Perspectives

  • August 19, 2015
    Perhaps Phil Gramm could run a telethon to support ex-executives shamed for their fat retirement packages.
  • August 14, 2015
    An academic theorizes that the fruits of the Vermont senator's heroic efforts may not be ripe until four years from now -- assuming that there will be someone ready to harvest them.
  • August 13, 2015
    Major producers continue to pump out record levels of crude and world demand remains essentially flat. Could we, in fact, be witnessing a fundamental shift in the energy industry?
  • August 12, 2015
    It is true that the South is beleaguered, but that only means we must do more to lift up those who are reshaping it.
  • August 11, 2015
    Not only has CEO pay exploded, so has the pay of top executives just below them. A new rule just passed by the SEC means workers will finally know how much more the higher ups are making.
  • August 10, 2015
    GOP contenders hate Obamacare but don't have an alternative and know nothing about health insurance, writes health care activist Wendell Potter.
  • August 7, 2015
    As time goes by, it gets harder and harder to figure out how much of the largest banks’ profits is due to their legitimate operations and how much is due to their tolerance of illegal activity.
  • August 5, 2015
    The wettest rainforest in the continental United States had gone up in flames and the smoke was so thick, so blanketing, that you could see it miles away.
  • August 4, 2015
    Our democracy is threatened when voting becomes a wedge issue between the parties.
  • August 3, 2015
    Political insiders don’t see that the biggest political phenomenon in America today is a revolt against the “ruling class” of insiders that have dominated Washington for more than three decades.