Obama abandoned white working class — so they abandoned him back

Back on November 27, 2011 a story in the New York Times by Thomas B. Edsall announced specific plans by the Obama campaign to abandon the white working class in the 2012 election: For decades, Democrats have suffered continuous and … Continue reading

Why the unemployment rate does not tell the whole story about the state of the economy

Imagine a state, State X, with a population of 2,000 people.  Assume 1,000 of those people are children, stay-at-home moms, and retired people.  The other 1,000 are either working full time or are out of work and actively looking for … Continue reading