Jobs and National Character By Mona Charen About Mona Charen Follow Mona Charen on Twitter Email Mona Charen January 10, 2014 2:50 PM This morning’s disappointing jobs report (shouldn’t the last 3 words be a macro in the age of Obama?) reinforces the points I made in today’s column. Are we still a nation of strivers? One wonders as the retreat from the workforce continues . . .