Saturday October 03, 2015
September 24th, 2015
Could there be a reason for the widening pay gap that's not exactly economic? There could be.
The employment rate has fallen to a very low 5.1 percent. A tightening labor market is supposed to lead to higher wages, but that's not happening. Some of the lowest wages are actually falling.
Like water off a duck's back, the slings and arrows against Donald Trump rolled off him in the second Republican presidential debate, as his foes tried to dent his amazing immunity to justified criticisms of his personal crassness. In the process, his rivals' frustration shone through as they themselves struggled to remain viable in the campaign for their party's 2016 nomination.
Towards the end of Wednesday's second Republican debate, as the plot began wrapping up but before the Eagles came to bear us up and away from Mount Doom (Mount Doom is presently situated at the Reagan Library, in front of a large, photogenic plane) a question was posed that will give most right-thinking viewers (and some left-thinking viewers) nightmares for weeks to come.
It was: What Secret Service code name would you choose for yourself?
Our national attention span is ... short. The Republican presidential primary debate on Wednesday was ... long. Really, if you throw in the earlier loser debate, it was the longest ever.
The Lincoln-Douglas debates would go on for three hours. But that was back when in many towns, the most exciting public activity of the year was pole-raising.
Donald Trump recently tweeted his gratitude for a huge surge -- Hyooj! Hyooj! -- in his black and Hispanic support that, it turned out, did not quite exist.
"A great honor to receive polling numbers like these," Trump tweeted on Sept. 8. "Record setting African-American (25 percent) and Hispanic numbers (31 percent)."
Risperdal is a billion-dollar antipsychotic medicine with real benefits — and a few unfortunate side effects.
It can cause strokes among the elderly. And it can cause boys to grow large, pendulous breasts; one boy developed a 46DD bust.
The big question going into the second Republican presidential debate, aired by CNN from the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, is whether Donald Trump's rivals will try to burst his balloon. Or he will heighten his scorched-earth campaign strategy that already has the once-staid GOP in flames?
It’s apology season on the campaign trail.
After months of botched damage control, Hillary Clinton did what she needed to do when her bureaucratic scandal first erupted. The leading Democratic presidential candidate said she was sorry she didn’t use an official government email account when she led the State Department.
To hear Republican presidential candidates tell it, you’d think the most important issue facing the nation is Hillary Clinton’s old emails.
Not climate change, not the growing gap between the filthy rich and the deserving poor, and not our crumbling roads, declining schools, or tattered justice system — just Hillary’s emails.
Our national attention span is ... short. Perhaps we were destined to have 11-person presidential primary debates simply because we have lost our capacity to listen to anybody for more than two minutes.