There’s been no shortage of voices expressing concern that a New York court’s debt ruling against Argentina would hurt the city’s status as a hub for sovereign bond sales -- from Columbia University Professor Joseph Stiglitz to Obama administration officials.
A ruling that the Washington Redskins’ name is disparaging to native Americans brought swift questions from football fans and small-government conservatives alike: Why is the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office deciding what’s appropriate?
Erbil, the regional capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, has all the trappings of an oil boomtown. It bristles with construction cranes. Land Cruisers and Range Rovers with tinted windows ply the busy streets. Oil workers and briefcase- bearing foreigners crowd into the Divan Erbil Hotel’s piano bar.