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February 6, 2006
Aside from the rather obvious issue of, you know, lacking electronic communications at the time, what war was President Washington fighting?
February 3, 2006
Are these view well-reflected in the press and punditocracy? Among unnamed Democratic consultants frightened of Karl Rove?
(via Mia Culpa)
For some reason I noticed this awhile back and have keep checking back every few days and I have yet to find any more information. On January 21 it was reported that Katherine P. Singleton was killed in Iraq. There have still been no details released by the military and no further reporting on the subject.
This kind of thing is so common that we usually don't even notice it. Not just common, but universal. Business news is reported almost entirely from the perspective of how it will be likely to affect monetary policy first and the stock market second and on not on how it might actually affect most readers of the newspaper.
Speaking of business news, what the hell happened to NPR's Marketwatch? It used to be a pretty decent business show with a slightly different perspective from what you usually get. At least when I've heard it recently it's sounded like it's been taken over by John Stossel.
Once again the under bet wins. It's won almost every time over the past few years. Consensus forecast was 250K new jobs, actualy number was 193K.
It's decent news, but nothing to get excited about. Still we're the closest we've been to a "getting tighter" labor market since Bush took office.
God I hate this shit, and I wish "our side" was better on these issues.
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February 2, 2006
Barry reminds us that it's time for the monthly jobs report and so I have a chance to make my over/under bet. Consensus forecast is 250K new jobs. I'm going to go with the under bet, though my guess is that it won't be much under. There have been, for this administration at least, some relatively positive labor market noises recently.
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