NYT: U.S. 'Prepared' for $3.57 Gas, But Under Bush $2.55 Was 'Recessio

March 10th, 2011 3:47 PM
Higher gas prices? No worries, say Jad Mouawad and Nick Bunkley in Wednesday’s New York Times off-lead story, “Rising Gas Cost Finds The Nation Better Prepared – Lessons Learned In ‘08 – Less Dependence on Oil – Spike Unlikely to Derail Recovery.” Yet while $3.57 a gallon for gas isn’t worrisome for the economy in 2011, $2.55 a gallon was very much so in 2005, during the Bush years. The…

Well-Kept Media Secret: UAW Conceded No Base Pay, Health, or Pension B

October 12th, 2009 9:44 AM
A New York Times article by Nick Bunkley on Friday targeted for print on Saturday about the status of contract talks between Ford Motor Company and the United Auto Workers piqued my interest in a previously neglected but important matter. Ford and the UAW are apparently close to an agreement. In describing what Ford workers are being asked to give up, Bunkley wrote the following (bolds are mine…

No Party ID for Troubled Dem Detroit Mayor and Superdelegate

March 19th, 2008 6:36 PM