Opinion Commentary


  • Stuart Gaffney (L) and John Lewis, plaintiffs in the 2008 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, celebrate while traveling along Market Street during the annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco, California on June 28, 2015.

    Some religious leaders said the Supreme Court’s decision for gay marriage violates the rules of traditional religion. Not true, these rabbis say.

  • Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal.

    This CEO rejects Gov. Bobby Jindal's views on gay rights—and his allegations of a liberal conspiracy in Corporate America.

  • The Tesla Model X is shown at the 2013 North American International Auto Show media preview January 15, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan.

    After the SEC passed new rules, this financial advisor's advice is: Stay out of money-market funds!

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras leaves the European Council headquarters after a summit in Brussels.

    Greece should vote "no" on the European deal to extend its bailout—the best solution is for creditors to take a haircut, says Peter Morici.

  • Greece is in full on crisis mode. So why aren't investors flocking to the safe haven of gold? "Fast Money" trader Brian Kelly explains.

  • “The Mystery of Capital” author Hernando DeSoto (center) displaying layers of land titles that can be consolidated into a few lines of code on the block chain.  With Bill Tai (left) and George Kikvadze, vice chairman of BitFury (right).

    Venture capitalist Bill Tai has a knack for spotting hot new start-ups. Want to think like him? Check out his summer reading list.

  • Supporters of the Affordable Care Act celebrate after the Supreme Court up held the law, in Washington June 25, 2015.

    The Supreme Court affirmed Obamacare. Again. Here are ways to make it better for business, one attorney says.

  • Stuart Gaffney (L) and John Lewis, plaintiffs in the 2008 Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case, celebrate while traveling along Market Street during the annual Gay Pride Parade in San Francisco, California on June 28, 2015.

    Though some called the Supreme Court's ruling on marriage equality a sad day for America, this writer can think of plenty of sadder days.

  • Same sex marriage

    With same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states, LGBT couples should look at financial issues such as estate planning and employer benefits.

  • Donald Trump

    Media consultant Mark Macias says it will be a total disaster if Donald Trump gets a spot in any presidential debate.

  • Businesswoman with rainbow-patterned top

    Corporate America has made progress on inclusiveness, but there's more to do before workforce equality is a reality, says Kent Harvey.

  • Demonstrators are shown during a rally in Athens, Greece, June 29, 2015.

    While the world puts pressure on Greece to face reality, it's actually creditors who need the wake-up call right now, says Dan Alpert.

  • Jack Brewer of the New York Giants in December, 2004

    To solve the race and wealth gap, the country must focus on "fair capitalism," says former NFL safety Jack Brewer.

  • Jin Liqun, left, current secretary general of the Multilateral Interim Secretariat of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, shakes hands with China's Finance Minister Lou Jiwei ahead of a signing ceremony of articles of agreement of the AIIB, at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, June 29, 2015.

    How China's new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank can rival the West's World Bank, says Curtis Chin.

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a parliamentary session in Athens, June 28, 2015.

    Thirteen prominent economists from around the world call on Greece to sign a credible agreement with the Europeans now.

  • People wait in line to withdraw 60 euros from an ATM after Greece closed its banks on June 29, 2015 in Athens, Greece.

    Four issues facing world markets š Greece, China, Puerto Rico and a Fed rate hike — could add up to trouble for U.S. stocks, says Ron Insana.

  • President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, gives a statement on the Supreme Court health care decision in the Rose Garden at the White House on June 25, 2015 in Washington.

    After the Supreme Court ruling, Obamacare IS here to stay—but it will be challenged and it will change long after Obama leaves office, says Dan Eaton.

  • Jesse Schenker, Chef and owner of NYC’s Recette and The Gander

    Jesse Schenker tells the story of how he hit bottom, served jail time and became a successful New York chef and restaurant owner.

  • The Confederate flag on the Capitol grounds in Columbia, South Carolina.

    Ole Miss put the Confederate flag behind it under Robert Khayat's leadership. The nation should, too, Khayat says.

  • Corporations like Google have supported same-sex marriage for years.

    Long before marriage equality, Corporate America embraced gay-pride parades across the nation, says Jordan Roth.

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