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Manic Monday Markup 8/10/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Turkey, where a series of attacks have occurred. Among the places targeted is the US Consulate in Istanbul. Shortly before the shooting at the consulate a bomb went off at a police station on […]

Manic Monday Markup 8/3/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Canada, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who leads the Conservative party, formally ordered the dissolution of parliament, which the country’s governor-general (the Queen’s formal representative) did, touching off what might be one of the […]

Manic Monday Markup 7/27/15…

The State of Things: We begin today in Boston, which will not host the 2024 Olympic Games after the local bid and the United State Olympic Committee pulled the plug on the effort to have Boston host the first US […]

Manic Monday Markup 7/20/15…

…And the World: We begin today at the United Nations, where the Security Council has unanimously voted to accept the deal brokered between Iran and the P5+1 nations (China, France, Germany, Russia, the UK & US). While Congress grumbles about […]

Manic Monday Markup 7/13/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Brussels, where a deal to keep Greece in the Eurozone has been struck, although both Europe and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras seem worse for the wear in the process. After promising to […]

Manic Monday Markup 7/6/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Greece, where voters overwhelmingly rejected the latest bailout terms presented by creditors in a referendum held yesterday. However, the result does little to illuminate what happens next in Europe, whose reaction has varied […]

Manic Monday Markup 6/29/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Greece, where capital controls and bank closures have been imposed following the utter collapse of talks between the country and its creditors. Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called for a referendum on the […]

Manic Monday Markup 6/22/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Greece, which teeters again on the edge of default although signs of progress have materialized. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has made a new offer to his country’s creditors, although other European nations […]

Manic Monday Markup 6/15/15…

…And the World: We begin today in South Africa, where an inquiry has been opened after Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir defied a court order and left the country as judges determined whether he should be arrested. The Sudanese leader has […]

Manic Monday Markup 6/8/15…

…And the World: We begin today in Turkey where amid possible voter fatigue, President Recip Tayyip Erdogan suffered a major political setback when his Justice & Development party failed to obtain a majority in Parliamentary elections this weekend. Erdogan, who […]