ALG's Daily Grind: Italy and Spain test European bailout plan

April 12, 2012


Italy and Spain test European bailout plan

Are European banks stuffed to the gills with sovereign debt just zombies?


Cartoon: Evil Santa

It's the most expensive time of the year…


The real employment situation

According to the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, in March, there were 31,000 fewer people employed than in February, yet the politically useful unemployment rate went down somehow to 8.2 percent.


Orange County Register: Keep watching Wisconsin

"[I]f the recall effort succeeds against Gov. Scott Walker, efforts nationwide at reforming pensions and other issues pitting the interests of taxpayers against those of public-sector unions will be damaged. It is not only most critical that he prevail – it is essential."