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from Pakistan: Now or Never?:

India and Pakistan: the missing piece in the Afghan jigsaw

November 26, 2009

One year ago, I asked whether then President-elect Barack Obama's plans for Afghanistan still made sense after the Mumbai attacks torpedoed hopes of a regional settlement involving Pakistan and India. The argument, much touted during Obama's election campaign, was that a peace deal with India would convince Pakistan to turn decisively on Islamist militants, thereby bolstering the United States flagging campaign in Afghanistan.

from Reuters Editors:

Are we now too speedy for our own good?

By Sean Maguire
October 27, 2009

Last week I was told that Reuters has lost its ethical bearings. You've sacrificed the sacred tenet of accuracy by rushing to publish information without checking if it is true. Your credibility has suffered, the value of your brand will wither and the service you offer to clients has been devalued, I heard.

from Commentaries:

Stones and glass houses, offshore tax haven edition

September 4, 2009

One of the week's more amusing stories takes us to the sun-kissed shores of the Cayman Islands, scuba diver's paradise, magnet for hedge funds and - until very recently - world-beating tax haven.

from Commentaries:

The mirage of U.S. healthcare

August 26, 2009

On healthcare, the White House is struggling with a political riptide that threatens to drag it into deep water.

from The Great Debate:

Obama’s troubles with healthcare

August 18, 2009

morici-- Peter Morici is a professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland School, and the former Chief Economist at the U.S. International Trade Commission. The views expressed are his own. --

from Commentaries:

Team Obama punts again on derivatives

August 11, 2009

The Obama administration formally sent its plan for regulating derivatives to Capitol Hill today. And to no one's surprise, the key proposal in the 115-bill is a plan to regulate "standard'' derivatives on regulated exchanges of clearinghouses.

from The Great Debate:

Obama, Elvis and America’s birthers

By Bernd Debusmann
August 6, 2009

Bernd Debusmann-- Bernd Debusmann is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own. --
Nobody ever landed on the moon, the televised images are a hoax. John F. Kennedy was murdered in a complex plot involving the Mafia and the CIA. Elvis Presley lives. Barack Obama was born outside the United States and therefore is ineligible to be president.

Bagram lesser known – but more evil – twin of Guantanamo

June 24, 2009

clara_gutteridge-Clara Gutteridge is renditions investigator at Reprieve. The opinions expressed are her own.-

from The Great Debate:

Regulation reform hints of “Old Europe”

June 18, 2009

bob-bench-- Robert R. Bench, a former Deputy Comptroller of the Currency in the Reagan administration, is a senior fellow at the Boston University School of Law’s Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law. The views expressed are his own. --

from The Great Debate:

Bernanke’s deficit warning helps Obama

June 4, 2009

obama-- James Pethokoukis is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own --

Sorry, Larry Summers. It's looking more and more likely that you're going to be stuck in the West Wing for the duration.