FROM Chris Elliott
Storms Disrupt Holiday Travel Tens of thousands of airline passengers have been stranded just as the pre-Christmas travel crunch gets under way. It’s all because of weather problems in Denver and London. The closures, caused by heavy snow and fog, created a ripple effect that stranded 10,000 travelers in Los Angeles alone.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?