When he's not losing federal education dollars or canceling valuable transportation projects, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is busy building his reputation on YouTube. Every one of Christie's public meetings is filmed by a loyal staffer, with the highlights plucked out for viewing pleasure. As for the content, most highlights consist of Christie handling questioners with aggressive pushback, regardless of actual provocation. Conservatives love them -- and have made him a video star -- but some New Jerseyans are tired of the bullying.
As has been the case since the recession began, African American joblessness is at a higher rate than any other demographic group in the country. For November, the black unemployment rate was 16 percent, lower than September's rate of 16.1, but a good bit higher than October's rate of 15.7.