The Only News That Matters This Week

Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Oct. 4 2010 12:29 PM

The Only News That Matters This Week

It's the


, the last before the election, and Brian Beutler reports that it will show the slump continuing. Realistically, hopes of a good election year for Democrats depended on the economy recovering over the summer. That's what Harry Reid's tone-deaf comment in May, about how the loss of only a few tens of thousands of jobs, was a "good thing" -- Democrats hoped or expected that jobs were coming back.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

  Slate Plus
Plus Roundups
Jan. 30 2015 11:44 AM What Happened at Slate This Week? Social media guru Lindsey Underwood highlights the most popular stories of the week, from the Patriots to Tom Petty.