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Last Build Date: Sat, 27 May 2017 19:01:15 +0000


First Quarter Economic Growth Better Than Initially Forecast, But Further Slowing Is Forecast

Sat, 27 May 2017 19:01:12 +0000

Economic growth in the first quarter wasn't as bad as first estimated, but it still wasn't very good. And the future is unclear at best.

Well, the Human Body is Like a Battery…

Sat, 27 May 2017 18:07:50 +0000

Via the Times of London: The distance between Donald Trump and his G7 partners was spelled out dramatically today when Theresa May and the leaders of Italy, France, Germany, Japan and Canada strolled the streets of Taormina, Sicily — while he followed in a golf cart. The six are planning to put pressure on Mr Trump […]

The Politics of Presidential Removal

Sat, 27 May 2017 17:50:27 +0000

Some thoughts on presidential interruptions.

Dr. Brzezinski’s 3:00 AM Phone Call

Sat, 27 May 2017 16:46:28 +0000

As James Joyner noted this morning, Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as National Security Adviser to President Carter, died last night at the age of 89. It’s worth noting the role that Dr. Brzezinski played in averting what could have been a potential disaster. Former CIA Director and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates told the story […]

Underfunded Higher Ed

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:59:30 +0000

Musings on the costs of college.

Zbigniew Brzezinski Dead at 89

Sat, 27 May 2017 12:12:54 +0000

A legendary statesman has passed.

Jared Kushner Is “Focus” Of F.B.I. Investigation

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:13:23 +0000

The President's Son-In-Law has reportedly become a 'focus' of the ongoing F.B.I. investigation. That puts the President in a very awkward position.

Republican Greg Gianforte Wins Montana House Seat Despite Assault Charge

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:00:45 +0000

Greg Gianforte assaulted a reporter. Now he's going to Congress, but the outcome of the election really shouldn't be a surprise.

A Photo for Friday: Blue

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:59:54 +0000

A companion piece to last week’s shot: “Blue” January 26, 2014 Pike Road, Al

Montana’s GOP House Candidate Charged with Assault

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:48:17 +0000

Via the NYT:  Greg Gianforte, Montana G.O.P. Candidate, Is Charged in Attack on Reporter The Republican candidate in a hotly contested special House election in Montana was charged with assaulting a journalist on Wednesday at what was to be a final rally in Bozeman on the eve of the vote. The attack brought police officers to […]

Donald Trump’s Loose Lips

Wed, 24 May 2017 20:06:08 +0000

Donald Trump seems to have an odd habit of sharing highly classified information with questionable people.