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Horse Racing or Presidential Election?

Dr. Cheryl Pappas | Posted 04.04.2012 | Politics
Dr. Cheryl Pappas

Americans love sports. These following nine months leading up to the presidential election appear sadly almost exclusively to be a sport for most Ame...

For Blacks and Latinos, Cain Never Really Stood a Chance

C. Nicole Mason | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
C. Nicole Mason

Herman Cain's short-lived flirt with the presidential nomination raises big questions for the GOP ahead of 2012. The biggest one being, how will the party attract Black and Latino voters in numbers large enough to swing the election their way?

Women's Heels Fall Out Of Step With Economic Outlook

DailyFinance | Posted 11.22.2011 | Women

Shoe trends are poised to buck some well-heeled conventional wisdom. Historically, women's heel sizes reach new heights when the economy is down. B...

Thanksgiving Gratitude

Lee Woodruff | Posted 01.21.2012 | Fifty
Lee Woodruff

While we celebrate the holiday that symbolizes gratitude for life in a free land, families have loved ones halfway around the world who have stood up to protect those freedoms. You have to respect that, no matter what your politics or individual views are.

The Drums Go for Broke

Greg Garry | Posted 10.26.2011 | Entertainment
Greg Garry

You would think that the Drums would just cheer up already. 2010 was a very good year for the indie rock darlings.

Anti-Tax Pols Should Look to the Greeks

Robert Schwab | Posted 08.30.2011 | Denver
Robert Schwab

The congressmen who oppose raising taxes want to cut government spending to the bone, which means they want the burden of curing the deficit placed squarely on the backs of the middle class and the poor.

Game Over: Republicans Find Default Acceptable

Miles Jaffe | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics
Miles Jaffe

It is clear that Republicans will abandon even there own policies to oppose the president. hey prefer economic weakening, increased unemployment and national gridlock.

A Real Political Scandal: The Press Conference I'd Like To See

Yashar Ali | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Yashar Ali

We love to hold our public officials accountable for their personal transgressions. We love holding them accountable when we find significant evidence of corruption. Anything else? Nope.

If These Gas Prices Keep Going Up, I Swear I Will Keep Paying Them

James Napoli | Posted 07.11.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

I hereby declare that if the price of gasoline keeps going up, I shall have no other option but to continue paying whatever they ask for it.

Saki Knafo

Gold Hits Records High, Americans Sell Their Treasures | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.22.2011 | Business

This story was reported in collaboration with our partners at It was a rainy afternoon in January of 1848 when a builder named James Mar...

Young Adults Resolve To Save More, Spend Less In 2011

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

18 to 34-year-olds are more committed saving money and decreasing spending this year than those in any other age group, U.S. News reports. In a natio...

First Step: Define the Problem

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

I'm rich! I've worked hard to make America my cow! Her milk is mine!...

What You Missed at The Economist's Conference

Lauren DeLisa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lauren DeLisa

I was recently invited to attend The Economist's Ideas Economy event, the second conference in a series which aims to stir dialogue and uncover new id...

The Mind and Mood of Connecticut

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

"Keep the younger generation in the state, provide jobs for the population, send the illegal immigrants back to their countries. We need jobs to provi...

In God We Trust (All Others Pay Cash)

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

It occurs to me this morning how many assumptions we make that enable us to keep on going without, you know, screaming, or drinking at breakfast.

Advice For the Mad and Worried

Tom Morris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Tom Morris

The number one emotion or attitude in our nation and around the world right now just might be anger. The blood pressure of humanity is through the roo...

Bipartisan Blight 4: The Shrinking Jobs Bill

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Harry Reid's strategy is likely to end up with both bad policy and bad politics. Bite sized bills on conservative terms won't begin to address the challenges we face.

Happy Belated Birthday, Stimulus Package!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

Just a little note today to say that I'm sorry I missed the birthday yesterday of the stimulus package that saved our economy last year. Just because I missed it doesn't mean I don't love it!

Rethinking the Presidency

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

President Obama's latest poll numbers may be decent--a New York Times/CBS News poll found that he has higher approval ratings than the GOP, and that m...

A Message To Arianna: How to Make the Middle Class a Priority

Kenneth N. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth N. Davis

A Message to Arianna And President Obama: You're Missing The Best Way To Make The Middle Class A Top Priority (PS: It's very affordable -- no deficit ...

Women-Owned Businesses Generate Huge Revenue, Study Finds | Ylan Q. Mui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Women-owned businesses generate about $3 trillion in revenue and employ 16 percent of the workforce, making them significant players in the national e...

Why 2010 Will Not be a Replay of 1994

2morrowknight | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You remember the story quite well: a young president and his party are soundly defeated in the midterm elections. It really sounds good, but it ain't gonna happen this time.

Third Screen: Entertainment vs. Recession Porn

Vickie Karp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vickie Karp

Who is rich and powerful? Who is poor and weak? Artists and journalists always write about these things, but how they do so is telling. During th...

Gasoline Prices Up $.25/Gallon in Two Weeks -- Time to Refocus on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

It is time for the Obama administration to show it is cognizant of the creeping upward push of oil and gasoline prices and its impact on a still very fragile economy.

Obama's 'First 100 Days': A Closer Look, Part II

Jim Lichtman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Lichtman

As long as he is perceived as communicating clearly and honestly, he should sustain the trust of the American people.