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Iran Nuke Deal: Do Economic Sanctions Work After All?

Economic sanctions have had a bad rap. Ever since 1919, when Woodrow Wilson suggested that boycotting the goods and services of rogue nations could serve as a peaceful substitute for wars, critics have been claiming that sanctions are woolly, ineffectual, and counterproductive. And there have been …

The PR Guru Behind the Pope Who Is Charming the World

Every modern-day media darling needs a PR machine, and Pope Francis is no exception. Enter Greg Burke: the 53-year-old Fox News correspondent turned Holy See handler.<p><i>Greg Burke, the Pope's PR chief, speaking at the World Communications Day Lecture and Mass (photo via Catholic Church England and</i> …

Do People Notice Food Labels?

Starting Saturday, companies that sell meat in grocery stores will have to label where the animal was born, raised, and slaughtered. It used to be enough to know that you were buying a hamburger or a steak. Since 2009, meat companies have also had to provide some vague information about origins—for …

'What Is the Deal With Donald Trump?' Or With Buzz Bissinger?

Those ever-droll Scots strike again.

A Better Quality of Agony

“Squid marinated in lemongrass and lime and chili flakes. Slices of salty <i>haloumi</i> cheese and lamb chops and sausages from Nicos, our local Greek Cypriot butcher…. We’d marinate a leg of lamb for two days in a mix of yogurt, almonds, pistachios, lots of spices, mint, and green chilies…. We’d buy …

Departures, Cont.

<b>IV. Dimanche</b><p>On my last afternoon in Paris I summoned all the courage I could muster, walked into a small café, and said, "Bonjour Madame. Je voudrais diner, s'il vous plaît." My phrasing was awkward--almost rude perhaps. But madame just smiled and escorted me to my seat. Whatever fluency is, I am …

No smoke. Why the fire?

SOME inventions are so simple, you have to wonder why no one has come up with them before. One such is the electronic cigarette. Smoking tobacco is …