Fareed looks at why the optimistic Republican Party of Ronald Reagan seems to have swapped places with the glum Democratic Party of the 1970s and 1980s. Today it is the Republican Party that often seems angry with America, Fareed says. Read the best-selling books by conservatives these days, watch Fox News or attend a Tea Party rally. They are filled with rage, often combined with a powerful nostalgia for an [...]
By: AP Photo/Fareed Khan
European Tour chief executive George O’Grady says organizers will wait several months before deciding whether to hold the Volvo Golf Champions tournament for a second year in Bahrain.
Authorities in Bahrain have cracked down heavily on dissent since anti-government protests began Feb. 14. The unrest has left 30 people dead, including four opposition supporters who died in custody, and forced Formula One’s season-opening Bahrain Grand Prix to be [...]
A Global Food Crisis In 2011
The FAO’s food price index has fallen slightly from its record-setting high in February, but this is not yet a cause for celebration.
» The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 230 points in March 2011, down 2.9 percent from its peak in February, but still 37 percent above March last year. International prices of oils and sugar contracted the most, followed by cereals. By contrast, dairy and meat prices were up.
» The FAO [...]