As a courtroom junkie since my early reporting days, it is at great personal sacrifice that I suggest the following: It may be time to get television cameras out of the courtroom.
THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
In every civil war, there is a moment before all hell breaks loose when there is still a chance to prevent a total descent into the abyss. Egypt is at that moment.
LEONARD PITTS JR.
Mohandas Gandhi went to Yeravda Central Prison.
RICHARD S. DAVIS
The education obstructionists are back.
Friday’s employment report wasn’t bad. But given how depressed our economy remains, we really should be adding more than 300,000 jobs a month, not fewer than 200,000.
I might as well tell you upfront that this column is a book report.
WASHINGTON - As Nelson Mandela lies gravely ill – heaped with tributes and obscured beneath them – it is worth recalling his defining achievement.
ROBERT J. SAMUELSON
WASHINGTON – In the global rivalry of economic models and lifestyles, the United States ranks dead last among advanced countries in one category: vacations.
WASHINGTON – What’s happening in Egypt is not a second revolution or a “correction” to the first. It is a coup d’etat that puts the military as firmly in command as it was during the autocratic reign of Hosni Mubarak. So much for the Arab Spring in the region’s most populous country.
Back when he was president, Ronald Reagan famously (or infamously) took to reducing complex concepts to simple ones the public could easily understand.
Gridlock; a ticking clock; a glacier.
Critics of the United States like to single out our large disparities in life outcomes as evidence of our country’s moral failures. As disturbing as differences in income and wealth are, we Americans remain wedded to our foundational story: With hard work and a large dose of determination, even the poorest among us can climb the social ladder.
There’s an increasing drumbeat around making sure all high school students graduate with solid math skills.
When employers gain the lion’s share of the value created in the workplace, we commonly call this economic exploitation. Slavery is the extreme example, but exploitation can occur when workers gain something more than zero percent of what is produced.
Two months ago, economists from around the world converged in San Diego for their annual convention. Dozens presented papers on the hot topic of growing income inequality in the United States.
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