Tales from the Trail

The First Draft: Executive pay crackdown

October 22, 2009

For a quiet day, there was surprising consensus among editors about the top news — big-time bankers who got government bailout money are going to get their paychecks slashed.

Wall Street high-fliers, where are they going to go?

February 4, 2009

President Barack Obama announced that any Wall Street firm taking a taxpayer handout must cap compensation for its executives at $500,000, which for most Americans doesn’t sound like such a bad salary.

First Draft: rough patch

February 4, 2009

The first presidential apology — “I screwed up”  — making the rounds today.