Greek Voters Reject Bailout Deal, Greece Still Largely Screwed

Greek voters rejected the latest bailout package, but that only seems likely to make things even worse for them.

For June, A Jobs Report That Basically Reads As ‘Meh’

The June Jobs Report was okay, but it certainly doesn’t inspire much confidence.

Economic Growth Contracts In First Quarter Of 2015

The economy contracted in the first quarter of 2015, and that suggests the rest of the year isn’t going to be very good either.

Jobs Growth Bounces Back In April, But Weakness Remains

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

Economy Slows To A Crawl In First Quarter G.D.P. Estimate

Economic growth slowed significantly in the first three months of 2015, but it’s not clear what that means going forward.

Is 2016 a 50-50 Proposition?

Pundits and political scientists agree that, if the 2016 presidential election were today, we’d have a much better idea who would win.

The Domestic Side of National Security

Another commentary on the National Security Strategy, this one at The Hill.

An ‘Ambitious’ Yet Pointless State Of The Union, And An Utterly Pointless Response

The State Of The Union Address was more of the same, and the same will be true of Washington going forward.

Oil Prices Continue To Fall, But Don’t Expect It To Last Forever

The price of oil is continuing to fall, but it won’t last forever.

Economy Grows at 5% For Only Second Quarter Since 2001

The Commerce Department had a Christmas present for investors, businesses, and consumers today.

Rick Perry Looking For The Elusive Second Act In American Politics

Rick Perry is sounding for all the world like a candidate for President, and says he’s a different candidate this time, but initial perceptions are hard to overcome.

A Strong Jobs Report To Go With A Strong Economy

Strong jobs growth in November means that 2014 is already the best year for jobs growth since 1999.

Russian Government Projects Sanctions, Declining Oil Prices, Will Lead To Recession In 2015

Russia’s own government is projecting that its economy will slip into recession next year. How that will impact Putin’s current belligerence remains to be seen.

Top Senate Democrat: Democrats Should Not Have Focused On Obamacare in 2009, 2010

Sen. Charles Schumer says Democrats made a mistake by concentrating on getting health care reform passed instead of on fixing the economy.

China’s Coming Collapse?

A knowledgeable observer has a dim forecast.

Merkel Lashes Out Against Russia In Post G-20 Remarks

Vladimir Putin’s latest actions seems to have exhausted Germany’s patience.

Putin Makes Waves At G-20 Summit Over Ukraine, Reportedly Leaving Early

Vladimir Putin’s reception at the G-20 Summit in Australia has been less than warm thanks to recent events in Ukraine.

A Good Jobs Report, But We’re Still Waiting For The “Great” One

Another mostly good, but not great, jobs report.

iPhones and the US-China Trade Gap

Another example of the silliness of the “trade deficit” concept.

Oil Prices Have Been Falling For Months, And That’s Likely To Have Wide Repercussions

Quietly, oil prices have been falling for months now. That’s potentially a very big deal.

Are Billionaires Replacing Political Parties?

Rich guys are backing organizations that are taking over traditional party functions. Is that a problem?

Texas Attorney General Makes A Particularly Silly Argument Against Same-Sex Marriage

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has made an incredibly weak argument in favor of his state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Economy Grew At 4.6% In Second Quarter

A strong rebound for the economy from the downturn at the start of the year.

August Jobs Report Disappoints

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

July Jobs Report Not A Home Run, But Still Pretty Good

While not as big as previous months, the July Jobs Report was still mostly good news.

Economy Bounces Back From The Polar Vortex Slowdown

A much better Second Quarter.

On Foreign Policy, Conservatives Should Leave Ronald Reagan Behind

Relying on the policies of a man who was President in a very different time is not a substitute for a rational foreign policy.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 And The Future Of The Conflict In Ukraine

Yesterday’s events are likely to be a game changer, but how the game plays out depends largely on how Europe reacts.

June Jobs Report: Good News For The Start Of A Holiday Weekend

The June Jobs Report is basically good news.

Economy Shrank Nearly 3% In First Quarter

The first three months of the year were worse for the economy than first thought.

The End of History, Continued

Twenty-five years after his seminal “End of History” article, Francis Fukuyama reflects on its legacy.

Tiananmen Square 25 Years Later

After two and a half decades, the images of June 4, 1989 resonate with many, unless you happen to live in China.

The Economy Actually Shrank In The First Quarter Of 2014

In no small part because of a brutal winter, the economy shrank in the first three months of the year.

Unfortunately For Hillary Clinton, Benghazi Is Not Going Away

If Hillary Clinton runs for President, questions surrounding the Benghazi attack will continue to dog her.

U.S. Economy Sputters In First Quarter

Economic growth in the first quarter was so weak, we nearly fell into a recession.

A New Gilded Age?

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century is making quite a splash.

Is George H.W. Bush America’s Greatest Living President?

In retrospect, and in comparison with other recent Presidents, George Herbert Walker Bush’s four years in office were pretty darn good.

Obama Administration Announces Yet Another Obamacare Delay

Another day, another delay

Another Mediocre Jobs Report

The Jobs Report for January once again leaves much to be desired.

The House GOP’s Immigration Principles: A Good Start, But Can They Get Past The Tea Party?

The House GOP leadership’s principles are a good start, but it’s unclear if they can make it past the anti “amnesty” crowd that seems to dominate the GOP.

Initial Fourth Quarter GDP Report Sends Mixed Signals

Some good news, but also plenty of reason to worry about the future.

Does International Aid Work? Who Knows?

Two experts debate the topic, demonstrating how little we really know.

Republicans Haven’t Reformed But May Win Anyway

Republican leaders continue to say stupid things. They may still retake the Senate in November.