Author, The Great Divergence, and labor policy editor at Politico. Previously with New Republic (TRB column), Slate, WSJ, Washington Monthly, etc.

Biden to join Women Rule Summit

politico.com — ARLINGTON, Va. - POLITICO, Google and the Tory Burch Foundation announced Friday that Vice President Joe Biden will take part in the keynote conversation for the 2014 Women Rule Summit on Tuesday, Dec. 9. The summit will be a culmination of Women Rule's yearlong conversation about women in leadership.

U.S. adds jobs in November

politico.com — The unemployment rate was 5.8 percent in November, unchanged from October, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. The economy added 321,000 jobs, considerably more than the 214,000 in October or the average monthly gain of 224,000 over the past 12 months. Analysts had expected job growth of only about 230,000, according to a Bloomberg survey...

Does the Media Care About Labor Anymore?

politico.com — Steven Greenhouse, the labor correspondent for the New York Times, took a buyout this week. That decision immediately reduced by 50 percent the number of reporters at major U.S. newspapers who cover labor full-time-even as the dismal situation of the American worker becomes a central preoccupation for American politicians and policymakers.

Does the Media Care About Labor Anymore?

politico.com — Steven Greenhouse, the labor correspondent for the New York Times, took a buyout this week. That decision immediately reduced by 50 percent the number of reporters at major U.S. newspapers who cover labor full-time-even as the dismal situation of the American worker becomes a central preoccupation for American politicians and policymakers.

What does "off the record" mean?

slate.com — Marcus Brauchli, editor of the Washington Post, was revealed this week to have misled Politico and the New York Times-inadvertently, he claims-when he said that information gleaned from controversial "salons" that the Post planned to charge lobbyists $25,000 to $250,000 to attend (with Post reporters and government officials as bait)...

Bob Novak's imaginary sourcing.

slate.com — The spy-unmasking scandal Plamegate sent one reporter to jail for protecting the identity of a confidential source and very nearly put a second one behind bars for the same reason. Yet the climactic revelation-that the blabbermouth who set events in motion was former Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage-has failed to...

‘On His Own Terms: A Life of Nelson Rockefeller,’ by Richard Norton Smith

nytimes.com — "I am imaginative," Nelson Rockefeller said of himself near the end of his life. "I am not bright." This wasn't false modesty. Reading Richard Norton Smith's fat biography is a task "Rocky" himself, who had severe dyslexia, probably couldn't have completed.

Walker victory humiliates labor

politico.com — Scott Walker’s victory is a humiliating loss for organized labor. The Wisconsin governor’s challenger was Democrat Mary Burke, a former executive at Trek Bicycle Corp. It was no photo finish; with 72 percent of precincts reporting, Walker was up 6 points. But Walker’s true adversary in this re-election race - and for the four...

Minimum wage increase wins in four red states

politico.com — The passage of minimum wage ballot initiatives in three red-leaning states - Arkansas, Nebraska and South Dakota - and an expected victory in Alaska provided some rare good news to Democrats in desperate need of some. But as a wedge issue, the minimum wage proved a disappointment.

Labor gets aggressive under Tom Perez

politico.com — ldquo;We suck,” Labor Secretary Tom Perez said last week in a roomful of reporters. “We really do.” Perez was talking about the minimum wage. At $7.25, it represents only 37 percent of the median hourly wage, which ranks the U.S. near the bottom in a survey by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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Dec 20, 2014

I was too hasty in saying 98 year-old Olivia DeHavilland would just as soon forget "Gone With The Wind." bit.ly/1xzvMXs

Dec 20, 2014

@efleischer @delong @AmyArgetsinger Did we miss Herzog's 50th? How Bellow's creation would've loved Twitter!

Dec 20, 2014

Anyway, "Birth of a Nation" premiere centenary will be Feb. 8. Wash Post can bemoan its tepid celebration too.

Dec 20, 2014

@RonRosenbaum1 Plus--shhh!--It's not that great a movie. Scarlett is a great character (& arguably feminist archetype) but movie=overrated.

Dec 20, 2014

@CrowleyAntmarga @AmyArgetsinger Leslie Howard didn't have horrendously bad breath like Gable. Just sayin'.

Dec 20, 2014

Real challenge for the culture is how we'll greet centenary of "Birth of a Nation" in 2015. Did it a.) invent cinema or b.) incite racism?

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