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Winners or Whiners?

April 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — If there is one pattern that is emerging from this year’s political campaigns, it is that rhetoric beats reality — in both parties. more »»

Almanac

April 27, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, April 27, the 118th day of 2016. There are 248 days left in the year. more »»

Why not tax financial speculation?

April 26, 2016 BERKELEY — Why is there so little discussion about one of Bernie Sanders’s most important proposals — to tax financial speculation? Buying and selling stocks and bonds in order to beat others who ar... more »»

The Celtic tiger lives

April 26, 2016 DUBLIN — They called it the Celtic Tiger, a period of prosperity between 1995 and 2008, during which everything in Ireland appeared to come up shamrocks. more »»

Almanac

April 26, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, April 26, the 117th day of 2016. There are 249 days left in the year. more »»

The gift of Trump’s ramshackle campaign

April 25, 2016 WASHINGTON — “One fine day, in a fit of euphoria, after he had picked up the telephone and taken an order for zero-coupon bonds that had brought him a $50,000 commission, (BEG ITAL)just like that,... more »»

Almanac

April 25, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Monday, April 25, the 116th day of 2016. There are 250 days left in the year. more »»

Hospitals and bad customer service

April 23, 2016 NEW YORK — I write this from the hospital. Seems I have lung cancer. My doctors tell me my growth was caught early and I’ll be fine. Soon I will barely notice that a fifth of my lung is gone. more »»

Almanac

April 23, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Saturday, April 23, the 114th day of 2016. There are 252 days left in the year. more »»

Enbridge won’t protect the Great Lakes

April 21, 2016 FLINT — Flint and the Straits of Mackinac are 225 miles apart. but one thing connects them in my mind: distrust. I have it in spades. Probably we all do. more »»

The ‘No-Nonsense’ Negotiator

April 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — In addition to winning more primaries, more convention delegates and 2 million more votes than any other Republican presidential candidate running this year, billionaire developer Donal... more »»

Congress still wasting taxpayers’ money

April 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — Now that the tax deadline has come and gone, consider how the federal government wastes our money. more »»

The Saudis practice mafia tactics

April 21, 2016 WASHINGTON — The Mafia, in its heyday, ran lucrative protection rackets. Pay them and your business would be kept safe from “unforeseen” threat. more »»

Almanac

April 21, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Thursday, April 21, the 112th day of 2016. There are 254 days left in the year. more »»

Almanac

April 21, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Friday, April 22, the 113th day of 2016. There are 253 days left in the year. The Jewish holiday Passover begins at sunset. more »»

The ‘Voice of the People’ fallacy

April 20, 2016 WASHINGTON — We hear many fallacies in election years. more »»

How They Voted

April 20, 2016 Senate Bill 818, Exempt yoga instruction schools from licensure mandate: Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate To exempt yoga teacher training schools from a state licensure mandate imposed on private... more »»

Almanac

April 20, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Wednesday, April 20, the 111th day of 2016. There are 255 days left in the yea. more »»

Bernie and the big banks

April 19, 2016 BERKELEY — The recent kerfuffle about Bernie Sanders purportedly not knowing how to bust up the big banks says far more about the threat Sanders poses to the Democratic establishment and its Wall... more »»

Almanac

April 19, 2016 By The Associated Press Today is Tuesday, April 19, the 110th day of 2016. There are 256 days left in the year. more »»

 
 
 

 

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