FP: now brought to you by the Washington Post Company

Big news today: Foreign Policy was acquired by the Washington Post Company. Read all about it here.

What does this mean for Passport?

For now, very little will change. We will still be sending out the Morning Brief each day, tackling serious issues like the financial crisis, posting on not-so-important topics like upside-down houses in Germany, scrutinizing what the U.S. presidential candidates are saying and doing, and generally bringing you interesting tidbits from around the Web.

Down the road, we'll probably be looking to making some tweaks and changes to our editorial approach. And we'll need your help. So, dear readers, start thinking about what you'd like to see more and less of, and feel free to weigh in via the comments section or by e-mail.


Gray Monday?

We've known some pretty bad days in the stock market lately, but today the S&P 500, the broadest indicator of U.S. stocks, dove 8.8 percent -- its biggest drop since 1987's infamous Black Monday. For comparison, on that day the S&P dipped 20.4 percent, the biggest on record. We have a good runner-up today, though. Whether or not the bill would put us on a "slippery slope towards socialism," our well-intentioned congressmen who voted against the bailout sure aren't winning any brownie points yet -- at least not where the markets are concerned.