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Even Fast-Casual Restaurants Are Telling Me to Vote

I have recently been reminded, asked, or commanded to vote approximately 6 million times. These nudges have come from the people and places I’d expect—candidates, local officials, civic and political organizations—but also, more so than in any other election year I remember, from the places…

The Persistence of Segregation in South Carolina

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth story in The Firsts, a five-part series about the children who desegregated America’s schools. Millicent Brown could only be honest. It was the summer of 1960, and she was standing in front of the school board in Charleston County,…

World’s workers lost $3.5 trillion in pandemic: UN

The coronavirus pandemic is taking a heavier toll on jobs than previously feared, the UN said Wednesday, with hundreds of millions of jobs lost and workers suffering a “massive” drop in earnings. In a fresh study, the International Labour Organization (ILO) found that by the…

Don’t Make the Election About the Court

I know that Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s empty Supreme Court seat has provoked an epic, long-awaited clash between Democrats and Republicans, that the very principle of judicial independence hangs dangerously in the balance. I realize that the social-media wave cannot be stopped, that the talking heads…

Jobs and Economy Most Important Election Issue in Rust Belt States: Poll

A new Epoch Times poll of registered voters in the Rust Belt shows that by far the most important issues in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are the state of the economy and jobs. More voters cited the “economy and jobs” as the…

The Books Briefing: How to Remake America

The Constitution denied Danielle Allen’s enslaved ancestors the right to full citizenship—but she still believes in its ability to shape America for the better. Revisiting documents and moments from this country’s founding to parse how they can guide our future is the the central idea…

NTD Business Full Broadcast (Sept. 17)

The latest data on new jobless claim is out. It’s the fourth week to come under 1 million, and the lowest in recent weeks. We visit a Jewish entrepreneur in New York city. He tells us why the recent peace deal in the middle east…

An Experiment in Wisconsin Might Reveal the Key to Defeating Trump

No state has haunted the Democratic Party’s imagination for the past four years like Wisconsin. While it was not the only state that killed Hillary Clinton’s presidential hopes in 2016, it was the one where the knife plunged deepest. Clinton was so confident about Wisconsin…

The American Government Gave Up on Reality

Alexander Hamilton and his colleagues wrote 85 separate essays to make their case that Americans should take a risk and ratify the 1787 Constitution. Three sentences into the very first of those Federalist Papers, Hamilton made clear that he knew full well the stakes of…

TikTok Fangirls Are Making Teens Instant Stars

A girl sits alone on an ugly couch, stroking a plastic fish and mouthing the words to Jason Derulo’s “Ridin’ Solo.” Her eyes are bloodshot. She puts on sunglasses to cover them up, just as Derulo says he does in the song. This video, uploaded…

Hard Work and Dirty Jobs Afford Plenty of Opportunity

Jacob Nohai sits in a machine all day long and moves dirt. “Which is exactly what I want to do,” he says. “I love it.” Nohai is a heavy equipment operator and works at a company that’s just invested in a sand and gravel yard;…

Pew: Hispanic Voters Rank Economy, Health Care as Top 2020 Issues

Hispanic voters rank economic well-being and health care as their top issues heading into the 2020 presidential election, while the issue of immigration is among one of their least-pressing issues, a new survey shows. 0…

Data Point to Broken Pandemic-Affected Supply Chains, Rising Worker Confidence

Commentary Lumber prices went up almost 11 percent in August. Meanwhile, raw milk prices are also going up, but the price of cheese fell 11 percent in just one month, reflecting how markets for different products are reacting to this pandemic-affected economy. Regarding lumber, it…

Study: Opposition to Pipelines Costs Jobs, Needed Infrastructure

Nearly $14 billion of investment in delayed pipeline projects in 14 states—including five “battleground” contests in the 2020 presidential election—could create more than 66,000 new jobs and boost the nation’s post-CCP Virus economic recovery, according to a new study. The delayed projects face environmental, judicial…

What Makes a Good Preschool Education

Editor’s Note: In the next five years, most of America’s most experienced teachers will retire. The Baby Boomers are leaving behind a nation of more novice educators. In 1988, a teacher most commonly had 15 years of experience. Less than three decades later, that number…

Canada Adds Nearly 250K Jobs, Unemployment Falls to 10.2%

OTTAWA—Statistics Canada says the economy added 246,000 in August as the pace of job gains slowed compared with July, when 419,000 jobs were added. The figure marked the fourth consecutive month of gains from COVID-19 related lockdowns this spring, bringing the number to within 1.1…

The Military Doesn’t Want to Get Involved

In this summer of crisis and political uncertainty, an unsettling number of people in civilian life are trying to get the U.S. military on their side. First, President Donald Trump brought along General Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—dressed in combat…

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