The Republicans’ Agenda

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson If you’re not convinced about the Republican Party’s agenda for the current legislative session, listen up. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called the shot after the 2010 congressional mid-term election.  His goal for the next two years, he said, was to ensure that Barack Obama is a one-term president. I [...]

Jobs Bills in 1974 and now

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson Between 1973 and 1975, the US economy was in the grip of stagflation, which Wikipedia describes this way: In economics, stagflation is a situation in which the inflation rate is high and the economic growth rate is low. It raises a dilemma for economic policy since actions designed to lower inflation [...]

What Will Thursday Night Bring?

By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson I’ll record Barack Obama’s Thursday night jobs speech – I mean, his warm-up act for the NFL season opener’s pre-game show – on my DVD recorder and watch it later in the evening. At 7 I’m usually not finished cleaning up after dinner, but I’ll get to the DVR when I’m [...]