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Posted on on March 9th, 2013
by Pincas Jawetz (

NYT Editorial

Congress Gets in the Way

Lawmakers need to work with President Obama on a diplomatic solution to the nuclear dispute in Iran.


Blocked Bids to Fill Judgeships Stir New Fight on Filibuster


Republican senators have so far kept President Obama from filling any of the four vacancies on the nation’s most important appeals court, reviving talk of a change in Senate rules.


Op-Ed Columnist

Senators Bearing Arms


People, do you think Congress is actually going to do anything about gun violence in the wake of the Newtown shootings?


but also:


Unemployment at 4-Year Low as U.S. Hiring Gains Steam


The joblessness rate sank to 7.7 percent as 236,000 positions were added across a broad range of sectors, but analysts warned that federal budget cuts could slow the recovery.



And from The Washington Post:

Obama seeks views of experts, execs on energy policies
The president sought ideas on a wide variety of energy and climate issues during a meeting Thursday.
( by?Steven Mufson and Juliet Eilperin , The Washington Post)

U.S. economy adds jobs but braces for cuts
Employment opportunities increased in February, but the sequester is casting a long shadow.
( by?Ylan Q. Mui , The Washington Post)

From a skeptic’s beginnings, Obama sets up a global round of trade talks
The negotiations opened by the administration rival those of Bush and Clinton in scope and importance.
( by?Howard Schneider , The Washington Post)


and for the long term:
China manufacturing cost gap is closing
A long-term US manufacturing rebound is under way, and it will likely endure because the United States is becoming more competitive with China …

The article shows that actually in presently Republican States the growth will be largest because of the above (P. Jawetz)


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