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The Poor Upper Middle Class

The economic downturn is hitting groups in different ways.

Why is Inflation So High?

The economy, it turns out, is complicated.

May Jobs Report

Growth continues.

Depending on the Kindness of Strangers

Has the Internet made us more selfish?

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Who’s Middle and Upper Class in America Today?

The numbers don’t match the perception.

Voters in Sour Mood Ahead of Midterms

The polls do not bode well for Democrats.

Palin Attempting Political Comeback

She is running to finish out Don Young’s term in Congress.

Jobs News

A good jobs report.

American Excess Deaths from COVID

We did much better in 2020 and worse since 2021 than we thought.

The impact of a record: 46% of unemployed U.S. men have criminal convictions

Why clearing criminal records makes economic sense

Why Are Biden’s Polls So Awful?

A pretty good President has numbers comparable to his historically bad predecessor.

Why isn’t Biden Magical?

Some pundits have high standards.

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Americans Feel Economy Much Worse Than it Is

It turns out “the economy” isn’t just one thing.

Massive Worker Backlash?

The equivalent of Pennsylvania’s entire labor force is sitting on the sidelines.

10 Million Jobs, 8.4 Million Unemployed

A series of mismatches mean would-be workers can’t find employment despite an abundance of openings.

Biden’s Plunging Job Approval!

Democrats and Independents are losing their enthusiasm. But some perspective is needed.

Ryan Says GOP Must Move Past Trump

“If the conservative cause depends on the populist appeal of one personality, or on second-rate imitations, then we’re not going anywhere.”

Unskilled? No Problem!

Are we thinking about job training all wrong?

The signatures of House speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Majority Leader Charles “Chuck” Schumer and President Joe Biden are seen on the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021” Thursday, March 11, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. The signatures of House speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senator Majority Leader Charles “Chuck” Schumer and President Joe Biden are seen on the “American Rescue Plan Act of 2021” Thursday, March 11, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House.

A Biden Boom?

The economy looks to be in full recovery. But it’s not clear how much credit the President deserves.

Student Debt and the For-Profit Connection

The loaners, the dreamers, and schemes.

Romney’s Child Welfare Plan

An opportunity for unity and a restoration of normal order.

Biden’s Executive Order Frenzy

The 46th President has been busy signing proclamations signaling a new direction.

President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump disembarks Marine One at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, and is escorted to Air Force One by U.S. Air Force personnel. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

The Final Weeks of Trump

First whining about losing, now whining about legislation. (And creating chaos along the way).

The Arab Spring at 10

Tunisia is freer but poorer than it was before Mohamed Bouazizi’s desperate act.

Terry McAuliffe Running for Virginia Governor

The popular former governor wants another crack at it.

Ohio Republicans Trying to Impeach Republican Governor

Another sign of the dissent of the GOP into madness.

A Weird Re-election Pitch

Usually candidates don’t talk about how bad things are across the country while appealing to be re-elected.

Three Memos and a Little EO

To mix cultural references: less than meets the eye.

Trump isn’t very Good at Basic Politics

Remember how people used to think he was playing multi-dimensional chess?

Schools, Daycare, and COVID-19

The emotional and economic impact of the pandemic is hitting women especially hard.

Some More Numbers to Consider

Trump should be worried.

If Minneapolis Were Happening Elsewhere…

A solid piece of satire.

Remember the Wall?

More evidence that walls don’t work as well as claimed.

Steady Joe?

Biden’s polling lead over Trump is historically stable.

President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are joined by health care and nursing association representatives, from left to right-Dr. Ernest Grant, Lisa Barlow, Caroline Few Elliot, Luke Adams, Marty Blankenship, Allen Zelno, Sophia Thomas and Maria Arvonio, listening to a reporter’s question after the signing of a proclamation in honor of National Nurses Day Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are joined by health care and nursing association representatives, from left to right-Dr. Ernest Grant, Lisa Barlow, Caroline Few Elliot, Luke Adams, Marty Blankenship, Allen Zelno, Sophia Thomas and Maria Arvonio, listening to a reporter’s question after the signing of a proclamation in honor of National Nurses Day Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Slowly Re-Opening America

Things are going to get better. And far worse.

US Unemployment at Record Highs

More Americans are out of work than at any time since the Great Depression.

President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on a proclamation making the month of May Older Americans Month, during the America’s Seniors event Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour) President Donald J. Trump displays his signature on a proclamation making the month of May Older Americans Month, during the America’s Seniors event Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Tia Dufour)

Trump Pushing to Open Economy Soon

“Will some people be affected badly? Yes.”

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When Unemployment Pays More Than Your Job

Unintended consequences of a necessary policy.

The End of China’s Growth?

Or just a bump in the road?

Data Collection/Analysis and Covid-19

Critics of the modeling and of the data analysis are being too simplistic.

Art Laffer has a Plan for the Economy

It would be laughable, but the White House might be interested.

$2 Trillion Relief Deal Reached

Finally.

President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during the coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Sunday, March 22, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) President Donald J. Trump listens to a reporter’s question during the coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing Sunday, March 22, 2020, in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)

Trump Torn on COVID-19 Measures

The President tweeted, “We cannot let the cure be worse than the problem itself.”

Coronavirus Rescue Plan in Limbo

We may be in a national crisis but it’s still politics as usual in Washington.

Cars

Which ones have you owned?

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Newspaper Endorsements At Odds with Polls

The leading papers in Iowa and New Hampshire are backing Klobuchar and Warren, respectively.

A Graph Worth 1,000 Words

One weird trick for knowing if a given action will affect public opinion on Trump.