Winners & Losers

Winners John Reid: The British home secretary dealt ably with the terror threat. Some might even say he acted like a prime minister. Cosmetics companies: Traveling airline passengers have to discard everything from lip gloss to hair gel. Don’t think those items won’t be replaced. China: Yet another record trade surplus in July. Oliver Stone: ...

Winners

John Reid: The British home secretary dealt ably with the terror threat. Some might even say he acted like a prime minister.

Cosmetics companies: Traveling airline passengers have to discard everything from lip gloss to hair gel. Don't think those items won't be replaced.

Winners

John Reid: The British home secretary dealt ably with the terror threat. Some might even say he acted like a prime minister.

Cosmetics companies: Traveling airline passengers have to discard everything from lip gloss to hair gel. Don’t think those items won’t be replaced.

China: Yet another record trade surplus in July.

Oliver Stone: His new film World Trade Center opens to better than expected box office receipts and decent reviews.

Losers

Freelance photographers: The group’s collective reputation takes a beating after Reuters drops a Photoshop-happy shutterbug.

BP: Pipeline corrosion, accusations of deception, and a closed oilfield. The bright side to

the week from hell? Higher oil prices.

David Beckham: Dropped from England team. Will now have to spend more time with Posh Spice.

U.S. moderates: Lieberman loses, Schwarz loses, and the partisan gulf widens.

 

Carolyn O'Hara is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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