreds of anti-Wall Street protesters took to New York City's streets on Saturday in an attempt to establish a new encampment, with scores arrested as they tried to move onto church-owned land.

  • Boat With Illegal Migrants Sinks Off Indonesia, 300 MissingBoat With Illegal Migrants Sinks Off Indonesia, 300 Missing

    December 17 2011 6:58 PM

    A boat carrying illegal immigrants heading for Australia sank off the coast of East Java in Indonesia and over 300 people were missing with many feared dead, a senior emergency official said.

  • Medvedev Orders Russia Poll Inquiry, Gets InsultsMedvedev Orders Russia Poll Inquiry, Gets Insults

    December 11 2011 10:41 PM

    President Dmitry Medvedev ordered an investigation on Sunday into allegations of fraud in Russia's parliamentary election, one day after tens of thousands of protesters demanded it be annulled and re-run.

  • Stocks Gain, Euro Calm on EU ProgressStocks Gain, Euro Calm on EU Progress

    December 11 2011 9:26 PM

    (Reuters) - Asian stocks gained and the euro steadied on Monday after Europe took a step towards fiscal union, but caution may return as EU leaders failed to stem anxiety over whether their fragile safety net is sufficient to stop the debt crisis from spreading.

  • Gingrich Fights Off Rivals in Iowa DebateGingrich Fights Off Rivals in Iowa Debate

    December 11 2011 8:00 PM

    Surging front-runner Newt Gingrich fought off heavy attacks in a presidential debate in Iowa on Saturday from Republican rivals who portrayed him as a Washington insider and questioned his judgment.

  • McConnell Expects Bipartisan Deal on Tax CutMcConnell Expects Bipartisan Deal on Tax Cut

    December 11 2011 6:59 PM

    Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell predicted on Sunday that Congress will renew a popular payroll tax cut, but it remained unclear how lawmakers will resolve deep differences before the Dec. 31 deadline.

  • New U.N. Climate Deal Struck, Critics Say Gains ModestNew U.N. Climate Deal Struck, Critics Say Gains Modest

    December 11 2011 3:39 PM

    Countries from around the globe agreed on Sunday to forge a new deal forcing all the biggest polluters, for the first time, to limit greenhouse gas emissions, but critics said the plan was too timid to slow global warming.