Archive: June 18, 2006 - June 24, 2006

Globalization and the Beautiful Game

"Football, that classic generator of cliches, has lately spawned another: that the beautiful game is one of the world's most globalised industries." So says The London Independent, sounding a theme common among global commentators who see the World Cup tournament...

By Editors | June 22, 2006; 7:20 AM ET | Comments (5)

Guantanamo as Backdrop for Bush's Trip to Europe

The U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo is not just a threat to the men held there, say online commentators in advance of President Bush's meeting with European Union leaders in Vienna today. It's a threat to Europe itself. The suicide...

By Jefferson Morley | June 21, 2006; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (22)

About That Headline

I'm sorry that some people objected to the headline on this morning's post. I disagree with the few who said it comes off as "racist." The headline, as other readers noted, was a reference to Alfred E. Neuman, the fictional...

By Jefferson Morley | June 20, 2006; 1:21 PM ET | Comments (14)

South Korea: What Me Worry?

While the rest of the world sounds very worried, the South Korean government is downplaying reports that North Korea may be preparing to test an intercontinental ballistic missile, according to reports in the country's online media. U.S. Secretary of State...

By Jefferson Morley | June 20, 2006; 7:15 AM ET | Comments (36)


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