Sunday Conversation

Euro Crisis
After a brief respite, political and economic concerns, unrest return to Europe and the road ahead does not look positive.

Africa and Al-Qaeda
Kenyan naval forces shelled the Somali port of Kismayo in an ongoing battle against al-Qaeda groups, which fought back on Sunday by launching a grenade into a church, killing at least one child.

Israel and Iran
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu favors defining a clear, definitive “red line” to serve as a trigger for taking action against Iran. The Christian Science Monitor looks back on the success and failure of red lines as deterrents.

Iranian President Mahmoud  Ahmadinejad told CNN in an interview that American threats do not concern him and that he prefers to wait until after the election to discuss his country’s nuclear program.

Quick Hits
Chinese manufacturing declines for 11th straight month.

In the 1960s, most of the middle income taxpayers were married couples, which is a dramatic change from today where the majority are single-earners, according to the Tax Foundation.

Politicians and economists talk a lot about the huge deficits, but where did they actually come from?

Can labor unions learn anything from the recent NFL referees debacle?

 

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