BAD ACTORS ACTING TO PRESERVE BAD ACTOR: Iran, Russia, Turkey say will jointly enforce Syria ceasefi…
BAD ACTORS ACTING TO PRESERVE BAD ACTOR: Iran, Russia, Turkey say will jointly enforce Syria ceasefire. We’ve gone from the Middle East’s power-broker to power-broke.
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Jared Bernstein: Ditching TPP Won’t Solve the Trade Deficit: President Trump wasted no time tackling his campaign promise to reverse America’s trade deficit: On Monday he signed a memorandum withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a move he promised would be...
COOL. DOING SOMETHING TRUMP SUPPORTS! Kaine Spent Inauguration Night Presiding Over Same-Sex Wedding. Common ground!
"High social transfers not tied to work incentives emerged as the most likely explanation for the low participation rate. The phase-in of ... minimum wage ... may have also helped to drive down participation rates."This could be me describing the nationwide consequences of federal policy since 2007. But the Brooking Institution, which refused to consider nationwide explanations like mine, wrote this!about Puerto Rico (see p. 29)!
TRIGGERED: Illegal Immigrant Bites Ear Off of Roommate in Drunken Anti-Trump Rage Attack.
WHY ARE DEMOCRATS SO ANTI-WOMAN? Shikha Dalmia: The foolish Democratic crusade against Betsy DeVos. “Democrats are treating her nomination like the ultimate scandal — simply because she is an ardent proponent of school choice. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) seemingly avoided even shaking her hand. But if Democrats can’t do business with DeVos, then is there […]
WHITE-BASHING IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR THE THINGS WE DO TOGETHER: DNC Chair Candidates Bash White Pe…
WHITE-BASHING IS JUST ANOTHER WORD FOR THE THINGS WE DO TOGETHER: DNC Chair Candidates Bash White People in Racially-Charged Forum. “We have to stop, particularly with the consultants,” said the chairman of the South Carolina Democratic Party, Jaime Harrison. “You cannot come to the DNC and get a contract and the only minority face you […]
Our Two for Tuesday morning train reads: • How You Can #Resist … With Your Portfolio (Reformed Broker) • Blame Technology, Not Longer Life Spans, for Health Spending Increases (Upshot) see also To fight their negative image on prices, drug companies launch a major ad campaign (Washington Post) • Much of the Cuisine We Now Know, and Think of as… Read More The post 10 Tuesday AM Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.
LOVE TRUMPS HATE: Women’s March Protesters Booed Trump Hotel Staffers Who Aided Woman Having Heart Attack. Hotel staffers who crossed protest barricades to treat a heart-attack victim outside the Trump International Hotel in Washington this weekend were treated to jeers and anti-Trump slogans by protesters. Around 4 p.m. Saturday, a woman protester suffered a heart […]
OF COURSE WE DID: U.S. quietly sent $221M to Palestinians in Obama’s last hours. Officials said Monday that the Obama administration– in its waning hours– defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority that GOP members of Congress had been blocking. A State Department official and several congressional aides told The […]
IT’S OFFICIAL: Trump orders hiring freeze for much of Federal government. Trump had raised the possibility of a hiring freeze during the campaign. At a news conference Monday, Trump spokesman Sean Spicer said the freeze ensures taxpayers get effective and efficient government and said it “counters the dramatic expansion of the federal workforce in recent […]