June Jobs Report Bounces Back From Spring Doldrums

A good month for job growth in June.

California Will Vote On Marijuana Legalization In November

Californians are set to vote on marijuana legalization in November and, this time, it looks like it will pass.

An All-Around Bad Jobs Report For May

The May Jobs Report was bad all-around. The question is whether this will come to be seen as an anomaly or the beginning of a worrisome trend.

April Jobs Report Disappoints After Three Months Of Positive News

After starting off the year strong, the jobs market seems to have taken a rest in April.

Republicans Resigning Themselves To Trump Being Their Nominee

For better or worse, Republicans seem to be resigning themselves to the inevitable.

The Steady Decline of News

The business of the media is business. Business is not good.

Modestly Good News From The March Jobs Report

March’s Jobs Report was good, but could be better.

Terrorist Attacks Strike Brussels

A series of bomb attacks across Brussels has left at least 26 dead, and dozens more injured.

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.

U.S. To Resume Commercial Air Travel To Cuba

Another step forward with regard to the American-Cuban relationship.

After Two Solid Months, January Brings A Decidedly Mediocre Jobs Report

January’s Jobs Report was nothing to write home about.

Donald Trump Has Completely Reversed Ted Cruz’s Lead In Iowa

After grabbing a lead at the end of last year, Ted Cruz has seen Donald Trump completely reverse fortunes in Iowa with just one week to go before voting starts.

China’s Economy Appears To Be Slowing Significantly, And That Could Have A Huge Impact

China’s economy is still growing, but it’s most recently reported growth rate is slower than the nation has seen in quite some time.

Sanctions Against Iran Partially Lifted As Compliance With Nuclear Deal Is Confirmed By IAEA

Another hopeful step forward, thanks to diplomacy.

W.H.O. Declares 2014 Ebola Outbreak Officially Over

The World Health Organization has declared the Ebola Outbreak that began in 2014 to be officially over.

December Jobs Report Makes 2015 Second Best Year For Jobs Growth Since 1999

A strong month for jobs growth in . means 2015 ended on a strong note

Donald Trump’s Iowa Supporters Not Sure They’ll Show Up At The Iowa Caucuses

Donald Trump is drawing large crowds in Iowa, but at least some of his supporters aren’t sure if they’ll be showing up for the caucuses.

Can Donald Trump Translate Poll Numbers Into Votes?

If Donald Trump is going to win in early states like Iowa or New Hampshire, he needs a ground game that will get voters to the polls. It doesn’t seem like he has much of one right now.

The Radicalization of Luke Skywalker

A pseudonymous government relations professional examines “The Radicalization of Luke Skywalker: A Jedi’s Path to Jihad.”

No, We Shouldn’t Use The No-Fly List To Decide Who Can’t Buy A Gun

The no-fly list is a flawed, arbitrary mess that has kept innocent people from flying for years. Using it to deny people rights recognized by the Constitution is, quite honestly, insane.

A Good, But Not Great, Jobs Report For November

The November Jobs Report was good, but there still aren’t signs of the kind of stronger economic growth we need to see.

Brussels On ‘High Alert’ Over Fears Of Paris-Style Attack

Another European capital is on edge over fears of a terror attack.

House Passes Bill To Limit Syrian Refugee Program, But Its Fate Remains Uncertain

With little actual debate and despite Paul Ryan’s promise of a return to ‘regular order,’ the House has passed a hastily drafted bill in response to the largely fear-based response to Syrian refugees in the wake of the Paris attacks.

French President Blames ISIS For Paris’s Night Of Terror, Vows French Response

France’s President blames ISIS, vows response, as death toll from Paris terror attacks stands at at least 127.

Obama Administration Rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

To no real surprise, the Obama Administration has rejected the application to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. It is likely to remain an issue in the upcoming Presidential campaign, though.

Strong October Jobs Report Implicates Fed Policy, Role Of The Economy In 2016 Election

A much stronger than expected October Jobs Report suggests that the Federal Reserve is likely to move on interest rates, and raises questions about how economic issues will play out politically in 2016.

A Lackluster September Jobs Report

September’s Jobs Report was disappointing to say the least, and calls into question the Federal Reserve’s apparent plan to raise interest rates in the near future.

August Jobs Report Nothing To Write Home About

The August Jobs Report was positive, but weak, calling into question the Federal Reserve’s apparent plan to raise interest rates this month.

Virginia Man Dies After Being Held In Jail For Four Months Without Trial Or Bail

Four months in jail, no opportunity for bail, no trial, no access to mental health care. And, now Jamycheal Mitchell is dead.

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

A Federal Appeals Court has dealt a setback to Texas in the battle over its Voter ID Law.

Infrastructure Funding Blues

The gas tax was last raised in 1993.

EEOC Finds That A 50 Year Old Law Bans Something It Doesn’t Even Mention

Relying on a particularly strained and incredulous legal analysis, the EEOC has ruled that laws against discrimination based on gender also bar discrimination based on sexual orientation.

TSA to Address Incompetence with Longer Lines

Trips to the airport will now be even more fun.

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

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

Arlington Assholes Up Bullshit Fine For Swearing in Public

It could cost you $250 to say “F- Arlington” if you happen to be in Arlington when you say it.

D.C. Metro Bans All Political Ads Rather Than Run Mohammed Cartoon Poster

The agency that runs Washington D.C.’s mass transit has banned all political ads after Pamela Gellar attempted to run an advertisement featuring a drawing of Mohammed.

Bobby Jindal’s Utterly Pointless ‘Religious Liberty’ Campaign Stunt

Thwarted by the legislature, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal used his executive power to take action that seems directed more toward evangelicals in Iowa than anything happening in his home state.

Federal Judge Bars Enforcement Of Restrictive D.C. Concealed Carry Law

A Second Amendment victory in the District of Columbia,

Jobs Growth Bounces Back In April, But Weakness Remains

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

Chris Christie’s Reefer Madness

When it comes to marijuana policy, Chris Christie is stuck in the past.

TSA Officers Allegedly Conspired To Grope “Attractive” Flyers

TSA abuse stories had kind of disappeared from the news, but they’re back now in a big way.

Hillary Clinton Tries To Quell Controversy Over Email, But Only Creates More Question

Hillary Clinton addressed the week-long email controversy, but her explanations only raised new questions.

February Jobs Report Stronger Than Expected

February’s jobs report came in stronger than analysts expected, but wage growth remains stubbornly stagnant.

January Jobs Report Shows 2014’s Strong Jobs Market Continuing Into New Year

The January Jobs Report showed that the trend of strong jobs growth we saw in 2014 appears to be continuing into the new year.

Strong December Jobs Report Caps Off The Best Year For Jobs Growth Since 1999

December’s jobs growth numbers were very good, but the numbers below the headlines show that there’s still work to be done.

Airlines Want You Miserable and It Serves You Right

JetBlu is joining the competition in charging bag fees and cramming in more seats.

In Responding To North Korea’s Cyber Attacks, The U.S. Has Limited Options

There’s not a whole lot the United States can do to respond effectively and proportionally to North Korea’s hacking attack against Sony.

Obama: Sony Attack ‘Vandalism’ Not War

President Obama believes the North Korean attack on Sony was “an act of cyber vandalism” rather than “an act of war.”