• Levin: Mitt Romney's stance on GM, Chrysler rescue would've cost Michigan 1 million jobs

    President Barack Obama's campaign for re-election kicked off a Michigan Road to Recovery tour Monday with U.S. Sen. Carl Levin telling reporters on a conference call that the administration's economic policies saved a million jobs in Michigan that would have been lost if Mitt Romney was in the Oval Office.

  • Government is the solution

    Why don’t Democrats just say it? They really believe in active government and think it does good and valuable things. One of those valuable things is that government creates jobs — yes, really — and also the conditions under which more jobs can be created.

  • What happens after the health law ruling?

    Since President Obama's health care law passed in 2010, the federal government, states, insurers, doctors and hospitals have been building a complex scaffolding to extend insurance to 30 million more Americans. The question is: Will the structure be completed, or dismantled?

  • What's going on with the economy? (video)
  • Are certificates the future of higher education?

    Certificates, not degrees, are the future of higher education, a Georgetown researcher contends in a new study.

  • Wisconsin's dangerous result

    The left will make a big mistake if it ignores the lessons of the failed recall in Wisconsin of Gov. Scott Walker (R). The right will make an even bigger error if it allows the Wisconsin results to feed its inclination toward winner-take-all politics.

  • Study examines vocational certificates' big rewards

    Good news for new high school graduates who don't think college-level algebra or freshman English is their thing. A study released Wednesday finds that certificates awarded through short-term vocational training programs can reap a bigger payoff than a bachelor's degree.

  • How did Scott Walker win in Wisconsin?

    Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s victory in the Wisconsin recall offers a number of lessons for American politics more broadly.

  • Ending the 'civil war' in Wisconsin

    Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is closing his campaign in Wisconsin’s recall election by saying it’s time to end the “civil war” in the state that he accuses incumbent Gov. Scott Walker of starting.

  • Training gap for STEM jobs

    African-Americans in Arizona often lack the training and skills needed for jobs in science, technology, engineering and math, according to a recent report.