Beyond the specific proposals, there were two themes of the President's jobs speech that I believe are critical to the fight for our country's future, and one question that hovers over the speech...
September 8, 2011 | Miles Rapoport
In talking to my friend Jim the other day, I found myself expressing dismay at President Obama's decision to cancel the Environmental Protection Agency's revision of the Federal smog standard.
September 8, 2011 | Michael Lipsky
Who are the real job creators? The Small Business Administration reports that businesses with under 500 employees have created two out of every three net new jobs over the past 15 years. Even smaller...
September 8, 2011 | Heather McGhee
"If we had more freight to haul, we'd be doing more hiring," trucking executive Barbara Windsor explained to President Obama earlier this year.
September 7, 2011 | Amy Traub
The president we elected in November 2008 gave a terrific speech on Labor Day in Detroit.
September 6, 2011 | Robert Kuttner
Why is the flooding caused by Hurricane Irene an emergency worth spending federal money on, while the jobs crisis caused by the financial crash does not merit a response?
September 6, 2011 | Elon Green
With unemployment above 9 percent, creating more jobs is an urgent priority for the United States. But it is difficult to have a sensible debate on how to spark job growth given the myths and...
September 6, 2011 | Ben Peck
The nation’s employers added no new jobs in August, according to the Labor Department, adding pressure on President Obama to deliver a far-reaching speech next Thursday on a strategy to deal...
September 2, 2011 | Robert Kuttner