Money and politics are interchangeable; a sentiment coming more and more true with every passing election. It's not pretty. Usually its downright infuriating. But it's true. He or she that can raise the most dollar bills, and insert that pile of cash into their campaign has a great chance of buying any given election.
Facebook announced the acquisition of the popular text service WhatsApp for the bargain price of $19 billion dollars in a deal that seemed to catch everyone off guard. While many Americans have never heard of the company, WhatsApp is hugely popular outside of the United States and it is not surprising that Facebook is trying to expand their market share into areas outside of America.
Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By Robert Dallek
|07/18/15||Divining the Obama Legacy||politico.com|
|The British historian Arnold Toynbee warned historians against trying to understand the present—let alone imagining what historians would say about current events in the future. Toynbee compared this to the man with his nose pressed against the mirror trying to see his whole body. So, any historian commenting on how we will view President Barack Obama’s legacy in the years ahead is on uncertain ground.|
Robert Dallek News & Opinion Articles
|Thu Jan 22, 2015 | politico.com|
You don’t generally think of Bill and Melinda Gates as pundits. But with their foundation pouring billions of dollars into global development, in effect the two are in the...
|Fri Oct 31, 2014 | newyorker.com|
When Tim Cook, the C.E.O. of Apple, acknowledged on Thursday that he is gay, Apple’s board of directors, business partners, and competitors quickly came forward to praise...
|Thu Oct 30, 2014 | newyorker.com|
On Thursday morning, the head of one of the world’s most admired companies, Tim Cook, of Apple, announced that he is gay. Although not entirely a surprise, Cook had guarded...
|Thu Oct 30, 2014 | theverge.com|
In a way, what Tim Cook said today felt inevitable. At least since 2008, when Owen Thomas asked the question in Gawker, a steady accretion of reporting has suggested...