The G.O.P. leader's troubles mount, with new questions about his dealings with the former aide who helped build his political machine. Read on...
Just as new scandals concerning alleged ethical violations by DeLay (R-TX) and other Members have erupted in recent days, the House Ethics Committee has become virtually powerless. The reason? Rules passed by the GOP congress at the beginning of 2005 make it virtually impossible for the Committee to launch any investigation of unethical conduct. But you can help to resolve the gridlock in the Ethics Committee: click here [thnx to Dabobbo
Oy... Matthew Yglesias
As I just IMed to a colleague, someday when I'm powerful and important, I'll write my chilling expose about how little journalists understand about the issues they write about. Until then, you'll have to read U.S. News and World Report's thoughts on the labor market:
Breathe easy, workers: The jobless recovery is indisputably over. Some 262,000 new jobs were created last month, with almost every sector of the economy contributing, including manufacturing. That's icing on the cake after January, when the U.S. labor market at long last recouped all of its losses from the 2001 recession. There are now about 300,000 more people working than in February 2001, the pre-recession peak.