Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The Short List



  • Questions of security emerge in the aftermath of the Moscow bombing.  The Washington Post has a graphic of the attack location, in an area of nearly every international airport is lightly policed.

  • Lebanon has elected Najib Miqati, a member of Hezbolah a member of the Harakat Majd and the March 8 Alliance, to lead the government.  Some protests have broken out.

  • President Obama gives his State of the Union Address tonight.  It's widely perceived as the most important policy speech of his presidency so far.

  • The British economy contracted .5% in the final quarter of 2010.

  • The Economist briefly considers the rising tide of pain states will experience in the face of budget crises.

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