Report: Edward Snowden Charged With Espionage And Other Charges

Not surprisingly, Edward Snowden has been formally charged in connection with the leak of classified NSA documents.

Will Iceland Go Loonie?

Iceland is considering adopting the Canadian dollar as its official currency: Will the loonie soon be flying high in … Iceland? For months, Icelanders have been toying with the idea of ditching the tarnished krona, which has never fully recovered from the collapse of the financial system four years ago. But one of the intriguing […]

Iceland Becomes Ninth Nation To Legalize Gay Marriage

Considering that it’s the first nation to have an openly gay head of government, the fact that Iceland has legalized gay marriage shouldn’t be surprising: The Althingi parliament voted 49 to zero to change the wording of marriage legislation to include matrimony between “man and man, woman and woman,” in addition to unions between men […]

OTB Radio – Tonight at 5:30 Eastern

After a brief hiatus, the next episode of OTB Radio, our BlogTalkRadio program, will record and air live from 5:30-6:30 Eastern. Dave Schuler and be joined by special guest Arnold Kling of EconLog to talk about the Iceland volcano and its economic and regulatory fallout, financial reform, the value added tax (VAT) debate, and goodness […]

Phil Gramm Destroyed Our Economy

I’ve always liked Phil Gramm. He’s a charming, self-effacing fellow and his unfortunately named “Dicky Flatt Test” always struck me as the right approach to federal spending. I was, therefore, chagrined to learn, via Steve Benen, that Gramm almost singlehandedly destroyed our economic system. Time magazine, highlighting some of those most responsible for the economic […]

Iceland’s Openly Gay Prime Minister

While the global financial crisis has spawned many predictions of political change, here’s one I’m betting no one saw coming: The World’s First Openly Gay Prime Minister. Not, I hasten to add, that there’s anything wrong with that.