Opinion

LETTERS: Horror in the desert, Capitalism exposed, A sample of readers comments

Horror in the desert Re: Retraining for what? World supports Zelaya A sample of comments from www.pww.org

EDITORIAL Madoff is just tip of the iceberg

Finance capital went to confession, told the judge its sins, and he administered the penance — 150 years in the clinker for 79-year-old Bernard Madoff.

EDITORIAL Big step backward

The city of New Haven threw out a fire department promotions exam because it yielded results that did not promote equality.

Health care mess: how we got into it, how to get out of it

In 1979, the newly elected mayor of Chicago, Jane Byrne, at the recommendation of some labor union officials, named me to be a “consumer commissioner” on the City of Chicago Health Systems Agency (HSA) Board of Directors. I remained in that position for three years. I can’t say that either I, or the HSA, accomplished much, but it certainly was an educational experience.

PEOPLE BEFORE PROFITS False hope on the economy unless

In March, Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke saw 'green shoots' in the economy. Since then, various economists and government officials have seen signs that the recession may be bottoming out, with hopes that economic growth may start later this year. And many journalists in the business media are joining in, acting like paid touts for the stockbrokers.