We Still Have an Employment Problem

So sayeth James Pethokoukis, and his argument is convincing. It may look as though unemployment is low, but that is only because those who are not actively searching for work, but would if their prospects were brighter, are not being counted, and underemployment (featuring those who are working part-time jobs, but who want full-time jobs) …

“This Deal Is Getting Worse All the Time”

The tentative nuclear agreement with Iran was initially hailed as a triumph of diplomacy on the part of the Obama administration. But the more one examines the deal, the more one ought to be concerned about its terms. For starters, it is worth noting that no less than the president of the United States has …

The Anti-Vaccine Movement Meets Reality

In the worst way, of course: In the ongoing skirmishes between public health officials and vaccine skeptics, I'm scoring this one for the pro-immunization forces. A Canadian woman who had declined to have her children immunized against pertussis, better known as whooping cough, has changed her position now that all seven of her children have come …

Recognizing the Reality of Climate Change

Jonathan Adler and Ronald Bailey are to be applauded for writing essays that work to convince the libertarian community that climate change is real and man-made.They argue that accepting the reality of man-made climate change does not mean that one is necessarily signing on to a particular set of policies, but on this point, I have to …

Quote of the Day

Clinton seems almost an afterthought, appearing at the end to tell viewers she is also ready to start "something new." A new Web site and accompanying Facebook page feature old photos and a link to donate to the campaign. The announcement — designed to be as low-key as anything involving Clinton can be — contains no overarching campaign theme. …

Get Ready for Hillary Clinton . . .

Because whether you support her or not, she is getting read to run for president. We are apparently going to have a small-ball campaign that is going to be designed to make us forget that Clinton picks up massive paychecks for speaking gigs, and claimed that she and her husband were almost broke when they …

So, Rand Paul Is Running for President . . .

And just in time for the start of his campaign, we have a report that his father, former congressman Ron Paul, has a think tank staffed with members who work as hard as they possibly can in order to make Vladimir Putin look good: Numerous members of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity have …

Quote of the Day

Andrei Sakharov must be rolling in his grave. The late Russian nuclear physicist was the most prominent dissident in the Soviet Union. For his warnings against the proliferation of nuclear weapons and in defense of basic civil rights, the Kremlin targeted him with vicious slander campaigns and forced him into internal exile. When Sakharov won …

Jeb Bush Doesn’t Have an Aura of Inevitability. And that’s Fine.

Nicholas Confessore--who in the past, has written for non-right wing rags like Salon, Washington Monthly, and The American Prospect, and who therefore may not be the most unbiased soul in the world when it comes to writing about Republicans--co-authored this piece along with Maggie Haberman in which we are breathlessly informed that not all Republicans are …