Why the enforcement of immigration laws should please the left

From eater.com, a food and restaurant site: How Immigration Raids Destroy the Lives of Food Workers Comparing the tactics of Trump’s administration to the Bush era by Tove Danovich | March 16, 2017, 2:02pm EDT On February 22, 2017, exactly 55 unauthorized workers1 went missing from Mississippi restaurants after Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (ICE) …

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The February unemployment figures

From The Wall Street Journal: In Office, Trump Changes His Tune on Job Growth Numbers He Once Denounced Democrat Party chief says ‘Thanks, Obama!’ By Daniel Nasaw | March 10, 2017 | 12:44 pm ET President Donald Trump and his allies on Friday cheered a report that the U.S. economy had created 235,000 jobs in …

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Why didn’t the Democrats see this before the election?

From CNNMoney: Rust Belt voters made Trump president. Now they want jobs by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | March 3, 2017: 7:26 AM ET The United States is making more things than ever before. Yes, you read that right. Manufacturing output is at an all-time high, according to one government statistic (others indicate it’s near …

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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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A steel industry revival in Pennsylvania President Trump gets part of the credit

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Energy boom, rail hopes, Trump order stoke Pa. steel revival by Joseph N. DiStefano, Staff Writer @PhillyJoeD | JoeD@phillynews.com | Updated: February 28, 2017 — 11:43 AM EST “It has been a brutal 20 years” for eastern Pennsylvania steelmakers, and now the industry’s growing again, says Wayne-based engineer James L. Barends, …

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The Wall Street Journal finally catches up to The First Street Journal.

How many times have we been touting the use of the U-6 unemployment rate? From The Wall Street Journal: Forecasters See Slow Progress in Labor-Market Measures Favored by Trump Administration Workforce participation seen rising to 63.3% in 2019 from 62.9% in January By Josh Zumbrun | Updated Feb. 9, 2017 10:22 a.m. ET Broader measures …

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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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Why Donald Trump won, why the economists have been baffled

Why many don’t feel the economy is great = 6 in 10 Americans don’t have $500 in savings https://t.co/PjThpQdKF6 via @KathrynVasel pic.twitter.com/eaVzNoNuEF — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) January 12, 2017 6 in 10 Americans don’t have $500 in savings by Kathryn Vasel | @KathrynVasel | January 12, 2017: 8:21 AM ET If you were suddenly hit …

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The December employment figures

Tonight President Obama will get his last “sneak peak” at the U.S. jobs report. Trump gets it next month: https://t.co/XfLL0Myw8c — Heather Long (@byHeatherLong) January 5, 2017 Since U-3 is close to as low as it can go, the real measure is how much U-6 changes. To me, U-6 is the important measure. https://t.co/sBJWK7Sk12 — …

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Ford cancels Mexico plant; Ford stock jumps The incoming President is doing what he said he would do, even before he takes office

Darn it! I wish that I’d had more money to buy Ford when the stock was below $2.00! Ford cancels Mexico plant. Will create 700 U.S. jobs in ‘vote of confidence’ in Trump Ford is canceling plans to build a new plant in Mexico. It will invest $700 million in Michigan instead, creating 700 new …

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