Posts by David Callahan

Adolph Reed, Jr., has a dispiriting essay in the current issue of Harper's on the "long, slow surrender of American liberals." He argues there is no longer a "dynamic left" and charts the...
March 12, 2014 | David Callahan
Anyone who wonders how employers managed to so completely rig the labor market in their favor should familiarize themselves with the research of David Weil, a professor at Boston University who's...
March 11, 2014 | David Callahan
Polls show that this Congress is among the most unpopular in recorded history, and the mid-term elections are now just eight months away.
March 10, 2014 | David Callahan
Whenever new jobs data is published, as it was today, I take a quick look at the unemployment rate for construction workers. No group of workers got whacked harder by the housing crash and financial...
March 7, 2014 | David Callahan
The new budget put out by the Obama administration has been depicted by Republicans as a liberal wish list, filled with endless spending paid for by higher taxes.
March 6, 2014 | David Callahan
Should moral judgment be stripped out of social policy? Eduardo Porter argues yes today in the New York Times, calling for an end to the demonization of deadbeat dads -- a stance he says...
March 5, 2014 | David Callahan
Like other progressives in the think tank arena, I've spent a lot of time envying how supportive conservative foundations and wealthy individuals have been of places like Cato and the Heritage...
March 3, 2014 | David Callahan
There's been a lot of back and forth about how much hardship and disruption is actually being caused by the Affordable Care Act, with tales of woe being swatted down even as other supposed horror...
February 28, 2014 | David Callahan