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Donald Trump

Donald Trump traveled to Florida on Friday at the end of a nightmarish week for the nation. The shooting deaths of 17 people, many of...

No, it’s not a crash. It’s not even a correction, at least not yet. The stock market fell 1,175.21 points on the Dow yesterday to 24,345.75....
economy

Everyone knows that the stock market is soaring, perhaps too much. The Dow went up 24 percent in 2017. That's not a record, to be...
Jobs report

The December jobs report, out this morning, reported 148,000 new jobs in December while the unemployment rate stayed steady at 4.1 percent. The number of...
taxes

The New York Times had a startling headline in the print edition this week, above the fold and in the left-hand column no less: "With Red Tape...
donald trump

On Tuesday, Democrats showed that they could mobilize a coalition of voters and begin to take the country’s elected offices back from the Republicans who...
Donald Trump

Though it enjoys a level of political dominance unseen since the 1920s, the Republican Party’s agenda is stalled. Yet, despite their failure to repeal and...
Hillary Clinton

The extremes to Clinton’s left and right have led otherwise reasonable people to trick themselves into thinking she is something she isn’t and never was. Pro-Bernie...
Iraq

The rise of the Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL, Daesh) certainly represented a failure of the Iraqi military, its intelligence service, and the state more broadly....
Jobs report

While September’s jobs report was dismal, the October report is robust, with 271,000 new jobs created, far above the consensus forecast of 183,000. And 12,000 more...
Jobs report

The monthly jobs reports have not been very good in recent months, and the September figures are downright dismal. While economists were predicting 200,000 new...
Rubio

Marco Rubio has thus far failed to satisfactorily neutralize his primary liability ahead of the 2016 general election should he become the Republican Party’s nominee:...