GOP Race Irrelevant? It’s (Still) The Economy, Stupid.

Steve Kornacki: Republican presidential candidates have devoted months, if not years, of their lives to chasing their party’s nomination, they’ve raised and spent (along with their Super PAC allies) tens of millions of dollars, and they’ve participated in more than a dozen debates – each of which has...

Poverty in Pakistan, Terrorism, and the IMF

[Crossposted at dKos as a diary, please recommend it.] From the intelligence gathered thus far, the consensus opinion on the Mumbai terrorists is they are Islamist extremists who hail from Pakistan. File that revelation under “no surprise”. But information about the lone captured terrorist,...

Meanwhile, in Central Asia a bailout costs…

Compared to the $25 billion that GM wants, this sounds cheap: The Pakistani rupee [their currency, whose value has been falling leading to inflation in Pakistan] ended flat on Friday, steadied by expectations that the first tranche of a $7.6 billion loan will be released by the International Monetary Fund...