What’s next after the Oscars? More Gatsby, of course. “The Great Gatsby,” featuring Leonardo DiCaprio and coming in May, will be the fourth, or by some counts the fifth or sixth, movie version of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel about the illusion created by false wealth in the 1920s.
Targeting public unions is unwise, rash and retrograde. That’s the take in some quarters on Republican Governor Scott Walker ’s plan to curtail collective bargaining for public-sector unions in his state, Wisconsin.
U.S. President Barack Obama recently pocket-vetoed the Interstate Recognition of Notarizations Act, which aimed to smooth over the processing of business that involves contracts written in several states. One sponsor of the bill was a fellow Democrat, Senator Patrick Leahy .
We don’t yet have final numbers on how many Americans voted this year, but preliminary figures suggest that turnout is probably down from 2008 -- down in percentage terms, and possibly down in absolute terms as well. The population is growing, but the number of voters seems to be shrinking.
White Castle System Inc. began offering health coverage when Calvin Coolidge was president. That 88-year history didn’t make last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling any more palatable to the seller of hamburger sliders.
“When it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policies of the 1950s and the economic policies of the 1920s,” President Barack Obama told Mitt Romney in their final debate.