In A Turn Away From Federalism, Trump Will Revoke California’s Clean Air Act Waiver

In a rebuke to traditional conservative views of Federalism, the Trump Administration intends to revoke California’s authority to set its own clean air standards,

Republicans Think They Can Win Back The House By Focusing On The Deficit And Health Care

Despite having utterly mishandled both areas when they actually held power, Republicans think they can win back the House of Representatives by focusing on the budget deficit and health care reform.

Trump Tones Down Anti-Iran Rhetoric In Wake Of Saudi Attack

As the Saudis continue to evaluate the impact of the weekend attack on a major oil facility, the Trump Administration tones down the anti-Iran rhetoric just a bit.

U.S. Points At Iran In Saudi Oil Facility Attack And Trump Hints At Military Action

While the world continues to evaluate the impact of Saturday’s attack on a Saudi oil facility, tensions in the Persian Gulf are increasing.

Major Drone Strike Hits Large Saudi Oil Facility

Houthi rebels in Yemen have claimed responsibility for a massive attack on an important Saudi oil facility.

Third Democratic Debate Draws 14 Million Viewers

After falling for the second debate, ratings were back near record levels for the third debate.

Welcome Back To The World Of Trillion-Dollar Deficits

As predicted, the Federal Budget Deficit has crossed the threshold back into the world of trillion-dollar deficits. This is all due to the hypocrisy of Republicans and so-called conservatives.

August Jobs Report Falls Below Expectations At +130,000 New Jobs

The August Jobs Report came in below expectations as other economic statistics point to a slowing economy.

Trump’s New Tariffs Are Going To Hurt

President Trump’s newest tariffs went into effect over the weekend. They’re going to hurt.

Don’t Politicize The Federal Reserve.

A former Federal Reserve officials argues that the Fed should not lower interest rates to compensate for the impact of the President’s trade war, potentially leading to his defeat in the election. This is an incredibly bad idea.

Budget Deficit Growing Faster Than Expected, CBO Reports

Thanks for nothing, Republicans.

Fed Chairman Labels Trade War As Source Of Concern, Trump Labels Him An Enemy

President Trump’s hand-picked Federal Reserve Chairman is stating the blindingly obvious about the ongoing trade war, so of course the President labeled him an enemy.

David Koch, Businessman, Political Activist, and Philanthropist, Dead At 79

David Koch, one-half of the Koch Brothers and the head of a wide-ranging business empire who also went on to have a huge impact on politics and cultural philanthropy, has died at the age of 79.

Trump Is Worried About The Economy And 2020. He Should Be.

The Trump Administration and 2020 campaign are clearly worried about the state of the economy. They should be, because it could be the one thing that dooms his re-election chances.

Trump Promised To Bring Jobs Back To America. It’s Not Happening.

As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to bring jobs back to the United States, especially manufacturing jobs. It hasn’t worked out that way.

Trump Delays Tariffs On Chinese Consumer Goods

President Trump is delaying implementation of his recently announced tariffs on Chinese goods.

Budget Deficit Sets Another Record Under Trump, Heads Toward $1 Trillion

The Federal Budget Deficit rose 27% in July, putting it on course for the $1 trillion by the end of September.

Trump’s Trade War Could Force Economy Into Recession, Analysts Warn

Economic analysts are growing increasingly worried that the President’s trade war could push the world economy into recession, and take the American economy along with it.

Trump’s Newest China Tariffs Are Going To Hurt Americans

The new round of tariffs on Chinese made goods that the President announced late last week will have a particularly severe impact on consumers and retailers.

July Jobs Report Within Expectations But Far From Spectacular

July’s Jobs Report was in line with expectations, but hardly indicative of a booming economy.

Trump Announces New China Tariffs

President Trump announced a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods set to take effect on September 1st Another stupid move in a very dumb trade war.

Federal Reserve Cuts Rates Amid Signs Of Slowing Global Economy

WIth some signs pointing to a slowing global economy, and President Trump applying political pressure, the Federal Reserve reversed interest rate policy yesterday.

First Night Of Second Democratic Debate Sees Big Ratings Drop

It looks like fewer people are tuning in for the second Democratic debate.

Mueller Hearings Draw 13 Million Viewers

Wednesday’s Congressional testimony by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller wasn’t exactly a ratings blockbuster.

Economic Growth Slows But Shows No Signs Of Entering Recession Territory

The economy slowed somewhat during the second three months of 2019, but the economic recovery still looks strong as we head into the 122nd month of positive growth.

Cowboys, Yankees Ranked As World’s Two Most Valuable Sports Franchises

New estimates place the Cowboys and Yankees at the top of the list of the most valuable sports franchises in the world.

Avengers: Endgame Passes Avatar On Top-Grossing Films List

This past weekend, Avengers: Endgame passed Avatar as the biggest-grossing movie of all-time, but there are several caveats.

The End Of The Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen recently announced that it was ending production of one of its most famous and recognizable models. The last Beetle rolls off the assembly line tomorrow.

Raise The Debt Ceiling? Let’s Eliminate It Instead

The Trump Administration is warning Congress that we will need to raise the debt ceiling by September. Congress should take this as an opportunity to eliminate it entirely.

Federal Budget Deficit Near $750 Billion For First Three-Fourths Of Fiscal Year

The Federal Budget Deficit passed the $700 Billion mark with three months still to go in the Fiscal Year.

Short-Lived New York City Blackout Brings Back Memories Of Much Bigger Events

Last night New York City experienced what turned out to be a short-lived blackout mostly limited to Manhattan’s West Side, but it brought back memories of much bigger events.

Federal Reserve Sees Big (Negative) Impact On Economy From Trump’s Trade War

The latest Federal Reserve report on the economy shows Trump’s trade policies are having an increasingly negative impact.

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$15 Minimum Wage Would Do More Harm Than Good

The Congressional Budget Office assesses several reform proposals.

Trump Administration Set To Raise Tariffs On European Alcohol And Food Products

The Trump Administration is set to raise tariffs on more products from Europe, including Scotch Whisky and other alcoholic beverages as well as food products and other items.

U.S. Women’s Team World Cup Win Renews Fight Over ‘Pay Equity’

The victory of the U.S. Women’s team in the World Cup has renewed a long-standing argument over pay equity, but the issue is far more complicated than it seems.

Whither Green Eyeshade Conservatives?

We could use a man like Herbert Hoover again.

Arizona Revoking Tax Benefits To Nike Likely Unconstitutional

The attempt by Arizona’s Governor to revoke tax benefits granted to Nike in the wake of the “Betsy Ross Flag” controversy is most likely unconstitutional.

June Jobs Numbers Bust Past Expectations But Uncertainty Remains

June’s jobs report brought in stronger than expected numbers but the fact that these numbers have not been consistent all year makes one wonder what the state of the economy really is.

Mad Magazine Basically Coming To An End

After 67 years, Mad magazine is ceasing publication of new material.

Lee Iacocca, Who Headed Two Of The Big Three Automakers, Dies At 94

One of America’s fist celebrity CEO’s has passed away at the age of 94.

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Postal Service Pushing Massive Wage and Benefit Cuts

Under pressure to cut costs and unable to cut services, the workers are the likely victims.

Nike Pulls Old Glory Flag After Kaepernick Complaint

The ex-athlete has picked a bizarre target.

Trump May Not Benefit From Economy In 2020

New polling suggests that the President may not be benefiting from the relatively healthy economy as much as expected.

Trump And Xi Agree To Resume Trade Talks

President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to resume trade talks, but Trump’s ill-advised trade war will continue.

First Democratic Debate Sets Viewership Record

The first Democratic debate drew record numbers on both nights.

Supreme Court Strikes Down Residency Requirement For Liquor Sales License

The Supreme Court issued a significant ruling on Monday that could make it easier to buy and sell alcoholic beverages across state lines.

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The Warren And Sanders Plans To Cancel Student Loan Debt Won’t Solve The Problem

Senators Warren and Sanders have both proposed plans to forgive student loan debt and make public colleges tuition-free. That’s easier said than done.

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Bernie Sanders Wants Taxpayers to Pay Off All College Loans

The Democratic Socialist wants to absorb $1.6 trillion of student debt.

The Costs Of Trump’s Irrational Trade War Continue To Add Up

The costs to the American economy of President Trump’s ill-advised trade war continue to add up.