Self-Driving Uber Kills Pedestrian

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

A Booming Jobs Market For February

A better than expected jobs report for February, but wage growth slowed for the month.

Economic Illiteracy from POTUS

The President provided a contender for most ignorant tweet this morning, as he makes a proposal that would disrupt the global economy.

Donald Trump’s Dereliction Of Presidential Duty Is Self-Evident

Donald Trump’s dereliction of duty in response to clear evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election is a staggering and flagrant dereliction of the duties he agreed to take on when he took the Oath Of Office more than a year ago.

Polish Senator Says Holocaust Law Also Applies To Holocaust Survivors

Poland’s new Holocaust legislation just keeps sounding worse and worse.

SpaceX Launches Falcon Heavy, Another Advance In The Space Race

Yesterday’s Falcon Heavy Launch was a near-complete success and another amazing advance in the race to the stars.

The Downside of Uber

The rise of ‘car sharing’ services has greatly benefitted consumers but had a devastating effect on taxi drivers.

Train Crashes and Recency Bias

Two Amtrak crashes in less than a week is newsworthy. It is not, however, a trend.

A Positive January For Jobs Growth And Wages

The first jobs report for 2018 beat expectation slightly, but the most positive signs came in the underlying data on wages.

Train Carrying Republican Members Of Congress To Retreat Collides With Truck At Crossing

A train carrying Republican Congressmen and Senators, and their families, was involved in a crash in western Virginia.

December Jobs Report Falls Short Of Expectations

Contrary to expectations, jobs growth in December was relatively modest.

Trump Administration Reverses Obama Era Policy On State Marijuana Legalization

The Trump Administration is reversing policy on an Obama Era policy that allowed states to choose their own course on marijuana laws.

November’s Jobs Report Is Strong, But There Are Caveats

November’s Jobs Report was stronger than expected, but there are several caveats to keep in mind.

Senate Passes Tax Cut Bill On Party Line Vote

The Senate passed a tax cut bill last night, but it leaves a lot to be desired.

Jobs Growth Bounces Back From Hurricane-Related Losses

The Jobs Market bounces back in October, but the numbers are far from impressive.

Air Swamp

Job Creation Declines In September In Report Likely Impacted By Hurricanes

A very weak jobs report thanks mostly to the impact of two Category 5 hurricanes.

The Las Vegas Shooting Was Terrorizing, But It Wasn’t A Terrorist Act

Stephen Paddock’s crime was clearly terrorizing, and will impact the lives of survivors, families, first responders in many ways for a long time. Based on the currently available evidence, though, the Las Vegas shooting was not “terrorism.”

Iraqi Kurds Vote Overwhelmingly For Independence, Prompting A Backlash

Kurds in Iraq voted overwhelmingly for independence in a non-binding referendum, and the result is threatening to create a new conflict in the Middle East.

August Jobs Report Disappoints As It Fails To Meet Expectations

August’s Jobs Report came in below expectations.

Rex TIllerson Throws Trump Under The Bus Over Charlottesville Response

Donald Trump’s Secretary of State is refusing to defend his response to the violence in Charlottesville.

Trump And McConnell Are In A Cold War, And The GOP Agenda Is In Danger

They may both be Republicans, but the relationship between the President and the Senate Majority Leader is bad and seems to be getting worse.

A Good, But Not Great, Jobs Report For July

July’s jobs report beat expectations, but the underlying numbers aren’t entirely positive either.

Senate Blocks Trump’s Ability To Make Recess Appointments

Even members of his own party don’t trust Donald Trump enough to make it possible for him to make recess appointments.

SpaceX Now One Of The World’s Most Valuable Privately-Held Companies

In a short period of time, SpaceX has become a huge success, as has the commercial space launch industry.

A Solid June Jobs Report Signals Bounce Back From Slump In May

The June Jobs Report was significantly better than what we saw in May but on the whole not different from what we’ve seen for the last three years or so.

Trump’s Absurdly Obsequious Cabinet Meeting

Donald Trump’s first Cabinet Meeting looked like something out of a Maoist propaganda video.

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.

United Breaks Passengers’ Sanity

The background of the United incident, from an aviation law and policy perspective.

A Disappointing March Jobs Report

After starting the year with two good months, the jobs report for March was quite disappointing.

Explosions At St. Petersburg Subway Stations Kill At Least Ten

An apparent terrorist attack in Russia’s second largest city.

Trump Budget Blueprint Would Eliminate 18 Agencies

The president’s skinny budget would eliminate most funding for science and the arts to fund more Defense spending.

February Jobs Report Is Good, But Hardly Great

The first Jobs Report for the first full month of the Trump Presidency is out, but it’s nothing to write home about.

A ‘Trump Slump’ In The U.S. Travel Industry?

Travel industry experts are reporting a noticeable drop in international travel and tourism since Donald Trump was elected President.

Republican Budget Hawks Have A Donald Trump Problem

Budget hawks in the GOP face a showdown with Donald Trump’s spending ambitions this year that will likely decide whether we’ll ever get spending under control.

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.

December Jobs Report Reveals Tepid Jobs Growth

A tepid December jobs report tops off a tepid year.

CIA Report: Russia Acted To Help Trump Win The Election

New information raises serious questions about the integrity of the 2016 elections, and about Donald Trump and his supporters.

Solid November Jobs Growth Seems To Guarantee Higher Interest Rates In December

Another month of solid but not spectacular jobs growth seems to guarantee that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates this month.

October Jobs Report Shows Resilient Jobs Growth

Another month of resilient, but not noteworthy, jobs growth.

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.

Former Israeli Prime Minister And President Shimon Peres Dies At 93

One of the last survivors of Israel’s founding generation has passed away.

Five Dead In Mall Shooting In Washington State, Gunman Still At Large

A late night attack at a shopping mall, and a suspect still at large have raised tensions in Seattle.

August Jobs Report Delivers Mediocre Numbers

A mostly mediocre jobs report for August.

French ‘Burkini’ Ban Provokes Backlash

For largely irrational reasons, French police are arresting women on the beach for wearing swimsuits that are compatible with their faith.