Anyone obsessively following the commentary of financial news on cable news networks or the Wall Street Journal -- all based in New York City -- would be struck by the almost unrelenting pessimism that characterizes their editorializing and "straight" reporting, on the actions of the Fed and the ECB.
Somewhere in the gap between these two phenomena -- the overheated news about our violent, irrational enemies in the Middle East and the silence surrounding our war and occupation of the region -- lies American politics.
The issue of insider trading from information emanating from Treasury Secretary Paulson's office was a focus of ruminations from this corner some four years ago. But hard questions, perhaps until now, have been few and far between.
When conservative commentators and Republican politicians tell you they are under-represented in the media, that their views don't reach Americans in the way that liberal ideas do, that they are NOT the mainstream media, they are lying. Conservative media IS mainstream.
Mitt Romney has said that this election is about one thing: jobs. If I were drafting President Obama's convention speech, here's how I would re-frame and respond.
The GOP is no longer the Party of Lincoln. It is now the Party of Mitt, one willing to play to the fears and prejudices of the masses, instead of the hopes and aspirations that have kept this country going. Of course, he believes it's the only path to victory.
There is fresh evidence almost every week that our uniquely American free market health care system continues to fail us.
Wall Street Journal has launched WorldStream, a platfor...
Although I grew up in New York and have lived there for many years, I have a summer studio in Maine. Every summer I pack up and go to paint following the tradition of so many of America's painters from Winslow Homer to Alex Katz.
I know the Journal's standards have dropped precipitously in the five years since Rupert Murdoch bought the paper. Still, your ability to get the Editorial page to publish musings as illogical, nonsensical and ridiculous as what you wrote this week -- well, it's just amazing.
Cry, the Beloved Country is a tremendous book, a carefully structured and recklessly open (heart and soul) depiction of race relations in South Africa in the 1940s.
If the newsroom needed extra help, this responsibility should have fallen on the owners of the paper. Why did a foundation reward a publication that has shown an inexcusable disregard for its reporters and editors, not to mention readers?
Now, the often too-cautious Barack Obama has an opening to re-brand himself as the bold champion of the Democratic Party's great progressive tradition.
With television rights to the London 2012 Olympics,including video highlights for news outlets severely restricted by the IOC and by NBC Sports in...
By parroting the talking points of the fossil fuel industry and other big polluters, the Journal's opinion writers remind us of the people who told us cigarette smoking wasn't really bad for our health.
Perhaps when thinking about living green, Mr. Moore could have also explained to his children that there are more than a billion people on the planet with no electricity. They are in places like Africa where there is no grid.