November 8th, 2012
08:17 PM ET

Walmart pushes Black Friday to 8PM on Thanksgiving. Is nothing sacred?

It's only been a week since Halloween, and just two days since the election. But it's already time to talk about Thanksgiving.

Specifically everyone's favorite shopping day: Black Friday

Today Walmart announced this year's Black Friday will actually begin on Thursday November 22 – Thanksgiving Day – at 8PM to let customers get a jump on the holiday shopping.

Now I love Christmas. It's my favorite holiday. But really? Is nothing sacred anymore? FULL POST

Filed under: Erin's Essay
August 23rd, 2012
12:46 PM ET

U.S. aid to Ethiopia helping neither us nor Ethiopians

Yesterday, the body of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi arrived in Ethiopia from Brussels. No one is sure yet how he died, but that's part of the secrecy which shrouded his authoritarian rule.

The story matters to America because Ethiopia's dictator was an ally in the fight against Al Qaeda in Somalia. Thanks to that allegiance, the US looked the other way on things like how the Zenawi regime jailed opposition leaders and journalists, and led Ethiopia to a ranking of 174 out of 187 countries in the Human Development Index, which measures human rights.

We saw what an african police state looked like when I was in Ethiopia last month. FULL POST

Filed under: Corruption • Erin's Essay • International
May 2nd, 2012
02:28 PM ET

Selling 'The Scream' and suggesting a great new author

By Erin Burnett

"The Scream," a painting by Edvard Munch, could become the most expensive painting ever sold.

It's up for auction at Sotheby's, here in New York City, today. Art experts expect it to sell for anywhere between $80 million and $150 million. That would smash the current auction record of $106 million paid for a Picasso in 2010.

Filed under: Erin's Essay
April 17th, 2012
08:48 PM ET

Erin's Essay: The audacity of tax reform

CNN's Erin Burnett reveals the absurdity of America's tax code.

Filed under: Erin's Essay
April 17th, 2012
05:22 PM ET

Erin's Essay: China Murder Mystery

CNN's Erin Burnett weighs China's desire to be a superpower against their handling of the death of British businessman, Neil Heywood.

Filed under: Erin's Essay
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