The recession was not kind to women

Matt Vasilogambros of the National Journal writes, “In the years following the economic downturn in 2007, women between the ages of 26 and 40 with high school degrees have struggled to find work, no matter their race. Remapping Debate outlined employment data from black, white, and Hispanic women, using numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau […]

U.S. Delays Final Call On Keystone XL Pipeline Until After Midterm Elections

“The State Department will delay its decision on construction of the Keystone XL pipeline until it has a clearer idea of how legal challenges to the pipeline’s route through Nebraska will be settled, State Department officials said Friday. Both supporters and opponents of the pipeline criticized the delay as a political ploy aimed at punting […]

Pew: Dads find more time for leisure on weekends than Moms

It’s well documented that mothers do more child care and housework than fathers. But what about on the weekend, when both parents theoretically have more time for leisure? Pew Research shows a striking change of pace for moms and dads on Saturday and Sunday. Mothers take a little break from child care (but not housework) […]

What the White House Easter Egg Roll Looked Like in 1889

National Journal found photos of the Easter Egg Roll at the White House from 1889.

Yellen: Healthy Labor Market Years Away

In a recent speech to the Economic Club of New York, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen said that a healthy labor market is “more than two years away,” according to The New York Times’ Nelson D. Schwartz. These somber remarks about the job market are consistent with her assessment last month: that the U.S. economy […]

The Average Person Misplaces Up to Nine Items a Day

An online survey of 3,000 people published in 2012 showed one-third of respondents said they spend an average of 15 minutes each day searching for items—cellphones, keys and paperwork top the list, reports the Wall Street Journal. Thankfully, everyday forgetfulness isn’t a sign of a more serious medical condition like Alzheimer’s or dementia. And while […]

State government dependence on federal funding growing at alarming rate

Only 11 states depended on the federal government for more than one-third of their total revenues in 2001, reports the Washington Examiner. By 2012, 24 states found themselves in this situation. State-by-state data from the U.S. Census Bureau, compiled by the State Budget Solutions nonprofit, illustrates the trend of increasing state dependence on federal financial […]

Run Boston Run! “Because to run makes us fearless.”

Today marks the one year anniversary of the bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon (when it was a male-only race) back in 1967 and now a TV commenter for the race writes about the anniversary and the importance of running the marathon […]

ATR: Obama has Proposed 442 Tax Hikes Since Taking Office

Since taking office in 2009, President Barack Obama has formally proposed a total of 442 tax increases, according to an Americans for Tax Reform analysis of Obama administration budgets for fiscal years 2010 through 2015. The 442 total proposed tax increases does not include the 20 tax increases Obama signed into law as part of […]

More Than Half of Americans Say Federal Taxes Too High

As many Americans scramble to prepare their taxes ahead of the April 15 deadline, Gallup reports that a majority, 52%, say the amount they have to pay in federal income tax is “too high,” while 42% say it is “about right.” The percentage who say their taxes are too high has hovered around 50% since […]