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Plain Talk
February 16, 2017

Plain Talk

BY VERN TURNER Remember when Jimmy Carter was just starting out running for president? This was his opening line of introduction that ended with “president.” Well, it occurred to me that his grassroots approach to meeting his future constituents would work for anyone trying to get elected to public office, even a Democrat. Now, we…

Dear Mr. President
February 12, 2017

Dear Mr. President

BY SHARON MARTIN The idea that President Obama’s policies were bad for jobs is a lie. Robots are bad for jobs. Every time we go through the self-checkout line, computers do the job of a checker. Robots assemble and paint cars. They water plants in greenhouses, check for leaks in pipelines, and diffuse bombs. Those…

Why Trump Won’t Bring Jobs
December 5, 2016

Why Trump Won’t Bring Jobs

BY JOE CONASON Within a day after Donald Trump’s triumphal visit to Indiana, where he claimed credit for “saving” 800 jobs at a Carrier factory, the Department of Labor released its first monthly unemployment report since his election victory – and one of the last that will come out during the presidency of Barack Obama….

President Obama’s Legacy
October 25, 2016

President Obama’s Legacy

BY SUSAN ESTRICH Watching The Donald in action, you can’t help but compare him to the man who has held the job he is seeking for the last eight years. President Barack Obama shares almost nothing in common with Donald Trump, which is why history may treat him more favorably than American opinion polls do…

If The Numbers Are So Good …
May 15, 2015

If The Numbers Are So Good …

BY SUSAN ESTRICH How come everyone I know is depressed? I mean the job numbers. And I don’t mean that literally everyone I know is depressed. But you don’t hear too many people humming show tunes in the grocery line. People seem to pull away from the television screen in the elevator, as if the…

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