November Job Growth Beats Expectations

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

Why Republicans Probably Won’t Benefit From The Economy In 2020

While the economy is likely to remain at its current levels for the next year, that probably won’t help Trump and the GOP much.

October Jobs Report Beats Expectations, But Still Comes In As Anemic

October’s jobs report came back better than expected but hardly something to cheer.

Economy Grew At Anemic 1.9% In Third Quarter, Hinting At A Slowdown Ahead

The economy grew an anemic 1.9% in the third quarter according to the first estimate of the state of the economy over the summer.

July Jobs Report Within Expectations But Far From Spectacular

July’s Jobs Report was in line with expectations, but hardly indicative of a booming economy.

Ross Perot, Presidential Spoiler, Dead at 89

The independent who upended the 1992 Presidential race has passed.

Lee Iacocca, Who Headed Two Of The Big Three Automakers, Dies At 94

One of America’s fist celebrity CEO’s has passed away at the age of 94.

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Trump’s Art of the Threat

The latest is about deportations

Trump’s Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Are A Failure

It’s been just about fifteen months since President Trump imposed tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. Not surprisingly, those tariffs have not had the effect the President claimed they would.

Trump Placing Tariffs On All Trade With Mexico

Last night, President Trump announced a new round of tariffs against Mexico for reasons that have nothing to do with trade itself.

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Men, Work, and Self-Worth

Most of us define ourselves largely through our jobs. That’s increasingly a problem.

Trump’s Trade War Is Bad, And Everyone Is Losing

Donald Trump’s tariffs are hurting the American economy, American consumers, and American businesses.

John Dingell, Longest Serving Member Of Congress, Dies At 92

The longest-serving member of Congress in American history has passed away at the age of 92.

After Trump’s Tariffs, American Steel Industry Faces Downturn

Despite the President’s claims, the American steel industry isn’t doing well at all.

November Jobs Growth Falls Short Of Expectations

Jobs Growth in November was healthy but fell short of expectations.

Economic Storm Clouds On The Horizon

The economy is in good shape for the moment but there are storm clouds on the horizon.

GM Cutting Workers, Cars

A decade after being bailed out by the Federal government, the giant automaker is slashing jobs.

Missouri Voters Overwhelmingly Reject ‘Right To Work’ Law

In a rare red-state victory for labor unions, Missouri voters rejected a right to work initiative by an overwhelming margin.

Trump’s Tariffs Set to Destroy More Jobs than The Tax Cut Will Create.

Trump’s trade war will claw back 25% of the growth in GDP, slightly more than 20% of the wage growth and more than wipe out all the jobs his tax cuts would provide.

Trump Escalates Trade War With China

The ill-advised move is sure to raise costs for businesses and consumers and roil global stock markets.

We’re Losing Donald Trump’s Trade War

Donald Trump’s trade war continues to have negative consequences for American consumers and businesses.

Trump’s Trade Policies Have Nothing To Do With Economics Or Reality

Donald Trump’s approach to international trade has nothing to with economics and everything to do with politics and the culture war he loves to provoke.

America’s Going Out of the Car Business

Ford, GM, and Chrysler are all moving almost exclusively to trucks, SUVs, and crossovers.

Self-Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

We don’t yet have enough information to assign blame here. Naturally, that’s not stopping anyone.

Why Aren’t Nonprofits More Regulated?

A series of scandals at Oxfam and other charitable organizations raise troubling questions.

The Rug Rat Race

Paradoxically, the children of affluent parents are less happy than those of the poor.

Time To Take Trump Seriously?

The buffoonish billionaire is tapping into something real.

Maybe The Economy Won’t Return To Normal

What if this is the new normal?

Is Amazon a Monopoly?

Frank Foer proclaims, “Amazon Must Be Stopped. It’s too big. It’s cannibalizing the economy.”

Viewing the Sinclair Sexual Assault Case Dispassionately

My latest for The Hill, co-authored with Butch Bracknell: “Explaining the Sinclair demotion.”

Faced With Lawsuits, General Motors Is Headed Back To Bankruptcy Court

General Motors is headed back to court.

New Emails Revive Old Benghazi Arguments

A new set of emails is reviving the old partisan arguments about the attack in Benghazi.

Do What You Hate?

The advice “Do what you love. Love what you do” is not without pitfalls.

New York Times Benghazi Story Gets Some Political And Journalistic Push Back

The New York Times Benghazi report raises as many questions as it purports to answer.

Feds Sell GM Shares for $10.5 Billion Loss

The federal government lost $10.5 billion on the GM bailout. Was this a good investment?

Obama Didn’t Know About NSA Spying On Foreign Leaders?

According to reports, the President had no idea that the NSA was listening to the phone calls of foreign leaders until this summer.

Elmore Leonard Dead at 87

Author Elmore Leonard has died at the age of 87.

Bailing Out “Detroit” Didn’t Save Detroit, But It’s Not Clear Anything Can

Just as the auto industry has, painfully, had to learn to adapt to a new world, the city will as well even if that means becoming a shadow of its former self.

An Automobile Showroom Where You Can’t Buy A Car

Thanks to archaic state laws, you can look at cars in a Tesla showroom, but in my states you can’t but anything there.

Corvette Stingray Redesign

For its 60th anniversary, Chevrolet has redesigned the Corvette for 2014. It looks surprisingly like a Corvette.

Green Eyeshade War

Will a disagreement over accounting rules increase the bad feelings between China and the U. S.?

China Is Every American Politician’s Favorite Scapegoat

American politicians are using China as a scapegoat for America’s problems.

Pessimism On Team Romney

There are signs that some Romney supporters have already decided their candidate is going to lose.

"The Volt as a brand has become politicized"

Is it possible to have the Volt conversation without it being about politics?

Paul Ryan Gives An Acceptance Speech That Most People Will End Up Forgetting

Paul Ryan did what he needed to do last night, but in the long run his speech will be lost to history.

Paul Ryan’s GM Plant: Fact Checking the Fact Checks

Paul Ryan pointed to a shuttered GM plant in his hometown as proof of Obama’s failed policies. The truth will make your head hurt.

General Motors Headed For Disaster Again?

Think the auto bailout was a success? Think again.