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Tom DeLay

Middle class value claims are a 'joke' [Commentary]

Middle class value claims are a 'joke' [Commentary]

It's the political season, which explains another column of "Things That Bug Me." Herewith my latest list for your consideration:

Unemployment news that fails to note our declining labor force. Labor force participation is at a low last reached in 1978 (62.7 percent), and average hourly earnings have remained flat, explaining why a majority of Americans (particularly middle class workers) believe the economic recovery has left them behind — the president's continuing pleas to the contrary notwithstanding.

Claims that voter reforms are discriminatory against minorities. The indictment lacks substance. Early voting has had minimal impact on...