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Turkish PM Erdogan: the speedy transformation of an imperial puppet

SIBEL EDMONDS
Have you heard this famous quote ‘Marketing is everything … and everything is marketing’? I know it was originally meant for product sales, because admit it, you can have the best product engineering, financial backing and operational mastery … but in the end the success of your product is determined by how your customers perceive your product-your brand.

Why the ‘Netanyahu Doctrine’ makes sense

EINAT WILF
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emerged from his meeting Monday with President Barack Obama, he may have recognized in the president a fellow proponent of the Netanyahu Doctrine: to avoid the use of force, be ready to use it.

YOUR LOCAL DICTATOR KNOWS BEST

YORIKIRII
I always knew that bombing Libya and killing Gaddafi was a mistake. Dictators are here for a reason. Only they are capable, through their ruthless characters and their sledgehammer actions, to hold a country together.

DARK NIGHT RISING

DEREK BARRY
It was impossible not to think of the Denver shootings as I attended the new Batman movie at the local cinema tonight. This latest random mass murder could have been scripted in the film itself, though it would have been the work of a cardboard-evil mastermind rather than just an unhinged student.