June 25, 2014
June 25, 2014
"Since soccer has always been more than a sport, the star scorer of La Celeste – ‘the sky-blue one,’ as the team is known — left teeth marks on more than the beautiful game."

- Mac Margolis, “Suarez Bites the Land That Feeds Him”

June 23, 2014

Is This the Death of Hong Kong?

Perhaps rumors of Hong Kong's demise weren't exaggerated after all.

June 17, 2014
The least bloody way to stabilize Iraq is for the U.S. to bring all sides — Sunni tribal and political leaders, Shiites, Kurds — together to fight ISIL with the promise that the government in Baghdad will offer more autonomy and power-sharing. 
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The least bloody way to stabilize Iraq is for the U.S. to bring all sides — Sunni tribal and political leaders, Shiites, Kurds — together to fight ISIL with the promise that the government in Baghdad will offer more autonomy and power-sharing. 

June 17, 2014

Who Needs Landon Donovan? Not Team USA

The U.S. made history in its World Cup opener against Ghana, albeit in ugly fashion.

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June 17, 2014

For Republicans: First Immigration, Now Climate Change

Ignoring the issue of climate change is no longer a viable political strategy, and the GOP risks its fortunes in 2016 and beyond by keeping its collective head in the sand.

June 17, 2014

Ronald Reagan Is Suffocating the Republican Party

Some blame Cantor’s primary loss to an obscure economics professor on Cantor’s inattention to his Virginia district. Others cite immigration or Cantor’s establishment posture and Wall Street ties. I blame Ronald Reagan.

June 17, 2014

Michael Lewis rips stressed Wall Street titans. Read his commentary, A Bazillionaire’s Guide to Stress Relief

June 17, 2014
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June 16, 2014

A Bazillionaire’s Guide to Stress Relief

Any hedge-fund manager who wants to pursue the calming strategy obviously needs new, superior stress relieving techniques, unknown to the weaker individuals whose anxiety he seeks to exploit. Here are a few secret strategies, unknown to the larger investing public, used by only the most successful hedge-fund managers, myself included. 

June 13, 2014

Uber Won’t Flop Like Groupon

There is another way to look at Uber: as a general purpose logistics company that just happens to transport people. 

June 13, 2014

Air Billionaire: Michael Jordan Joins the Club

The entertainment world has yielded a new billionaire, this time from the sphere of sports. Forbes’s Mike Ozanian reports that Michael Jordan has increased his ownership stake in the Charlotte Hornets enough to put his personal worth over the billion-dollar mark.

June 12, 2014

Tesla Will Put Millennials Behind the Wheel

Once again, Tesla Motors’ founder Elon Musk has grabbed auto-industry headlines, this time for hinting at a broad patent release that could mean making Tesla’s electric cars more “open source.” It may seem a head-scratcher that a company whose success depends on its cutting-edge technology would give away its secrets, but as usual, there is a method to Musk’s madness. 

June 11, 2014

Soccer Gets Left Behind in China’s Rise

The situation was made worse by a 2012 match-fixing scandal that resulted in the conviction and imprisonment of players, referees and even the former head of China’s soccer association. Far from enhancing the credibility of China’s soccer culture, the crackdown seemed to damage it further. 

June 11, 2014

Cantor Exits, Self-Deportation Returns

A likely implication of the shocking upset of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor yesterday will be to drive the 2016 Republican presidential candidates to the right on immigration.