While 18.6 million people remain underemployed, millions of others are working more hours, and more intensely, than ever.
Judicial retention elections in Kansas have typically been apolitical and uncontested - until Kansans for Justice entered the fray earlier this month.
Gaius Publius is a professional writer living on the West Coast of the United States. Click here for more. Follow him on Twitter @Gaius_Publius and Facebook.