Saturday November 29, 2014
September 18th, 2014
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has launched the marketing "roadshow" for a $21 billion-plus initial public offering to take place this month. If all goes according to the company's plans, it could be the biggest IPO in Wall Street history.
In New York, so many potential investors flocked to see Alibaba founder Jack Ma at a Waldorf Astoria ballroom that the line to get on the elevator ran through the lobby.
It's a tough time to be a concerned citizen. The truth of the matter is, the job has always been messy.
But it's way worse when the subject is foreign policy.
Again the sports world is rattled by men behaving badly, but this time with a twist: NFL player Ray Rice tried to stay when he should have gone, while NBA team owner Bruce Levenson left despite good reasons for him to stick around.
The only good thing to be said about Rice's case is the argument it makes for security cameras.
No, it's not a rock group. You're lucky if you can't remember. It's a disease that was gone, and now it's back. So, by the way, is whooping cough, another dreaded childhood disease that had been effectively wiped out.
When new neighbors moved in next door, I didn’t hold off long before broaching the Big Question.
Even though we live in Washington, D.C., this had nothing to do with politics. For me, neighborly harmony hinges on where folks stand on this divide: leaf blower vs. rake.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell wanted to share his long-repressed feelings about a traumatic event. “It was,” the Kentucky Republican confided, grim-faced, “the worst day of my political life.”
Was he talking about the 9/11 terrorist attacks on America? No.
Reader, she married him. The day after he was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault for knocking her unconscious.
I would say allegedly knocking her unconscious, but there's no doubt: Janay Palmer -- now Janay Rice -- was out cold after Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice unleashed his left hook on her.
We ended up adopting Fred due to his incorrigible stubbornness. Originally bred to track game, basset hounds can be amazingly persistent. It sometimes appears that when their noses are working, their hearing shuts down.
Fred, however, could hear you all right. Sometimes, he'd even glance your way as he snuffled along a rabbit trail. But you just had to go fetch him. Fortunately, Fred was never super-quick and took no evasive actions -- although you pretty much had to drag him home.
I'm probably one of the few Americans left with some sympathy for President Barack Obama's foreign policy, and even I have to admit that his Syria policy has been a mess.
Did you see the baseball movie Field of Dreams? Even if you didn’t, you’ve probably heard the phrase “If you build it, they will come” — which it immortalized.
Well, how about “If you don’t build it, they won’t come”?
When it comes to bicycles, cars, and public transportation, both sayings are true (even though one is decidedly catchier than the other).