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Manic Mondary Markup 12/15/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Australia where a standoff at a café in Sydney has ended with several dead. The gunman holding upwards of 30 people hostage was an Iranian refugee and self-proclaimed “sheik.” Muslim authorities in the Land Down Under […]

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Manic Monday Markup 12/8/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Israel, where the Knesset, in a flurry of pre-election activity, has voted to formally dissolve itself ahead of an election planned for March 17, upending rumors Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seeking a new […]

Manic Monday Markup 12/1/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Iraq, where new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has dismissed 24 senior officials as his government investigates claims of 50,000 ghost soldiers in the army. Who is Moshe Kahlon? The former Likud minister left Israeli […]

Manic Monday Markup 11/24/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Austria, where the world powers negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program have announced an extension of talks with the Persian nation until July. US Secretary of State John Kerry has said new […]

Manic Monday Markup 11/17/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Israel, where between the rioting in Jerusalem and political maneuverings in the government, events appear to be hurtling the tiny nation to new elections. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition appears close […]

Manic Monday Markup 11/10/14…

Welcome back after our absence last week due to Election Day! …And the World: We begin today in Britain, where the Labour party has been riled by anonymous criticism of its leader, Ed Miliband in the press, forcing frontbenchers to […]

Manic Monday Markup 10/27/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Brazil, where President Dilma Rousseff narrowly avoided defeat in her country’s presidential runoff and a turbulent campaign. While the Rousseff era will continue, The Guardian suggests she will begin another term in the […]

Manic Monday Markup 10/20/14…

…And the World: We begin today in Turkey, where the government has decided to allow Kurdish fighters within the country’s borders to aide Syrian city of Kobani. Turkish forces will facilitate Kurdish forces movement into Syria to resist the Islamic […]

Tardy Tuesday Takedown 10/14/14…

…And the World: We begin today in West Africa, where the infection rate of Ebola could hit 10,000 cases weekly before efforts to contain the disease may take root. The cases, world health officials estimate, will occur overwhelmingly in Guinea, […]