Kim Jong-Un Extends Olive Branch To The South

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is extending an olive branch of sorts to South Korea while simultaneously claiming success in achieving a nuclear deterrent.

August Jobs Report Disappoints As It Fails To Meet Expectations

August’s Jobs Report came in below expectations.

There’s a Criminal Defense Crisis In New Mexico, And Nobody Seems To Care

Public defenders in New Mexico are overworked, underfunded, and outmatched, but then that’s true pretty much everywhere in the country.

The Coal Industry Is Dying, And It Isn’t Coming Back

Canada is phasing out coal as a source of electricity production by 2030. The same thing will happen in the United States no matter how much politicians try to stop it.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Economy Shrank Nearly 3% In First Quarter

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

George W. Bush Rebounds In The Polls, Still Below Other Ex-Presidents

A George W. Bush renaissance? Not exactly.

Still A Steady State Election?

The Presidential race seems to be returning to the state it was in before the political conventions.

The Obama Campaign’s Absurd ‘Big Bird’ Ad

This campaign has gone to the birds.

Obama’s Gas Prices

A sign at a local Exxon station seemingly blames high gasoline prices on Barack Obama.

Jimmy Carter Longest Serving Ex-President

Jimmy Carter’s ex-presidency has lasted the equivalent of 26 Iranian hostage crises.

Isaac Could Rival Hurricane Katrina

Though still just a Tropical Storm, Isaac has the potential to be as dangerous as Hurricane Katrina.

Romney Falling Behind In New National Polls

The most recent round of national polling seems to show that the negative attacks on Romney are having an impact.

U.S. Carbon Emissions Down Thanks Largely To Natural Gas

Carbon emissions in the U.S. have declined just as use of natural gas in electricity production has increased. That’s no coincidence.

Gas Prices Set To Fall Below $3.00/Gallon, GOP Not So Suprisingly Silent

As gas prices fall, the politics of fuel prices are changing.

Gas Prices Are Falling, But That’s Not Necessarily Good News

Gas prices are falling nationwide but that’s mostly because the economy kind of stinks.

How Economic Doldrums Are Impacting The Election

A spate of bad economic news foretells a shift in the campaign for President.

China’s Economy Cooling Down?

China’s economic engine may be sputtering.

Is Mitt Romney Running Against Barack Obama, Or Jimmy Carter?

He may be running against Barack Obama, but Mitt Romney seems to mention Jimmy Carter a lot.

Parties Play to Win the Game

Parties are in politics primarily to win the vote of the median voter, not to join together and sing Kumbaya.

This Campaign Has Gone To The Dogs

Last week, an absurd campaign became even more absurd.

Analysts Say Gas Prices May Have Peaked

Once again, those predictions of $5.00 gas may have been much ado about nothing.

Hiring Slowdown Dampens Economic Optimism

The jobs picture–and thus the overall economic forecast–becomes much gloomier with the release of the March Labor report.

Barack v. the Robot (Musings on Polls and Etch-a-Sketches)

Why isn’t Obama doing better in the polls and did we just see a Kinsey Gaffe in the wild?

Do We Need More Debates?

There will be no more GOP candidate debates. That’s not necessarily a good thing.

What’s Really Driving Up Gas Prices

The cause of the pain you’re feeling at the pump has little to do with domestic energy policy.

Obama’s Job Approval: Who Knows?

The president’s job approval is down. And it’s also up!

Obama Approval at Record Low

47 percent of Americans disapprove of President Obama’s performance.

Why Do Republicans Hate Teleprompters So Much?

Republicans continue to harp on the fact that the President uses a TelePrompter.

Gas Prices Hurting Obama In The Polls, But Will It Matter In November?

Rising fuel prices are starting to hurt the President in the polls, but it’s unclear what that means for November.

Gingrich Continues to Insult our Collective Intelligence

The notion that the President of the United States can guarantee a given per gallon price of gas is a fantasy (and, quite frankly, a lie).

February Jobs Report: Slow But Steady Employment Growth

Another good monthly jobs report

Gas Prices About To Become An Election Issue

Prices are rising at the pump, and the candidates for President are starting to notice.

Newt Gingrich’s Gasoline Price Fantasies

Anyone who falls for this needs to look into bridges in Brooklyn and oceanfront property in Arizona.

Rising Gas Prices And The 2012 Elections

Rising prices at the pump could lead to problems at the voting booth.

Good News All Around In January Jobs Report

The January jobs report was the best we’ve seen in more than three years.

$4.00 Per Gallon Gas By Spring? Bye Bye Economic Recovery?

Higher gas prices in the spring could have an impact on the economy, and the election.

Michele Bachmann’s Plan For $2.00 Gas: Another Great Recession?

Michele Bachmann is promising $2.00 gas. Not surprisingly, she has no idea how to achieve this seemingly impossible goal.