from Breakingviews:

Wall Street has its 2016 White House empty vessel

November 2, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Valeant’s platform trembles beneath Ackman’s feet

October 19, 2015

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Tales from the Trail:

Snowden joins Twitter to an avalanche of support

September 29, 2015

Edward Snowden, the former U.S. spy agency contractor who leaked details of several U.S. government surveillance programs, amassed more than 400,000 followers in just three hours on Tuesday when he launched his new Twitter account.

from Tales from the Trail:

Jeb Bush and Stephen Colbert play it nice on ‘Late Show’ debut

September 9, 2015

Stephen Colbert, the former  self-declared "conservative narcissistic conservative pundit" , now "just a narcissist," debuted on Tuesday night on CBS' Late Show, where he will try to fill the rather big shoes of his predecessor, David Letterman.

from Tales from the Trail:

Tracking candidates’ guns

September 8, 2015

Did you know that South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham has one of the largest gun collections, which includes an AR-15 rifle, of all the Republican presidential candidates? Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee's love of guns may seem obvious given the title of his book 'God, Guns, Grits and Gravy', but a survey by British newspaper the Telegraph provides a closer look at his private arsenal.

from Tales from the Trail:

A week in politics: Taking off the gloves

September 4, 2015

It was a week of hostilities in the GOP presidential arena. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump traded virtual punches on camera, with both campaigns releasing aggressive video ads. Bush even resorted to his language skills to discredit the real estate magnate. Trump later fired back telling Bush, who is bilingual, he should stop speaking Spanish.

from The Great Debate:

For such a rich guy, Donald Trump looks kind of sad

By Dan Hill
July 29, 2015


I expected disgust -- and its first cousin contempt -- to be the most frequent emotions on Donald Trump’s mug as he announced his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. After all, disgust would make perfect sense. It’s an emotion in keeping with Trump’s repeated comments about the current state of America as something that smells and tastes bad -- if not literally, then at least metaphorically.  

from Tales from the Trail:

Are we an electorate or are we an audience?

July 27, 2015


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at a news conference near the U.S.-Mexico border outside of Laredo, Texas July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

from Tales from the Trail:

A week in politics; a surge for Sanders

July 10, 2015


Sometimes, it takes an outsider. Hillary Clinton may still be the candidate to beat for the Democratic nomination, but this was a particularly good week for rival Bernie Sanders.

from Breakingviews:

Review: Stockman polemic gloomily convincing

April 12, 2013

By Martin Hutchinson

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.