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First-Person Politician: Video Game Politics and the Battle of the Budgets

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Part of a leader's job is to challenge popular illusions, not reinforce them. The fate of Democrats is sealed if they lose touch with a reality that's shared by the millions of Americans who are impoverished or jobless. For them, this isn't a game.

Let's Have a Real Conversation About Jobs

Amy B. Dean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amy B. Dean

What's really at stake here is the survival of perhaps the most endangered species in America: Its dwindling, almost non-existent middle class.

Jason Linkins

GOP Leery Of 'Political Stunts' -- At Least The Ones Not Of Their Own Design | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Here is the incredibly strange story of two headlines that appeared on Roll Call, within twenty minutes of each other (subscription required for Roll ...

"Nice Work If You Can Get It": My Playlist for a Musical Jobs Summit

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Obama's job summit was a sincere attempt to bring together great minds to help ease what has become a national crisis. My musical jobs summit -- not so much.

Americans Don't Have Jobs, Will Ben Keep His?

Dylan Ratigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dylan Ratigan

Nothing would more clearly display the inability of our leaders to deal with the terrible state of the economy than easily reconfirming Ben Bernanke for another round on the same day that they hold a "job summit".

Obama: Hold A Real Jobs Fair; Not A Useless Jobs Summit

Robert Guttman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Guttman

The Jobs Summit will involve lots of talking and picture-taking to try to make it look as if the administration is actually taking steps to solve the massive unemployment problem. It won't result in a single job.

Video: White House Jobs Summit

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CNBC's John Harwood looks ahead to next week's White House jobs summit. (CNBC)White House - John Harwood - Barack Obama - United States - Government...

Video: Kudlow Jobs Summit

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Discussing President Obama's plans for job creation, with Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary and Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago economics pro...

States May Shed Another Million Jobs

Aaron Glantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Glantz

Unless Congress and Obama create a "bold jobs program," state and local governments could shed almost a million jobs next year, further worsening our national unemployment rate, labor leaders say.

White House Jobs Summit: Digging Out of Unemployment Cycles

Meizhu Lui | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meizhu Lui

We can get the economy to work and work for all of us, by putting the American people to work. We're shovel ready!

Obama Jobs Summit Will Include Business Leaders: Google, Disney CEOs To Attend

New York Times | JACKIE CALMES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The invitations went out just before Thanksgiving, but by the end of the holiday weekend the White House has confirmed that President Obama's jobs sum...

A Wake Up Call on Jobs

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

President Obama has announced a White House Jobs Summit for next month. However, this is not a moment for another White House gab fest. It's a time for progressive leadership.

Small Business Credit Crunch Hampering Job Creation

Sen. Byron Dorgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Byron Dorgan

There is no government program that can substitute for a good job that pays well. A key function of government, however, is to create conditions that help businesses grow and hire new workers.

Some Jobs Taxpayers Don't Need to Buy

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

A second stimulus is completely reasonable at a time when there are six unemployed Americans for every job opening and when it takes six months on average for an unemployed worker to find a job.

Video: Will jobs summit produce a plan?

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Nov. 30: NBC News' Chuck Todd explains the challenges with the White House's Jobs Summit, and shares details on the preparations for the president's a...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs -- Finally

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

How do we fix the job problem? We've got to build a new economy on a strong foundation of basic investment in education and training, in 21st century infrastructure, and in research and development -- all of which have got the short end of the stick in the era of tax cut, squander and plunder conservatism. And we've got to insure that the US is a leader in the new green industrial revolution that will be the growth industry of the future.

Think Broader on Jobs Tax Credit

Eric Garcetti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Eric Garcetti

Though the recent plunge in national unemployment statistics was heartening, big problems remain in some parts of the country. Nowhere is that more true than Los Angeles.

Jobs Summit: Good Ideas to Get Us Moving

Robert Holleyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Holleyman

How elusive is the solution to America's unemployment spiral? One part of the solution is not elusive at all. It is innovation.

The Economic Reality That No One Wants to Talk About

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert Reich

The basic assumption that jobs will eventually return when the economy recovers is probably wrong. Some jobs will come back, of course. But righting the ship will take far-reaching systemic change.

Recovery And Debt: Squaring The Circle

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

We do need to reduce the ratio of debt to GDP. But we need to do it after the economy is back in recovery. And we need to do it using the normal legislative process. And above all, we need to use progressive taxation rather than program cuts.

Paul Krugman's Advice for Obama Job Summit

Alison van Diggelen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alison van Diggelen

In an exclusive interview about President Obama's recently announced White House Job Summit, Paul Krugman was forceful in his view that "the jobs summit cannot be an empty exercise."

Without an Inclusive Job Policy, There Will Be No Recovery

Victor Corral | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Victor Corral

If we want to ensure a real and sustainable economic recovery, we must pass inclusive, comprehensive immigration reform that legalizes immigrants in the US.

GOP Jobs Plan Being Crafted By Bush Economists

The Wonk Room | Pat Garofalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Republicans, "promising not to be flat-footed on efforts to revive the economy," are preparing what they've called a "one-two punch" this week, ...

Jobs, Mortgages, Food Stamps -- Where Is The President?

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

The problem all along has been that this administration tries to do everything indirectly, whether it's job creation, easing the credit crunch, or rescuing homeowners. Why do Democrats now believe in "trickle down"?

Topic #1 for the Upcoming White House Jobs Summit: How to Keep Clean Energy Jobs Here at Home

Phil Angelides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Phil Angelides

Absent clear and deliberate policies to keep green manufacturing jobs here, the market will do is what it has done in the past: continue to send good manufacturing jobs overseas.