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The Hidden Costs of Tariffs

Not only have tariffs been an added tax placed on U.S. companies that import goods from China, the government has been paying the tax collected, and more, to American farmers as partial compensation for their losses from Chinese tariff...

Will The Shutdown Hurt Trump’s Re-election Chances?

(From FiveThirtyEight) While there have been other newsworthy events over the past few weeks, such as turnover among Trump’s senior staffersand a wobbly stock market, the shift is well-timed to the start of the shutdown on Dec. 22. Trump’s approval...

Nancy Pelosi Is Done Enabling Trump and the GOP

(From The Nation) Whiny GOP leaders accuse Pelosi of “playing politics,” and “bothsiderist” pundits will likely take potshots, but Pelosi is wielding her power carefully and strategically. Let Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell cravenly bow before Trump and surrender his...

Trump can’t handle Pelosi

(From NY Daily News) On rare occasion, Trump would encounter a woman who challenged him, like a banker or a lawyer, or even someone in government. But he knew two things: one, that he was “better” than they were, and...

Welcome to Act III of the Trump Tragedy

(From New York Magazine) Emergency powers do exist in the event of a national security crisis — but, as David French has noted, they only apply in an actual national emergency that “may require” the use of the military and...

Mitt Romney just joined the “resistance”

(From The Week) It’s possible the op-ed will amount to very little. The GOP and its base, after all, seem pretty devoted to Trump — Romney’s own niece, in fact, is chair of the Republican National Committee under Trump, a...

Jeffries: Trump’s border wall request ‘a ransom note’

(From Politico) The president has requested roughly $5 billion from congressional Democrats for a barrier along the southern border, while Democrats have offered $1.3 billion for a variety of border security measures. Their inability to strike a deal by midnight...

18 Numbers That Explain Trump’s 2018

(From Politico) (Trump’s) view of his performance tends toward lavishly unspecific superlatives—something or other is always the greatest in history. And when he does reach for a statistic, well, it’s an even money bet that it’s got some verifiability issues.