Barack Obama

  • On history's stage: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.

    As the youngest leader of the high court in two centuries, he has the energy, the intellect, and the votes to reshape our world.

    By Roger Parloff, senior editor

    In January 1993 principal deputy U.S. solicitor general John Roberts Jr. was arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in a case brought by an inmate in a Nevada penitentiary. The prisoner, a nonsmoker who had been sharing a cell with a five-pack-a-day MORE

    Jan 3, 2011 5:00 AM ET
  • Dear Mr. President: About those bonuses...

    Word comes today that you find the nearly $20 billion Wall Street paid itself in bonuses (boni?) this year excessive and "shameful."  I can see where you might think so, unaccustomed as you are to the needs of moguls, executives, lawyers, bankers, traders and other folk whose lifestyles require an annual infusion of cash to keep them going.

    There's so much suffering going on across our nation right now. The maintenance of MORE

    - Jan 30, 2009 9:56 AM ET
  • Our economy, the headless chicken

    When I was a lad, my summer camp took us to a farm. We were mostly city kids with a few suburban nerds like me thrown in. We petted the goats. We took a look at the cows being milked by huge machines. Some of us even got to ride on a pony. And then, for the piece the resistance, they took us all back behind the barn to watch a MORE

    - Jan 21, 2009 10:30 AM ET
  • Advice for President Obama

    Congratulations, Sir. Welcome to the best/worst job in the world. You wanted it. Now you have it. Fortunately, there are quite obviously no dearth of people willing to help you do it. In this category I not only include the vast team of economists, strategists, political tacticians and assorted experts you have already assembled. You're lucky enough to possess an entire Verizon-esque network of folks willing to tell you what MORE

    - Jan 20, 2009 12:17 PM ET
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