Democratic Candidate Phil Murphy Easily Defeats Kim Guadagno In New Jersey

To nobody’s surprise, a blue state returns to its roots.

December Jobs Report Reveals Tepid Jobs Growth

A tepid December jobs report tops off a tepid year.

Was Bernie Sanders The Ralph Nader Of 2016?

One professor is suggesting that Bernie Sanders played a role in 2016 similar to the one that Ralph Nader did in 2000. It doesn’t pass even cursory examination.

September Jobs Report Reveals A Resilient, But Not Strong, Economy

The September Jobs Report continues to show an economy that is growing to some degree, but hardly growing as fast as it should be.

The Minimum Wage

The minimum wage has been a big part of this year’s election cycle, mainly due to Bernie Sander’s campaign and his idea of a national minimum wage. There has been lots of discussion of this, but most of it is just, well, bad. There are really two things that one can point to as to why wages above the market wage can be good.

“Compassionate” Protectionism

There’s nothing compasssionate about protectionism.

Bernie Sanders Finally Endorses Hillary Clinton

Well that took long enough.

SCOTUS Declines To Hear Appeal Of Pharmacists With Religious Objection To ‘Morning After’ Pill

The Supreme Court won’t hear the appeal of a pharmacist who objects to providing the ‘morning after’ pill.

Bernie Sanders Finally Accepts Reality, Admits He Won’t Be The Nominee

Bernie Sanders admitted, finally, that he likely won’t be the nominee.

Evaluating Hillary’s Short List For Running Mates

A purported ‘short list’ of potential running mates for Hillary Clinton is out. Here’s how the candidates stack up.

Hillary Clinton Wins Final Democratic Primary, Meets With Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton easily won the final contest of the 2016 primary season, and the Clinton-Sanders reconciliation dance began.

Hillary Clinton Sweeps Four Of Five Mid-Atlantic States, Edges Closer To Delegate Majority

Another big night for Hillary Clinton, and more bad news for Bernie Sanders.

Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Likely To Do Very Well In Mid-Atlantic Primaries

With voters in five states set to go to the polls, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are likely to make significant progress toward their quest for a majority of delegates in their respective contests.

Sharply Divided Supreme Court Hears Argument In Challenge To Obama’s Deportation Relief Plan

The Supreme Court heard oral argument in the case challenging the President’s deportation relief plan, but it’s unlikely we’ll see a ruling on the merits.

Clinton And Sanders Clash In Advance Of High Stakes New York Primary

Just days before a high stakes primary in New York, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders clashed over familiar themes in their latest debate.

Hillary Clinton Trounces Sanders In South Carolina

Hillary Clinton crushed Bernie Sander last night in South Carolina, pushing the race further down the path that leads to an inevitable outcome.

Republican Candidates For President Clash In Fourth Debate

Last night’s debate in Wisconsin was arguably the most substantive we’ve seen so far between the Republican candidates, and one that displayed quite starkly the policy differences between them.

Republicans Win Big In Kentucky, Setting Up A Big Fight Over Obamacare

Republican Matt Bevin picked up what comes as a surprise win to many observers, and that sets up a big fight over what had been a PPACA program that the White House has touted.

Red States Eat Blue States’ Lunch, Grow Up to Be Blue States

Low costs and regulatory barriers are attracting people to red states–thus turning them purple and blue.

Hillary Clinton “Re-Launches” Presidential Campaign

Hillary Clinton opened a new phase in her campaign for President yesterday with a speech in New York City.

The Politics Of Income Inequality

Most Americans think that income inequality is a problem, but they don’t all agree on what to do about it.

Los Angeles Makes A Risky Bet With Its Minimum Wage Increase

Los Angeles became the latest major city to increase its minimum wage. It’s a risky bet that is likely to do more harm than good.

What Can Republicans Learn From The Tory Victory In Great Britain?

Republicans could learn a few things from the Tory victory in the recent British elections, but they are in danger of drawing the wrong conclusions.

Elizabeth Warren Once Again Tells Us She’s Not Running For President

Once again, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says she isn’t running for President, and has no plans to do so.

Federal Judge Awards Strippers $10,000,000 In Labor Dispute

The labor laws apply no matter what business you’re in.

America Still Not a Center-Right Nation

Tuesday’s Republican wave didn’t change the fundamentals.

Minimum Wage Initiatives Win At Ballot Box, But Fail To Help Democrats Politically

Increasing the minimum wage proved to be popular at the ballot box Tuesday, unsurprisingly, However, it did not help Democrats on the same ballot.

Voters Still Not Caring Very Much About The Midterms, And That’s No Surprise

Polls continue to show that most Americans are largely tuning the midterms out.

Democrats Starting To Worry About Turnout In The Midterms

Democrats are starting to worry that low turnout could turn a good year for the GOP into a very good year.

Obama To Bar Discrimination Against Gays By Federal Contractors, With No Religious Exemption

Later today, President Obama will sign an Executive Order barring Federal Contractors from discrimination based on sexual orientation. But that’s not even the most controversial part for some conservatives.

Barriers to US-Europe Trade Deal Remain

A US-EU free trade zone is a no-brainer. But the devil is in the details.

Do Conservatives Think The Poor ‘Have It Easy?’

Coming across as uncaring doesn’t help advance your political arguments.

Could The Civil Rights Act Of 1964 Make It Through Congress Today?

The sad truth is that the bipartisanship that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 no longer exists today.

Hillary Clinton Keeps Committing The Same Gaffe About Her Wealth

Hillary Clinton does not come across well when she tries to play the empathy card.

Ideological Purism Is Making American Politics Stupid

The latest chapter in an all too familiar story.

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

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

113th Congress Set To Be Least Productive In History, But Is That A Bad Thing?

The current Congress is on pace to pass fewer laws and bills than any since the end of World War II. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.

The End of Work?

What if the jobless recovery is but the beginning of a trend?

Congress Set To Do Basically Nothing For Rest Of 2014

Don’t expect much out of Congress for the rest of 2014, or for the two years after that either.

A Basic Fact about the Minimum Wage

Please, for accuracy’s sake, figure inflation into discussions of the history of the minimum wage.

President Obama Delivers Low-Key, Low-Ambition State Of The Union

The President’s sixth State Of The Union Address was fairly low-key.

Chris Christie Coasts To Victory, Next Stop 2016?

Chris Christie did as well as expected last night, but that’s just the beginning.

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