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 .
Can this economy go the distance? The U.S. expanded by 3.2 percent in the last quarter. Americans long for an economy that grows at 4 percent, quarter after quarter, strong enough to shrug off revolution in Egypt, central bank machinations in China and Steve Jobs ’s health.
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.