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?
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.
Gorge Mardyan and his family of four have lost most of their possessions. Gorge left his job as a printer and they have fled their large home in Aleppo, Syria, for a cramped one-room apartment in the disputed South Caucasus region. Yet they feel lucky. They hope they are out of danger.