The poverty data released by the Census Bureau last week may well be the straw that broke the camel's back -- the camel being those deliberately blind people who can't seem to acknowledge that most Americans are doing poorly.
There's a real problem when the President of the United States feels the need to become the entertainer-in-chief, especially when the joke's about very serious matters that have long-term consequences.
As the person heading the association producing CES, I had a front row seat to judge the state of innovation. I'm pleased to report that the United States has leaders who focus on results before politics.
No candidate promised anyone a job during the 2008 campaign. But what unemployed workers were promised in '08 was that beginning Day One every energy of the new administration would be focused on creating jobs.
The White House has the ultimate PR weapon -- the president's bully pulpit. But Obama seems unwilling to use it when it comes to the jobs crisis. Why isn't he doing everything possible to make it impossible for Congress not to pass the extension?