Posted By: Avita Sukhram
Every man has a sane spot somewhere. – Robert Louis Stevenson
If you’re still looking to make sense of the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attacks that stunned the world last week, here’s where things stand so far. Amidst the funerals held this week for those that lost their lives, anti-terror raids were conducted all across Europe from Paris to Berlin. On Sunday, the anti-terror rally held in Paris to show support for the victims was quite the success with many global leaders showing their solidarity “for the Republic”, “against hatred” and “for history”. Most notably, not a single US official attended the rally. Which, if the roles were reversed, may have serious repercussions, but since we are the US, just a whole lot of passive-aggressive “reasons”, some disappointed op-eds, and an apology that didn’t seem as heartfelt as Rupert Murdoch might have liked.
Oh, hello there Mr. Murdoch! The tweet heard round the world this week, and if you didn’t hear it, author JK Rowling and comedian Aziz Ansari made sure you did! Which, in turn started this week’s trending #rupertsfault – oh Twitter, you’re so clever, but can you ever be serious for longer than a week?
Meanwhile, lots of changes in the NFL while the remaining 4 teams gear up for Championship Sunday (did you see those Colts??), Google learns the hard way that fashion will (always) trump function (seriously though, who would wear this?!), Facebook makes some interesting moves, Goldman Sachs seems to not be doing so well after all, Egyptian Revolt 4th anniversary, introducing Modinomics, Medicare Chief steps down while Reince Priebus keeps his job, and the Swiss have currency traders all on edge in what has already been an interesting January for the markets!
The week’s biggest news comes right at the end, as the Supreme Court agrees to rule on same-sex marriage and potentially decide by June (whatever the decision, it is history in the making)!
Tying it all together, things seem to be going along with just a few surprises and after the last few weeks we’ve had maybe this is our collective moment of sanity.
We hope you had a good week and have a great weekend ahead!
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