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The Real Reason That Young People Can't Find Jobs

The Wall Street Journal says the problem is that Obama killed entry-level work. In fact, the problem is that too much work only pays an entry-level wage.<p>It's fairly amazing to write an article called "Why Young People Can't Find Work" that doesn't include the word <i>recession</i> or the phrase <i>going to</i> …

Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor succumbs to tea party challenger Dave Brat

By Robert Costa,<p>Laura Vozzella<p>, Reporter<p>David A. Fahrenthold<p>, Reporter<p><i>Click here for the latest story on the fallout from Eric Cantor’s upset.</i><p>House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.), the chamber’s second-ranking Republican, was badly beaten in a primary contest Tuesday by an obscure professor with …

The single most important fact about American politics

Perhaps the single most important fact about American politics is this: the people who participate are more ideological and more partisan, as well as angrier and more fearful, than those who don't.<p>The finding emerges from Pew's massive survey of 10,000 Americans, which concluded, two years ago, …

The Left-Right Political Spectrum Is Bogus

It might be a division between social identities based on class or region or race or gender, but it is certainly not a clash between different ideas.<p>Americans are more divided than ever by political ideology, as a recent Pew Research Center study makes clear. About a third of people on each side …

On Obamacare, opinion is locked in for a long, long time

By Paul Waldman<p>, Opinion writer<p>The latest Kaiser Health Tracking Poll is out, and among other things it shows an uptick in the number of Americans who say they disapprove of the Affordable Care Act, from 45 percent in June to 53 percent in July. This is a curious finding, given all the good news …