This is why Donald Trump is President: the economic isolation of the Federal Reserve

From CNNMoney: Fed official: U.S. economy finally back to normal by Heather Long | @byHeatherLong | March 29, 2017: 2:42 PM ET Congratulations, America. The economy is finally back to normal.That’s what John Williams, the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, declared Wednesday. “The data have spoken, and the message is clear: …

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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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