America confronts a jobs crisis that has two faces. The first face is obvious and greets us every morning when we read the newspapers or talk with our friends and neighbors. There is simply not...
September 2, 2011 | Guest Author
The number of food stamp recipients is likely to hit a new high of 46 million when the Department of Agriculture releases its latest report on the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP...
September 1, 2011 | Rakim Brooks
Since the Great Recession began, young people have taken it on the chin—whether they’re carrying a high school diploma or a costly college degree. The jobless rate among young adults is...
September 1, 2011 | Tamara Draut
Distinguished Senior Fellow Bob Herbert took to MSNBC yesterday evening to talk about the unemployment crisis and discuss what the President needs to do to enable job creation.  Herbert wrote...
August 31, 2011 | Alex Amend
While we mourn the exit of Ron Bloom as the administration’s point man on manufacturing (who was not permitted to utter the dread words “industrial policy”), we can welcome the...
August 31, 2011 | Robert Kuttner
By most accounts, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has done an excellent job in response to Hurricane  Irene, even drawing praise from Bob McDonnell, chairman of the Republican...
August 31, 2011 | Elon Green
Hurricane Irene may not have lived up to all the media hype, but it still did billions of dollars in damage. Some analysts say cleaning up the mess will boost Gross Domestic Product for the second...
August 31, 2011 | David Callahan