By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
There has been a disturbing increase in America's suicide rate and our job-scarce economy may be one of the reasons why.
The Congressional Budget Office sent us a gloomy report this week about the government's debt and the ailing economy. It's worse than the Obama administration has led us to believe.
President Obama would have failed Negotiations 101. If there was such a course, the first rule would be "do not insult the people you're dealing with."
If you thought the presidential election would lead to an early break in the fiscal gridlock that now divides our government, think again.
The bleak truth about the comatose Obama economy is not just that it's barely breathing. It's still not far from another recession.
Mitt Romney will come out with both guns blazing in Wednesday night's debate with President Obama. His target will be the president's four-year failure to lead the U.S. economy back to robust health.
The modest uptick in economic growth is a welcome breather in the bleak Obama economy, but it won't reduce unemployment anytime soon.
The national news media's incomprehensible cheerleading aside, what the July numbers painted was a jobs picture where thousands of discouraged workers are dropping out of the work force because it is getting harder than ever to find a job in President Obama's America.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke's lower economic growth estimates for this year and next diminishes President Obama's already weakened prospects for a second term.
"If you're living in Britain or most of continental Europe [where the unemployment rate is 12 percent] or Japan, the U.S. track record is one to envy, but we Americans have higher expectations for how our economy ought to perform," he adds.
"This isn't a good economy. By a lot of measures, it's terrible," Mr. Irwin says.