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The Death of Insider Trading

Norb Vonnegut | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Norb Vonnegut

Andy Kessler suggests that it's impossible for investors to get a short-term trading edge. It's better to make long-term investments based on big-picture trends.

Tony Blair Assailed At Palestinian Mosque, Called A 'Terrorist'

Reuters | Sangwon Yoon | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tony Blair, the Middle East envoy for the "Quartet" of powers - the European Union, the United States, Russia and the United Nations, was assailed by ...

Chilcott Iraq Inquiry: Alastair Campbell, Tony Blair's Communications Chief, Defends Dossier

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Spinmaster Alastair Campbell told the Iraq Inquiry on Tuesday that former Prime Minister Tony Blair's team has nothing to apologize for...

Tony Blair: Would Have Invaded Iraq Without WMD

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tony Blair has said he would have invaded Iraq even without evidence of weapons of mass destruction and would have found a way to justify the war to p...

Tony Blair's Cautionary Tale For Obama

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Under Blair, Britain "modernized" as "Cool Britannia," and indicators on the economy, the environment, and crime improved. Then came Iraq, the war too far.

Blair Suffers Setbacks In Bid For EU Presidency

AFP | 12 Mins Ago | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LUXEMBOURG (AFP) -- Tony Blair's prospects of leading a new-look European Union took a double hit on Tuesday as a serious rival became the first to de...

"A Writer Close to the Power Elite": Interview With Robert Harris

Christina Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christina Patterson

It was while writing Pompeii six years go, and then reading Rubicon, that Harris first had the idea of using ancient Rome as a springboard for an exploration of the political process.

Tony Blair Iraq War WMD Admission Sparks Fresh Outrage

Alice Ritchie | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair's recent admission that he would have invaded Iraq even if he knew from the start that it did not have weapons of mas...

Chilcot Inquiry: Tony Blair Says Lord Goldsmith Was Not Bullied Into Declaring Iraq Invasion Legal | Richard Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tony Blair has denied a claim that Lord Goldsmith, the attorney general at the time of the Iraq war, was "bullied" into declaring that the invasion wa...

Afghanistan, Again: The Thicket Obama's Not Getting Out Of

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

We can't afford to build a nation in Afghanistan. We have one reasonable goal there, and everything else, no matter how seemingly noble it may or may not be, is a luxury.

The Blair Project

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Why is Blair likely to be the first President of Europe? Because he is just what Europe's ruling financial elite wants -- nominally a man of the center-left who can be trusted to continue business as usual.

To Call Blair Bush's Poodle Is An Insult to Poodles

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harry Shearer

Something rather interesting is going on in Great Britain these wintry days: an official inquiry, broad-ranging in its declared scope, into the way that country got involved in a little conflict in Iraq.

Does Gordon Brown Attempt to Kill the City?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georges Ugeux

While fighting a regulatory battle President Sarkozy and Chancellor Merkel, Prime Minister Gordon Brown is slowly but surely killing the City.

Tony Blair Bows Out Of Race To Become First President Of The EU | Nicholas Watt and Ian Traynor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tony Blair tonight bowed out of the race to become the first president of the European Council when it became clear that centre-right leaders, who dom...

Chinatown's 35th Anniversary Edition and the Polanski Scandal

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

On the surface, it's a period detective picture. Beneath, it's much more. The film creates its own mesmerizing world through evocative music, costuming, and production design.

Tony Blair: Even Without Evidence Of WMD, I Would Have Invaded Iraq Anyway

The Guardian | Riazat Butt and Richard Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tony Blair has said he would have invaded Iraq even without evidence of weapons of mass destruction and would have found a way to justify the war to p...

Sam Stein

Tony Blair Defends Obama On Israeli-Palestinian Conflict | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair came to President Barack Obama's defense on Sunday after a scathing New York Times editorial accused the Whit...

Europe Divided Over Blair EU Presidency

Telegraph | Fiona Govan in Madrid, Peter Allen in Paris, Allan Hall in Berlin and Nick Squires in Rome | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Spanish daily newspaper El Pais carried a harsh critique of Tony Blair's candidature written by Emilio Men�ndez del Valle, a former diplomat and...

Why Obama Doesn't Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, Or the Olympics Rap

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
William Bradley

Just as I never thought that Obama would win the Olympics for Chicago, it never occurred to me that he would win the Nobel Peace Prize this year.

Tony Blair Set To Become Europe's First President: Report

Times London | Philip Webster, David Charter, Roger Boyes and Charles Bremner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Tony Blair is in line to be proclaimed Europe's first president within weeks if the Irish vote "yes" in today's referendum. ...

Economic Self-Interest for Peace

Edgar M. Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Edgar M. Bronfman

With the Gaza Strip still under Hamas rule, potential investors in the Palestinian Authority - the Arab states and international community - need to focus on improving conditions in the West Bank.

Obama's Big Question: To Go or Not to Go, Copenhagen That is

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Russnow

Obama is not a miracle maker, but he will have at least tried to win the IOC bid. And during it all, he and the government will continue in any necessary actions.

Climate Week NYC Is Here! | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The 'Week' officially starts on Monday, but events start in earnest tomorrow. There's a full event listing on the Climate Week NY°C website, but here...

Britain's Blair Hopping The Pond For Letterman

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Tony Blair is set for his first appearance on David Letterman's "Late Show." CBS says the former British prime minister will visit t...

Why Britain Should Apologize for Releasing the Lockerbie Killer -- and Why it Won't

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vicky Ward

Imagine if Bernie Madoff were to have cancer and he were to be released like the Lockerbie killer? There would, no doubt, rightly be outrage in the streets.