Time for a New Generation to Lead?

The Silents and Boomers have been in charge too long.

Ivan Reitman, 1946-2022

The ‘Ghostbusters’ and ‘Animal House’ producer is gone at 75.

Nostalgic for Nostalgia

Is the past still the past?

Did the Boomers Ruin America?

An interesting but uneven debate.

I Have Seen the Future of Work and it Sucks

A world in which we’re all contractors is a dystopian utopia.

Presidential Generations

We’re going to make history one way or another in November.

November Job Growth Beats Expectations

November saw much higher jobs growth than economic analysts were expecting, but it could just be a statistical blip.

Federal Budget Deficit Near $750 Billion For First Three-Fourths Of Fiscal Year

The Federal Budget Deficit passed the $700 Billion mark with three months still to go in the Fiscal Year.

Economic Growth Slows In Final Quarter Of 2018

Economic growth slowed significantly in the fourth quarter of 2018 from where it had been earlier in the year. And it’s likely to slow down even more.

Democrats, 2020, And The Age Issue

With the 2020 Campaign set to begin as soon as the 2018 campaign ends, Democrats find themselves facing an age issue.

Federal Budget Deficit Set To End Fiscal Year Near $1 Trillion, And Continue Growing

The Federal Budget Deficit is set to end the Fiscal Year close to $1 trillion, and to continue growing after that.

The Trump Administration and Legal Immigration

The target is not just on illegal immigrants.

Trump and the Baby Boomers

The President continues to enjoy enthusiastic support from the over-65 set.

Jobs Growth Falls Below Expectations In April While Wages Remain Stagnant

The unemployment rate hit a point unseen since Bill Clinton was President in April, but jobs and wage growth remain tepid at best.

Hillary Clinton ‘They Never Told Men Who Lost to Go Away’

The woman who lost the 2016 election is apparently not going to go away.

Putting an End to the Millennial Generation

We form stereotypes about generational cohorts when they’re very young and then freeze them.

Trump Endorses Plan To Cut Legal Immigration By Half

The President has endorsed a bill that would cut legal immigration in half.

Baby Boomers No Longer The Majority Of U.S. Voters

A new study shows that Baby Boomers no longer account for the largest segment of voters in the United States.

A Mediocre May Jobs Report

May’s Jobs Report was mediocre, suggesting that the economy may be stagnating.

April Jobs Report Bounces Back From March Doldrums

The Jobs Report for April showed much-improved numbers from the disappointment in March.

A Strong January Jobs Report, But Signs Of Possible Weakness Ahead

The first Jobs Report of 2017 saw healthy jobs growth in January, but there are signs we may be reaching a point where hiring could slow down.

Government Reports Strong Economic Growth In Third Quarter, But It’s Unlikely To Last

The economy grew strongly in the third quarter of the year, but it doesn’t seem likely to last.

June Jobs Report Bounces Back From Spring Doldrums

A good month for job growth in June.

Today in Strange Reasoning (Trump Semi-Support Edition)

Comments on a pro-Trump (well, sorta) column.

Modestly Good News From The March Jobs Report

March’s Jobs Report was good, but could be better.

Solid Jobs Growth For February, But Shadows Remain Hovering Over The Economy

February’s Jobs Report was relatively positive, but there are still shadows hovering over the economy as we head further into the year.

New Poll Shows Support For Marijuana Legalization Continues To Rise

Public support for marijuana legalization continues to rise. As with the marriage equality movement, it’s obvious where this will end, The only question is how long it will take to get there.

America’s Changing Demographics

The latest Census data show a changing America.

Americans Are Becoming More Liberal On Social Issues

A new poll shows that Americans have moved to the left on a wide variety of social issues.

Americans Becoming Less Christian And Less Religious, Survey Says

A new survey shows that Americans are becoming less Christian, and less religious overall.

Jobs Growth Bounces Back In April, But Weakness Remains

The jobs market bounced back in April, but that’s about all we can say.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: Americans Are Ready For Nationwide Same-Sex Marriage

Justice Ginsburg acknowledges the fact that, over the past nineteen years, same-sex marriage has gone from something that most Americans oppose to something that most Americans are willing to accept.

September Jobs Report Bounces Back From August Doldrums

After a disappointing August, the jobs report for September showed the same good numbers we’ve seen for much of 2014.

August Jobs Report Disappoints

After several months of good news, the August Jobs Report was quite a disappointment.

Baby Boomers Shocked They’re Getting Old

Michele Willens wonders, “When Did We Get So Old?”

Millennials: Less Patriotic, Or Just Differently Patriotic?

Some surveys suggest that younger Americans are less patriotic than older generations.

A Mostly Good Jobs Report, And A Milestone Finally Passed (Sort Of)

The May Jobs Report was fairly good, and it marks the end of a jobs recession that started six years ago. But things aren’t entirely rosy.

Obama’s Poll Numbers Dip Again, Time For Democrats To Worry

A grim new poll for the President and his Democratic allies.

The Disappearing Oval Office Address

The Oval Office Address, once a common tool of the Presidency, has been in declining use of late.

April Jobs Report: Good, But Not Good Enough

The April Jobs Report was good, but not exactly anything to write home about.

Losing Our Religion

America’s Protestants are dying off and being replaced by non-believers.

Your Taxes Are Going Up

Annie Lowrey reminds us that our taxes will likely rise in January regardless of who wins the November election.

Why Can’t We Just Bury All The Power Lines?

Wouldn’t it be easier to bury the power lines instead of dealing with storm damage and week-long power outages seemingly every year?

Belief in God Low Among Young Americans

A third of Americans under the age of 30 doubt the existence of God, compared to 14 percent 25 years ago.

War Against Youth?

The old have most of the money and power in our society, a trend that is accelerating.

The American Public Is Not SEAL Team Six

Last night’s State Of The Union Address contained another unfortunate example of the prevalence of militaristic rhetoric in domestic politics.