Economy

Conservatives Hurt the Economy When They Downplay a Good Jobs Report—But It's a Rational and Effective Strategy
July 09, 2014

Fox News has every incentive to downplay any good news for Obama—and the result is disastrous.

Republicans Are Ignoring Positive Economic Signs at Their Own Peril
July 03, 2014

They basically disregarded Thursday's strong jobs report in its entirety.

Recovery Summer May Finally Have Arrived
Finally, a jobs report routs expectations
July 03, 2014

Job growth beat expectations in June. The economy may finally be kicking into second gear.

The $236,500 Hole in the American Dream

The wealth gap between black and white families is greater than ever. Here’s how to close it.
June 30, 2014

The wealth gap between black and white families is greater than ever. Here’s how to close it.

Today's GDP Number Is Not as Bad as it Sounds. But the Recovery Is Still Weak.
June 25, 2014

The shocking GDP number is the result of reduced health care spending.

Mitch McConnell Plays Politics With the Economy by Accusing Obama of Playing Politics With the Economy
June 18, 2014

Republicans still don't even have a legitimate plan to create jobs.

Republicans Are Right About Deregulation, But They're Choosing the Wrong Targets
May 19, 2014

If the GOP was really committed to sparking growth through deregulation, you would hear a lot more about housing policy and a lot less about the Affordable Care Act.

We've Been Worrying About the Wrong Deficit
April 30, 2014

It's the trade deficit that we should be worrying about.

Republicans and Democrats Both Claim to Be Pro-Family. Here's How They Can Prove It.
April 20, 2014

A child allowance would put our national money where our cultural mouth is.

Map: See Which States Have the Worst Job Markets
April 18, 2014

North Dakota has the lowest unemployment rate. Rhode Island the highest.

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