The lost decade

From The Washington Post’s Wonkblog: U.S. job growth surges in July By Ana Swanson | August 4 at 8:34 AM The U.S. economy added 209,000 jobs in July, according to government data released Friday morning, surpassing economists’ expectations and suggesting the economy continues to thrive after an extended streak of job gains in recent years. …

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I’ve seen this before

From The New York Times: The Democratic Party Is in Worse Shape Than You Thought Thomas B. Edsall | Contributing Op-Ed Writer | June 8, 2017 Sifting through the wreckage of the 2016 election, Democratic pollsters, strategists and sympathetic academics have reached some unnerving conclusions. What the autopsy reveals is that Democratic losses among working …

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A (surprisingly) fair article from The New York Times It must've been a mistake!

I was shocked! Small Businesses Cheer ‘New Sheriff in Town’ After Climate Pact Exit By Landon Thomas Jr | June 2, 2017 As news that President Trump was pulling out of the Paris climate accord hit at a luncheon for small-business owners in Toledo, Ohio, on Thursday, an already happy crowd suddenly turned euphoric. “It …

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The #DefiantGirl statue

From CNNMoney: Fresh evidence women are better investors than men by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | March 8, 2017: 3:45 PM ET Have you seen the statue of the “fearless girl” facing the Wall Street bull? State Street Global Advisors put up the statue to mark International Women’s Day and it’s getting a lot of …

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Three stories from the Lexington Herald-Leader

From the Lexington Herald-Leader: Eatery gains world attention hosting Beshear’s reply to Trump speech By Cheryl Truman | ctruman@herald-leader.com | March 1, 2017 3:06 PM EST The first Karin West knew of her diner’s impending worldwide exposure was when someone from Lexington Mayor Jim Gray’s office called to ask whether Lexington Diner could host a …

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Au nom du peuple! Will populism win in the Netherlands and France?

From the BBC: Are Dutch voters really turning to populist Geert Wilders? By Anna Holligan | BBC News, The Hague | 9 December 2016 Dutch voters choose a new government in March 2017 and if the polls are right, the right-wing Freedom Party (PVV) of populist leader Geert Wilders is surging ahead of his rivals …

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Rex Tillerson confirmed as Secretary of State The left are aghast

Let’s be clear about this: for the vast majority of Democrats, there is no one President Trump could nominate, for any position, whom they’d find acceptable. From The Wall Street Journal: Rex Tillerson Wins Senate Confirmation to Be Secretary of State Former Exxon Mobil chief overcame concerns about close ties with Russia’s Putin By Felicia …

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President Trump’s first week: his supporters are happy, the left are not

From The New York Times: Trump Backers Like His First Draft of a New America By Jack Healy | January 27, 2017 MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio — The challenge Annette Cottrell pondered was how to grade President Trump’s stormy first full week on the job. A trade war bubbling up with Mexico. A divisive border wall. …

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Even after 73 days, The New York Times still doesn’t get it Rather than examine where they went wrong, they doubled down on their pre-election claims

Even with 73 days to ponder things since the election, The New York Times still doesn’t get it: Trump’s Grim View of the Economy Ignores Most Americans’ Reality By Binyamin Appelbaum | January 20, 2017 WASHINGTON — The dismal picture of the American economy President Donald J. Trump painted in his Inaugural Address on Friday …

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General Motors plans on new American jobs, but is laying off American workers now

Thank you to General Motors and Walmart for starting the big jobs push back into the U.S.! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2017 Just about everyone in the Lordstown area knows someone who has worked at GM. Cars are in everyone’s blood. Local diners and Dairy Queens are decorated with clocks and posters …

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