Month: December 2011

The Fat Trap

Source: New York Times: By TARA PARKER-POPE For 15 years, Joseph Proietto has been helping people lose weight. When these obese patients arrive at his weight-loss clinic in Australia, they are determined to slim down. And most of the time, he says, they do just that, sticking to the clinic’s […]

Iran and the Strait

Source: NY Times: Iran’s threat to shut the Strait of Hormuz— one-fifth of the world’s oil trade passes through there — if the United States and Europe press ahead with new sanctions is unacceptable. The Obama administration is right to signal, in deliberately moderated ways, that Washington will not back […]