Who would have imagined that a virtually failed state, with rampant drug trafficking, kidnappings, murders, institutional instability, lack of justice...
Sure, the headline unemployment rate has fallen to 6.7 percent. This means we officially had 10.4 million people actively looking for work and not finding it in December 2013.
Are Republicans inconsistent when they sometimes support using offsets and indexing and sometimes don't? Not at all. They're actually very consistent. When capital comes asking for gifts, Republicans act like Santa Claus. When labor is the supplicant, they conduct themselves more like Scrooge.
People, particularly the youth, need to be productively employed, or we will witness rising crime rates, stagnating economies and the deterioration of our social fabric.
Many of the young people affected worry that when the economy eventually recovers, companies will turn straight to new graduates and bypass them, however talented they may be.
The incandescently brilliant social-scientific minds on Fox News (the same ones who brought us "The War on Christmas," "Ground Zero Mosque" and other invented crises) now inform us that the most serious problems in America now have to do with the fact that men are being "feminized."
Early each month a lot is riding on the jobs and unemployment reports announced by the BLS and corporate surveys (the most prominent being ADP's). Billions upon billions of dollars are made and lost in the stock and bond markets based on those reports.
We face a true crisis of unemployment and underemployment among young men of color. There's a pathway out of that crisis if we choose to take it. Will we?
Among advanced economies, it is stronger in the US than in Europe, stronger in the euro core than in Southern Europe. In most advanced economies, unemployment remains much too high. And downside risks remain.
To say I was in a state of shock is an understatement. It took a case of hard cider, a Bridget Jones marathon and a good cry before I finally felt like I could face this new reality.
In anticipation of the January 20 national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Californians for Population Stabilization launched a television ...
Co-written with Jonathan Stone The "P" word has been buried for decades - yes, John Edwards brought it up in the 2008 elections, but who wants to rem...
Despite herculean efforts by many Democrats, Congress has allowed unemployment assistance to expire for 1 million out-of-work Americans, and has thwarted efforts to raise the minimum wage and slashed food stamps. Rather than a war on poverty, it feels like a war on the poor.
Before we begin this week's political wrapup, please be advised that President Obama's speech on reforming the National Security Agency won't be cover...
Confession time: I graduated from college about six months ago, and I am currently unemployed. And, as luck would have it, I'm not the only one.