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
There is a lot of circumstantial evidence that President Obama is planning to include in his eagerly anticipated post-Labor Day jobs speech a variation on a truly lame state program called Georgia...
September 2, 2011 | Robert Kuttner
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