The Great Debate

Ed Miliband’s Obama-inspired rhetoric didn’t play in the UK

By John Lloyd
May 8, 2015
Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband announces his resignation as leader at a news conference in London

Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader Ed Miliband announces his resignation as leader at a news conference in London, Britain May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Neil Hall

David Goldberg, Sheryl Sandberg and how spouses can help women ‘Lean In’

By Chana R. Schoenberger
May 8, 2015
Sandberg, COO of Facebook, arrives with her husband Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, for the first day of the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley

Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Facebook, arrives with her husband David Goldberg, CEO of SurveyMonkey, for the first day of the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun Valley, Idaho July 9, 2014. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

from Breakingviews:

Rob Cox: Wall Street suits revel in Bonnaroo vibe

May 7, 2015

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

If it’s not on fire, does anyone care about Baltimore?

By Jason Fields
May 7, 2015


A view of Baltimore from the northbound train tracks. FRANK MURRAY for Reuters

We’re a species of rubberneckers. People will always gather around to watch a fight in the street. If there’s a traffic accident, every driver slows down to see just how bad it was.

from American Insights:

Fake newscaster, real credibility: Jon Stewart stands at the peak of American punditry poll

May 7, 2015

As Jon Stewart winds down his 19-year stint as host of Comedy Central's The Daily Show, he and Stephen Colbert sit at the peak of American punditry despite their left-leaning view of life, the universe and everything.

Why socialist Bernie Sanders may just shake up the 2016 presidential race

By Robert L. Borosage
May 7, 2015
U.S. Senator Sanders holds news conference after announcing his candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, on Capitol Hill in Washington

Senator Bernie Sanders after he announced his candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 30, 2015. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Will someone please put Fannie and Freddie out of their misery?

By Mark Zandi
May 7, 2015
Toll Brothers luxury homes are shown sold before construction is completed in Oceanside

Toll Brothers luxury homes are shown sold before construction is completed in Oceanside, California, August 20, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Why the 2016 GOP race may be all about taking down unions

By Thomas Geoghegan
May 6, 2015
Wisconsin Governor Walker holds a news conference at the state Capitol in Madison

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker holds a news conference at the state Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, February 25, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Hauck

Last of Saddam Hussein’s lieutenants may have fallen in Iraq, but Baathists fight on

By Mohamad Bazzi
May 6, 2015
The body of a man believed to be Ezzat al-Douri, is seen as it is delivered by fighters of the Shiite militia group Kataib Hezbollah, to the Iraqi government in Baghdad

The body of a man believed to be Ezzat al-Douri, is seen as it is delivered by fighters of the Shiite militia group Kataib Hezbollah, to the Iraqi government in Baghdad, April 20, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

from Breakingviews:

Hedge fund pay hauls a political-financial shame

By Edward Hadas
May 5, 2015

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