Monday, May 7, 2012

Monday's Daily Brief: Putin Sworn In, Hollande Defeats Sarkozy, Arne Duncan Backs Gay Marriage

Monday, May 7, 2012
Who Are You Going To Believe: Karl Rove Or Your Lying Eyes?
Obama Cabinet Secretary Backs Gay Marriage
Is The Air Force's F-22 Fighter Jet Making Pilots Sick?
Feds: Alabama Immigration Law Will Have 'Continuing And Lasting' Consequences
Anne Sinclair: Good Luck, Mr. President!
There we go, it's done. The French wanted change. Nicolas Sarkozy has lost his bid for re-election. On Monday, we'll start evaluating the downfall of the outgoing president, who went from being a popular candidate in 2007 to a president quickly pushed aside by his fellow citizens.
Scott Atran: What's Really the Matter With Kansas and Cairo?
Structural failures in economic management bring on such crises when they fail to maintain expectations for improvement in the standard of living among the middle class, the mainstay of democracies and principal source of political stability in the modern world.
Mohamed A. El-Erian: European Elections Complicate Outlook
Europe's election results sound an alarm for European integration and, consequently, the wellbeing of both the region and the global economy. Let us hope that the inevitable short-term volatility is a precursor to a more decisive effort to deal with the continent's festering problems.
Michelangelo Signorile: Joe Biden Was for Marriage Equality Before He Was Against It
Before Obama could even spend a few days basking in the glory of the Romney campaign's hideous gay meltdown last week, another idiotic gay panic has gripped his own campaign. And it really makes you wonder, what are these guys thinking?
James Warren: Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting: The Takeaway
Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger's philosophy is as basic and old-school as their railroad investments. It's somewhat the same with their basic view of life; of working hard at what you love, not being infatuated with success and money, and giving back to your community.

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