The Monthly Jobs Report: Conspiracies and Caveats, Fumblings and Flaws

On November 2nd a jobs report will be released — just a few days before the Presidential election. The monthly jobs report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) has long been the object of intense focus among denizens of the Beltway and Wall Street due to the impact that the numbers contained therein have on politics, business and the economy.… [Read more]

Daily Beast Writer Declares ‘Mitt Romney Won the Week!’

HEY HEY! MITT ROMNEY WON THE WEEK!

IT’S TRUE. Says so RIGHT HERE on the Daily Beast! Mark McKinnon said so! And you know that someone who served as principal media adviser for hundreds of campaigns for candidates, companies, and causes, including George W. Bush, John McCain, Ann Richards, Charlie Wilson, Lance Armstrong, and Bono (Sonny or Cher?) would NEVER lie about something so important.… [Read more]

When Did Adding Jobs Become a Negative?

The April jobs report came out today and by the grumblings and groans heard out of John Boehner’s tanning room, you would think the economy lost over 115K jobs instead of gained. I’ll admit I’m no great economist but I’m having a difficult time wrapping my head around positive job growth being a bad thing.

When the January and February job reports were released, the Right had a problem.… [Read more]