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    Questions and Answers on America's Unemployment

    We asked The Heritage Foundation’s William Beach, Director of the Center for Data Analysis, to answer some questions about America’s economy and unemployment following the Department of Labor’s release of the June 2011 payroll report. Here are his responses: Question: How does this job market recovery compare to past recessions? Answer: … More

    From Hope to Defeatism: White House Changes Message on Economy

    June’s job numbers– 9.2 percent unemployment and the creation of only 18,000 new jobs — has brought a fundamental shift in the White House’s message on the economy. The Heritage Foundation’s Michael Franc sums it up: “Bye-bye, hope and change. Hello, denial and defeatism.” In yesterday’s National Review Online, Franc … More

    Five Ways Obama Tanked Employment

    President Obama’s defenders are taking to the airwaves to rebut the charge that his actions have caused the dire employment figure we see today. The rebuttals mirror those the President is making, and they sure don’t lack in audacity. Some of the president’s enablers, for example, continue to claim that … More

    Top 10 Reads: July 8, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. The Debt Ceiling and the Constitution – Stephen Moore Of Pork and Trade – Investor’s Business Daily In Search of a Silver Lining – Rea Hederman For Americas 99ers, jobs crisis … More

    In Pictures: June Unemployment and Obama's Failed Stimulus

    Today’s Bureau of Labor Statistics jobs report revealed yet another month of disastrous economic data for the U.S. economy. Heritage’s Rea Hederman, Jr. and James Sherk write in a new report: [T]he June unemployment rate stands at 9.2 percent and that the economy created only 18,000 jobs last month. This is … More

    Morning Bell: An Economy in Panic

    There’s no good way to spin the news that came out of today’s monthly U.S. jobs report. The economy generated only 18,000 total new jobs, the unemployment rate increased to 9.2 percent, and the number of unemployed Americans has gone up by 445,000. In other words, the recovery appears to have slowed markedly. … More

    Washington in a Flash: Obama's NLRB Comes Under the Microscope

    The House Committee on Education and the Workforce holds a hearing today in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s recent proposal to dramatically alter union election procedures. “Rushing Union Elections: Protecting the Interests of Big Labor at the Expense of Workers’ Free Choice” begins at 10 a.m. Expect the … More

    Morning Bell: The High Price of Obama's Fake Jobs Scheme

    Sometimes magic tricks just aren’t that great, and even the most innocent, wide-eyed child can’t be fooled by the illusionist’s flourish. Such is the case with the rabbit the White House is trying to pull out of its magic hat by claiming that President Barack Obama’s stimulus has created or … More

    Five Questions for President Obama's Twitter Townhall

    The jobless rate in America hovers at 9.1 percent. The national debt ticks upwards of $14.3 trillion and small businesses collapse daily due to costly bureaucratic regulations. The President has failed to offer a viable plan that will put America’s economy back on a path to prosperity. It is in this … More

    High Unemployment Through Distant Future Under Current Recovery Rate

    Today’s Wall Street Journal has some bad news that most Americans are already painfully aware of. President Barack Obama’s recovery is plodding along at a snail’s pace: Two years ago, officials said, the worst recession since the Great Depression ended. The stumbling recovery has also proven to be the worst … More