US didn’t just avoid a recession — it’s adding thousands of new jobs

Unattributed, AP as reported in The Charlotte Sun,  February 3, 2024. ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — The nation’s employers delivered a stunning burst of hiring to begin 2024, adding 353,000 jobs in January in the latest sign of the economy’s continuing ability to shrug off the highest interest rates in two decades. Friday’s government report showed

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Why I Love Joe Biden

by Brian Hassett, Brainland, December 31, 2023. First of all, he’s an Irish leprechaun, and I’m very pro Irish leprechaun. Second — he’s also an empath . . . as opposed to a sociopath. As he likes to say in his Irish way — “Don’t compare me to the Almighty, compare me to the alternative.”

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Can Donald Trump control his inner caveman?

By Scot Lehigh, The Boston Globe, January 26,2024. That question looms as the presidential primary campaign moves to Nikki Haley’s home state of South Carolina. With New Hampshire behind us, it’s on to South Carolina, which holds its Republican presidential primary on Feb. 24. What can you say about the pleasant-weather place? Perhaps James Louis

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Applications for jobless benefits fall

By Matt Ott, Associated Press, January 19, 2024. The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits last week fell to its lowest level in more than a year, underscoring the resilience of the labor market despite elevated interest rates that are intended to cool the economy. Jobless claim applications fell to 187,000 for the week

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DWC Betty Gissendanner Scholarship applications now available

The Charlotte County Democratic Women’s Club is once again offering its Betty Gissendanner Scholarship to young women graduating from a Charlotte County high school in the spring of 2024 with plans to attend college in the fall of 2024. Applicants must be registered or pre-registered as Democrats. They are chosen on the characteristics that illustrate

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The responsibility of Republican voters

Editorial, New York Times, January 15, 2024. Republicans who will gather to cast the first votes of the 2024 presidential primary season have one essential responsibility: to nominate a candidate who is fit to serve as president, one who will “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” Donald Trump, who has proved

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