Haiti; Banking Commission; Healthcare-MA Special Election

We are witnessing one of humanity's most unbearable tragedies following the earthquake in Haiti. It allows us to ask is this as much a story about poverty and failed governance as it is of natural disasters; does it allow us a chance to show human compassion and empathy? Will bankers ever learn the evils of their ways? Is the Banking Commission a kangaroo court? Is it true that the only thing wrong with capitalism is capitalists? Are we witnessing socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor? The worship of free markets or a complete betrayal? Plus, will the Massachusetts special election make the difference between a healthcare plan or dissolution of that dream?

Banner image: Haitians involved in rescue efforts in Port-au-Prince are shown after hearing screams under the rubble of a college following a powerful earthquake that left much of the capital city in ruins January 14. Photo: Frederic Dupoux/Getty Images