JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH

POLITICS
Arianna and Mary differ on Obama's new lead and preview the first debate: Arianna thinks Romney needs to surprise us with humor and details while Mary suggests a Q for Obama.
BUSINESS
I spent last week in New York and Washington, speaking with many erstwhile Masters of the Universe and those charged with cleaning up the mess they've created. And in both cities I was stunned by how many Wall Street and political insiders were ready to break out the champagne. Forgive me if I keep the bubbly on the shelf. READ MOREEnding the War on Drugs: The Moment is Now When it comes to addressing America's disastrous war on drugs, the Obama administration is saying the right things. But when it comes to putting its rhetoric into action, the administration has faltered. Is the Obama administration really committed to a fundamental shift in America's approach to drug policy or is this about serving up a kinder, gentler drug war? READ MORE