August 29, 2013

Migrants are the big economic winners from migration, because they move from countries in which workers are paid little to ones in which they are paid a lot. (Illustrations by Sam Island | OPED by Paul Collier)

July 10, 2013
The only way to prevent the loss of firefighters in the forest is to not have them there at all. Leaders of these fire fights have to make the right call — ordering firefighters to stand down from dangerous situations even when private property will burn. (Illustration by Sam Island  | OPED by Michael Kodas)

The only way to prevent the loss of firefighters in the forest is to not have them there at all. Leaders of these fire fights have to make the right call  ordering firefighters to stand down from dangerous situations even when private property will burn. (Illustration by Sam Island  | OPED by Michael Kodas)

January 23, 2013
Why has the securities industry become less reliable? (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-Ed by Amy Butte)

Why has the securities industry become less reliable? (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-Ed by Amy Butte)

October 19, 2012
So long as both parties react so small-mindedly and opportunistically to the terrorist threat, we won’t be able to have a rational, adult conversation about the best ways to wage this war. (Illustration by Sam Island | Column by Jeffrey Goldberg on Bloomberg View)

So long as both parties react so small-mindedly and opportunistically to the terrorist threat, we won’t be able to have a rational, adult conversation about the best ways to wage this war. (Illustration by Sam Island | Column by Jeffrey Goldberg on Bloomberg View)

August 13, 2012
Is fourth place ever good enough in the Olympics? (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-Ed by Richard Cohen on Bloomberg View)

Is fourth place ever good enough in the Olympics? (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-Ed by Richard Cohen on Bloomberg View)

August 07, 2012
At the London Olympics, fencing spectators have witnessed the overthrow of the old order as new champions, from new countries, emerged triumphant. (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-ed by Richard Cohen on Bloomberg View) 

At the London Olympics, fencing spectators have witnessed the overthrow of the old order as new champions, from new countries, emerged triumphant. (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-ed by Richard Cohen on Bloomberg View) 

August 07, 2012
In fencing, the queen is safe and Italian women rule. (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-ed by Richard Cohen on Bloomberg View)

In fencing, the queen is safe and Italian women rule. (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-ed by Richard Cohen on Bloomberg View)

August 02, 2012
If you’re not paying attention to Olympic women’s field hockey because you think it’s a boring game played by slow women in long, pleated skirts, you may be missing one of the most exciting competitions. (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-Ed by Carrie Lingo on Bloomberg View) 

If you’re not paying attention to Olympic women’s field hockey because you think it’s a boring game played by slow women in long, pleated skirts, you may be missing one of the most exciting competitions. (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-Ed by Carrie Lingo on Bloomberg View

July 26, 2012
Puzzled by some Olympic events? The games once included swimming obstacle races, croquet, rugby, tug of war and native mud fighting. (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-Ed by Bill Mallon on Bloomberg View)

Puzzled by some Olympic events? The games once included swimming obstacle races, croquet, rugby, tug of war and native mud fighting. (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-Ed by Bill Mallon on Bloomberg View)

June 22, 2012
Now that the Greek election failed to solve anything, Europe is back to the same problems it faced before. (Illustration by Sam Island | Column by Caroline Baum on Bloomberg View)

Now that the Greek election failed to solve anything, Europe is back to the same problems it faced before. (Illustration by Sam IslandColumn by Caroline Baum on Bloomberg View)

April 17, 2012
It’s the rare scandal that involves murder, corruption, Harvard University and comparisons to Jacqueline Kennedy. (Illustration by Sam Island | Column by William Pesek on Bloomberg View)

It’s the rare scandal that involves murder, corruption, Harvard University and comparisons to Jacqueline Kennedy. (Illustration by Sam Island | Column by William Pesek on Bloomberg View)

March 20, 2012
We have reached a turning point where we must decide how much power we will allow large corporations and the extremely wealthy to have over our lives and our political system. (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-Ed by Ralph Gomory and Leo Hindery Jr.)

We have reached a turning point where we must decide how much power we will allow large corporations and the extremely wealthy to have over our lives and our political system. (Illustration by Sam Island | Op-Ed by Ralph Gomory and Leo Hindery Jr.)