Brennan is moderator of CBS News' "Face the Nation" and the network's senior foreign affairs correspondent based in Washington. She has reported on politics and international affairs, and spent a decade covering the global financial markets.
Women, particularly “suburban moms,” are a key demographic courted by both presidential campaigns. Yet we don’t hear much about the long-term damage being done to women. Four times more women than men dropped out of the labor force in September, and women already accounted for most jobs lost in the early days of the pandemic. It took 10 years to regain the jobs lost in the last Great Recession, which leaves me wondering what will happen to American women as we fight our way through this crisis.
Dharushana Muthulingam was on maternity leave with her second child when the pandemic began. In April, she returned to her full-time job as an infectious disease physician and public health researcher...
An Unequal Recovery
The stock market continues to roar upward which is good for the 55% of Americans who own stocks. However, for many Americans, there is a lot of inequality that is being exacerbated by the strain of the pandemic. It is falling heavily on the shoulders of those who can least afford it. The Washington Post provides a good dynamic snapshot of that inequity.
Between February and April, 10 percent of Americans ages 25 to 54 lost their jobs. The employed percentage of the population dropped to its lowest level since 1975, according to Labor Department data....
What Would Joe Biden Do?
If Joe Biden wins the election, he will have to chart a way forward for a country still struggling through a grinding economic recovery. This is a good quick read on the Democratic nominee’s positions, or lack thereof.
The U.S. labor market faces a protracted recovery amid the continued spread of the coronavirus and uncertainty over prospects for another stimulus package and the outcome of the presidential election,...
China and America: What's Next
The world’s two largest economies are headed on a collision course with both candidates delivering dueling promises to toughen the U.S. stance on China, particularly on the issue of trade. This is a thoughtful piece on how Beijing may be viewing the rivalry and its own rise. Bottom line: the U.S. needs a strategy.