Up The Down Staircase: Friday's dismal payroll and employment participation data pushed the Fed's Labor Market Conditions Index to a three year low. As usual, the rotten employment data led to a 100 plus point rise in the Dow even in the face of corporations first profit decline since 2009.
Pay To Play: It takes about a billion bucks to mount a serious campaign for the presidency. This explains why they're all con artists.
Congress Starts With C-O-N: The budget approved by Republicans in both Houses cuts $2 trillion from programs for the poor and near-poor over the next ten years – while cutting taxes on the rich. Sounds about right.
Say Pretty Please: Before a British government scientist or other expert can speak with the press, ministerial permission