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A New Threat of Idiocratic Terrorism?

William Bradley | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
William Bradley

If the Boston bombing was terrorism, as Tsarnaev claims, it looks like an especially boneheaded form of terrorism. Let's call it idiocratic terrorism. That's an adaptation of the title of the cult 2006 film Idiocracy, a satire about a dystopic future in which pretty much everyone is an idiot.

Shahien Nasiripour

Top Fed Official Warns Of Tougher Requirements For Biggest Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

BOSTON -- A top Federal Reserve official has raised the specter of higher capital requirements for leading banks beyond those agreed internationally, ...

Amnesty International Offices Searched

AP | Posted 05.24.2013 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian prosecutors and tax police searched the Moscow headquarters of Amnesty International and several other rights groups Monday, c...

'Too Big To Fail' Plan Delayed Until 2011

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(SEOUL/BRUSSELS By Rachel Armstrong and John O'Donnell) - Steps to avoid "too big to fail" banks from destabilising markets and the world economy will...

Financial Reform: What Must Be Done

José Viñals | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
José Viñals

Though pressure is building from the financial industry to slow reform efforts -- and concerns about fiscal conditions risk drawing public and political energies away from the need to act -- we must seize this moment and implement broad financial reform soon.

Ukraine Breaks Up Alleged Russian Spy Ring

AP | YURAS KARMANAU | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KIEV, Ukraine — A spying scandal between Ukraine and Russia threatens to heighten tensions between the countries as Ukraine's holds a presidenti...

Russian Activist Uses Blog-Power to Beat FSB

Oleg Kozlovsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Oleg Kozlovsky

Thanks to bloggers' active support, we managed to defeat the seemingly unbeatable Russian Federal Security machine.

Maksharip Aushev, Opposition Leader In Russia, Murdered

washingtonpost.com | Philip P. Pan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW -- A popular opposition figure in Russia's restive Ingushetia province was gunned down Sunday morning in the latest killing of a government cri...

FSB, Russia's Secret Service, Accused Of Role In Climate-Change E-mails Leak

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Shaun Walker, The Independent The news that a leaked set of emails appeared to show senior climate scientists had manipulated data was shocking en...

Bombing Russia and Media Censorship

Larisa Alexandrovna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Larisa Alexandrovna

Though em>GQ spiked their article on allegations that the Russian FSB were behind the 1999 false-flag bombings in Russia, Gawker helped translate it into Russian, a serious first for news.

Obama Does Moscow, and Vice Versa

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Unlike most of the rest of Europe, Russia is hardly in the grips of Obamamania. He's certainly more popular than George W. Bush or John McCain, but that's damning with faint praise.