If Congress doesn't move and renew jobless benefits by Feb. 29, millions of workers and their families will drown in a sea of worry, debt, foreclosure, homelessness and perhaps even worse.
What do these two seemingly different events - the recent China trade deal and the Occupy movement - have in common?
Mass unemployment has been a feature of capitalism since it emerged as the dominant social system in 17th century England and spread throughout the world.
President Obama's American Jobs Act contains an important provision outlawing discrimination against the unemployed.
With the recent riots in London never has there been a clearer example that a new generation of youth with limitless potential is being wasted.
The story of a laid-off worker would have made a much better movie than this one, about three executives dealing with unemployment.
"Cruelty" is defined as indifference to suffering, even positive pleasure in inflicting it.
As the holiday season approaches, it's Grinch time for unemployed workers and their families, thanks to congressional Republicans.
Ultimatum, a superhero who fights negative attitudes with platitudes, ("Stop blaming others and start blaming yourself!"), runs afoul of his Board of Directors and becomes Unemployed Man.
For the Republican Party, which tells lies as fast as McDonald's makes burgers, there are no moral restraints, only the overarching desire for power.