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The third way: share-the-gains capitalism

May 10, 2016 BERKELEY — Marissa Mayer tells us a lot about why Americans are so angry, and why anti-establishment fury has become the biggest single force in American politics today. Mayer is CEO of Yahoo. more »»

Almanac

May 10, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, May 10, the 131st day of 2016. There are 235 days left in the year. more »»

The misadventures of Fannie and Freddie

May 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — Gigantic government’s complexity and opacity provide innumerable opportunities for opportunists to act unconstrained by clear law or effective supervisio. more »»

Socialism’s false promise

May 9, 2016 WASHINGTON — Given its track record, one wonders why socialism is gaining in popularity in the U.S. and what appeal it has to a generation that, apparently, knows little about it. more »»

Almanac

May 9, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, May 9, the 130th day of 2016. There are 236 days left in the year. more »»

Money down a hole

May 7, 2016 NEW YORK — The Republican and Democratic presidential nominees have been chosen. Ignore the deluded supporters of Bernie Sanders and Ted Cruz. It’s over. The odds at ElectionBettingOdds. more »»

Whom to blame for the rise of Trump?

May 7, 2016 WASHINGTON — Dr. Frankenstein created the monster that bore his name and if Dr. Jekyll had not conducted those experiments in his laboratory, Mr. Hyde would never have emerged to terrorize London. more »»

Almanac

May 7, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, May 7, the 128th day of 2016. There are 238 days left in the year. more »»

No pander bear

May 6, 2016 WASHINGTON — At the tricky art of pandering — a candidate’s seeking the support of a specific group of voters by telling them what the candidate calculates that group wants to hear — nobody in 2016... more »»

Almanac

May 6, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Friday, May 6, the 127th day of 2016. There are 239 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 6, 1891, electrician Irwin “Ike” H. more »»

Trump and women

May 5, 2016 FLINT — Donald Trump’s new image consultant stepped into his office at Trump Tower. “What is it now, Johnson?” growled Trump. “M. more »»

Almanac

May 5, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, May 5, the 126th day of 2016. There are 240 days left in the yea. more »»

Random Thoughts

May 4, 2016 WASHINGTON — Random thoughts on the passing scene: One of the problems with being a pessimist is that you can never celebrate when you are proven right. more »»

Almanac

May 4, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, May 4, the 125th day of 2016. There are 241 days left in the year. more »»

Anti-establishment politics endgame

May 3, 2016 BERKELEY — Will Bernie Sanders’ supporters rally behind Hillary Clinton if she gets the nomination? Likewise, if Donald Trump is denied the Republican nomination, will his supporters back whoever... more »»

How They Voted

May 3, 2016 Senate Bill 564, Criminalize selling aborted fetuses or body parts: Passed 26 to 10 in the Senate To make it a crime to receive a financial benefit or any type of compensation for transferring or... more »»

Almanac

May 3, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, May 3, the 124th day of 2016. There are 242 days left in the year. more »»

In case of Trump nomination, break glass

May 2, 2016 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s damage to the Republican Party, although already extensive, has barely begun. more »»

God and politics

May 2, 2016 LOUISVILLE — Religion and politics are again at the forefront of this year’s presidential race. more »»

Almanac

May 2, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, May 2, the 123rd day of 2016. There are 243 days left in the year. more »»

 
 
 

 

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