Barbara Shelly

Sorry, Kevin Yoder: Your measure really is about helping the big banks

Ever since he was named last week as the sponsor of a controversial measure rolling back a significant financial reform, U.S. Rep. Kevin Yoder has been trying to have it both ways. He wants constituents to think his motives were all about helping out community banks and farmers. But the biggest beneficiaries of his action are the Wall Street banks, which already have rewarded Yoder handsomely and will continue to do so.

Barbara Shelly

Pakistani Taliban target school children in sick revenge attack

It is a sick act of symbolism to strike at an army school to show that a group is capable of taking on the nation’s military. But what the people of Pakistan and the world will remember from today’s attack in Peshawar is the pictures of dark-eyed children in green-and-yellow school uniforms, some standing by in a state of shock and others injured or dead on stretchers.

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