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Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Divide

Saturday, September 28, 2013

As Seen On Twitter

Friday, September 27, 2013

Chart of the Day: Long Term Unemployment Is A Catastrophe

Source: Wonkblog - (T)he percentage of the labor force that had been unemployed for five weeks or less didn't grow all that much during the economic meltdown.

What changed was what happened after or within those five weeks. In 2007, they typically ended with a job. In 2009 and 2010, they more often ended with another few weeks of unemployment. The result is that if you break down the unemployment rate by duration, the problem appears to be almost entirely about long-term unemployment

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Noah Bramson for Westchester County Executive

Because we demand a higher standard from our elected officials. Rob Astorino, lying is wrong. Tell the "Friends of Rob Astorino" to pull any ad that includes these lies.

Here's the context, from lohud.com:

"The Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee has found that several claims in County Executive Rob Astorino's re-election campaign ads are unfair because they accuse his Democratic opponent, New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson, of raising taxes he has no control over and giving himself perks that were in place before he took office."

Cut Loose And Cut Off

The new WRAL Documentary "Cut Loose and Cut Off" examines the controversial debate over the new unemployment benefits law and focuses on the people it has affected.