Opinion

Wall Street’s Democrats

In Washington’s coming budget battles, sacred cows like the tax deductions for home mortgage interest and charitable donations are likely to be on the table along with potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare. But no one on Capitol Hill…

Toothless tiger

Petty crooks are being scapegoated rather than the worst offenders who brought the global economy crashing down on middle class workers. Glen W. Albanese, 43, of Manalapan, New Jersey, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan to an information…

Cash is king as democracy dies

Candidates must spend huge sums to get elected, and once they do, well-funded interests spend huge sums to influence how they vote. Campaign finance laws are being struck down, and money is rushing into outside groups that don’t have to…