'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Apple and other technology companies led the stock market up for the second day in a row Thursday.
Joyce Robbins wanted to know why her aunt wasn't coming to a big family barbeque. Mamie Brown and her husband, Joseph Green Brown, who was on Florida's death row for 13 years before his convictions on rape and murder were overturned in 1986, had been fixtures at family functions since they'd moved to Charlotte in 2007.
Even though the spotlight has shifted toward Mitt Romney's tax returns and Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare plans, job offshoring and related issues are sure to re-emerge in campaign 2012's climactic phase.
For the past three years, Taura Tate's mornings have revolved around caring for a woman who suffers from the effects of a stroke and diabetes. She cooks her oatmeal for breakfast, helps with showers and makes sure she takes the right medicine.
The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that the economy is losing strength and repeated a pledge to take further steps to stimulate growth if the job market doesn't show sustained improvement.
The Federal Reserve appears to be moving toward announcing some new step to try to energize the troubled U.S. economy. The question is whether it will do so after its policy meeting this week. Probably not, many economists say.
A two-day rally that sent stocks soaring last week fizzled out Monday.
As many across the heartland applauded the decision, some human-rights activists had harsh words for the Labor Departments withdrawal last week of a proposal for stricter labor standards for youth who work on the nations family farms.
Virginia's unemployment rate has increased for the second time in more than a year, but still remains below the national average.
Rick Perry has pole-vaulted over Willard "Mitt" Romney to become the top Republican to face President Obama on Election Day 2012. Texas' governor beat Massachusetts' former governor 29 percent to 17 percent among Republicans, Gallup reported Wednesday. Mr. Perry deserves this distinction. While he lacks the pro-market purity of the late Milton Friedman, Mr. Perry's record should satisfy limited-government conservatives far more than Mr. Romney's.
If Maine Gov. Paul LePage doesn't wish to display a mural depicting the state's labor history, then the U.S. Department of Labor wants back the federal money used to create it.
More than 100 U.S. Postal Service employees over 90 years old are collecting workers compensation - a fact one U.S. senator calls troubling, arguing that workers ought to be moved to retirement rolls from which payouts would be less expensive.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is back over 11,000, corporations are flush with $2 trillion in cash, growth has held up for more than a year, and interest rates are at record lows. But none of that does much to cheer the average voter.
Jobs. The one-syllable word remains a central theme in D.C. elections, where two Democrats, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and D.C. Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray, are vying to remain employed as the employment situation for other residents remains grim.
Today, Big Government, not the private sector, is Big Labor's bread and butter. That's why union officials push relentlessly for higher taxes and bigger government and seem completely unconcerned that the policies they advocate will slash overall private-sector job growth in future years.