By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
The pro-Syria regime group, Syrian Electronic Army, hacked into the news site and Twitter feed of the Financial Times on Friday.
The international Islamist political movement called the Muslim Brotherhood is set to open offices in the rebel-held areas of Syria for the first time since the nation's Baathist rulers crushed it there decades ago.
"America: Taking it back starts now" heralds the newly reinvented National Republican Congressional Committee website, which jolted to life Saturday and is an aggressive poke at a bullying Democratic presence that now commands much voter attention online.
Stocks reversed an early rise on Wall Street Monday as traders returned to worrying about the European economy.
The mysterious death by hanging of a 31-year-old U.S. citizen in Singapore has his family asking questions over what it has described as the many discrepancies in how, where and why the young electrical engineer died, and has raised questions for authorities in two countries.
Entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and social media experts from Silicon Valley are planning a "virtual march" on Washington to push lawmakers to open the doors for businesses to hire immigrants who are skilled in the engineering field.
Defense Secretary-designate Chuck Hagel's views on the military budget correspond with those of Pentagon chief Leon E. Panetta, who opposes automatic spending cuts that are set to begin March 1, according to a source close to the Senate confirmation process.
Top business executives warned Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday that he could damage Britain's economy by inadvertently taking the country out of the European Union.
British publishing and education company Pearson PLC says it is in talks with German media group Bertelsmann SE over merging the firms' Penguin and Random House publishing operations.
The European Central Bank would like Greece to stay in the eurozone, its president, Mario Draghi, said Wednesday, amid continued political uncertainty that threatens to force it out of the bloc.
Add Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz to the list of those who somehow think the economy just hasn't had enough stimulus from Washington. Writing in the Financial Times Monday, Mr. Stiglitz argued that if only the federal government had spent more, unemployment numbers would be a lot lower and the economic growth rates would be a lot higher.
Anyone who has paid heed to Russia in the two decades since the collapse of communism and the Soviet Union has come to realize that things have not worked out all that well. Those desiring better lives, seeking the freedoms enjoyed by other peoples of the world, threw off the shackles of an authoritarian state that routinely persecuted, imprisoned and murdered its citizens by the millions.
There is one person — one American among the 300 million of us — who is not to blame for the state of the union. Everyone else, each of you, in some small or large way, bears some share of the blame, but not this guy. Not one little bit.
On Dec. 28, the Financial Times announced, "China has again outshone the U.S. as the top venue for initial public offerings." How is it that since 2008, a self-proclaimed communist country raises more capital and has more new firms going public than the great bastion of free-market capitalism, the United States? Answer: Members of Congress have been killing the U.S. financial markets because of hubris, incompetence and a lust for power and money.
Forget Marie Antoinette, who, when told that peasants had no bread, apocryphally said: "Let them eat cake."