from Mark Jones:

Three assumptions about the Middle East that are just plain wrong http://t.co/ell7Cuwvs3

November 20, 2014

Three assumptions about the Middle East that are just plain wrong http://t.co/ell7Cuwvs3

from Breakingviews:

China great wall of content could be more than fad

November 20, 2014

By Robyn Mak

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from MacroScope:

UKIP looking for next advance

By Mike Peacock
November 20, 2014

United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage reacts duing a photocall outside the party campaign office in Rochester southeast England

Never heard of Rochester and Strood? You might have by tomorrow. The southern England constituency votes today following the defection of its Conservative parliamentarian to anti-EU UKIP.

from Shilpa Jamkhandikar:

India dashes Kardashian’s Bigg Boss plan

November 20, 2014

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UPDATE: It's not just gold imports that India is trying to curb. It looks like Kim Kardashian's visit to India and her guest spot on the TV show "Bigg Boss" won't happen after all. Reuters confirmed through two sources -- who predictably enough didn't want to be quoted -- that the appearance on the Colors TV network programme has been cancelled because of a "visa issue". We and other news sources don't know what the problem was, but solving it became too hard because of her busy schedule, according to one of our sources. Kardashian's tour to promote her new perfume, "Fleur Fatale," or "Fatal Flower," continues. The original post on her visit remains below.

from Mark Jones:

UKIP looking for next advance http://t.co/suwE0hOwtF

November 20, 2014

UKIP looking for next advance http://t.co/suwE0hOwtF

from The Great Debate:

Three assumptions about the Middle East that are just plain wrong

By Orit Bashkin
November 20, 2014

Three Arab taxi drivers chat near a McDonald's restaurant in Kuwait City November 10, 2002. Fast-foo..

The West’s understanding of the Middle East has often been laden with misconceptions—this has especially been the case in the years following the Arab Spring.

from Mark Jones:

Scott Walker may be the 21st-century Coolidge America needs http://t.co/Jt6jzXcyMq

November 20, 2014

Scott Walker may be the 21st-century Coolidge America needs http://t.co/Jt6jzXcyMq

from The Great Debate:

What makes Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker a good choice for 2016

By Grover G. Norquist and Patrick Gleason
November 20, 2014

coolidge at wash mem

After the GOP's midterm-elections sweep, the Republican Party holds more U.S. House seats and controls more state houses than at any time since 1928. Having reached this goal, the GOP now needs to look for a 2016 presidential nominee to match this success.

from FaithWorld:

Christian sworn in as Jakarta governor after hardline Muslim protests

By Reuters Staff
November 19, 2014

(Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (L) is greeted by Indonesia's President Joko Widodo after his swearing-in at the Presidential palace in Jakarta, November 19, 2014. Jakarta's first Christian governor in nearly 50 years was sworn in on Wednesday, despite protests from religious hardliners opposing a non-Muslim taking over one of Indonesia's most powerful political jobs. REUTERS/Beawiharta)

(Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (L) is greeted by Indonesia's President Joko Widodo after his swearing-in at the Presidential palace in Jakarta, November 19, 2014. REUTERS/Beawiharta)

from James Saft:

There are no pure index investors

November 19, 2014

Nov 19 (Reuters) - At the heart of every great movement, and
index investing is no different, lies a kernel of truth
surrounded by a great deal of hooey.