Robert J. Samuelson / Politics

Workers at the Mercy of Markets

WASHINGTON -- The questions hanging over Labor Day 2014 are whether and when America gets a pay raise. Ever since the 2008-09 financial crisis, the job market has been in a state of heartbreaking weakness. But the worst now seems to be over. As ...

Wealth Inequality -- Some Hidden Good News

WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau released a report the other day on Americans' wealth that seemed full of bad news. Middle-class wealth was down, and inequality -- the gap between the top and everyone else -- was up. Stereotypes seem confirmed. But...

Do Dems Do "It" better? Nope

WASHINGTON -- It's a Democratic campaign consultant's dream: a study from two respected academic economists concluding that, since the late 1940s, the economy has consistently performed better under Democratic presidents than Republican. The gap ...