Tag: economic recovery

Eli Markham: Raising wages for a real recovery

This summer we’ve seen wild swings in the stock market, a last-minute debt deal, and even a rocking east coast earthquake. But one thing we haven’t seen – from Memorial Day to Labor Day – is any improvement in the economy. There are 14 million Americans officially counted as unemployed — many of them for […]


Sarah van Gelder: The new normal

Americans are facing a troubling reality. The economic recovery they were promised has not materialized. There’s growing talk about a “new normal”—a new way of life to take us through a long period of failed recoveries. There are, indeed, good reasons to believe we won’t go back to the old ways. But this new normal […]


AFP Politics Blog – Monday, Feb. 9, 2009

– News: Voter-restoration bill passes Virginia Senate, Monday, 7:40 p.m. – News: Shannon earns AG endorsements, Monday, 7:22 p.m. – News: House GOP talks up transportation-funding plan, Monday, 7:22 p.m. – News: Moran picks up endorsement of former Democratic Governors’ Association director, Monday, 2:45 p.m. – News: Poll suggests support for stimulus, Monday, 2:45 p.m. […]


AFP Video Blog – Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009

– President Obama on economic recovery. From BarackObama.com. Length: 2:04. – Timelapse of construction of new EMU dorm. From Eastern Mennonite University. Length: 0:25.