The big news in the cable world this week was that Al-Jazeera America will be expanding its reach by an estimated ten million homes via Time Warner carriage. However, the Qatar government-owned news network has an anemic audience. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/deal-puts-al-jazeera-america-202410947.html So …..

Women in Saudi Arabia are taking to the streets, literally, as they try to push past the ban on their driving. Though threatened by some government offficials with arrest or ticketing (welcome to the club!), women have not been deterred. …..

A few things dawned on me as I was listening to the latest tout on some financial news network talk about impending doom in the markets. First, I realized what makes a market efficient is the plethora of voices. This …..

Pope Francis has proven again that his words are being matched by his actions. There has always been a disconnect with the extravagant spending by some in power positions of the Catholic Church and the needs of the financially impoverished …..

The story linked from The New York Times details what could be a $13 billion settlement between JPMorgan Chase and the Justice Department. I guess the best news from this would be that $4 billion of the money would actually …..

I guess we can’t get lower in the polls. We’re down to blood relatives and paid staffers now. Senator John McCain Geez, the debt limit clocks are furiously clicking down on all the cable news shows. Some Republicans are still …..

There are entitlements and then there are entitlements. Just ask Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google and its former CEO. For that matter, ask any American CEO how their corporations avoid hundreds of billions of dollars in taxes. Quite a …..

“Dogs are people, too” is fascinating. The fact that its todays’ most e-mailed story in The New York Times speaks volumes of our connection to these magical creatures.

Even with the so-called “charm offensive” of Iran’s newly elected president Hassan Rouhani, I don’t think there’s a snowball’s chance in hell his country is serious about not pursuing nuclear weapons. Ken Pollack, a former CIA analyst, has written a …..