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Fed Projects Growth of 2.1% This Year

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Here is the Federal Reserve’s latest projection for economic growth over the rest of Donald Trump’s presidency: Trump is the only human being on the planet who believes that growth will be over 3 percent this year. It’s true that his staffers are playing along,…

The Hidden Catastrophe of the Midwest’s Floods

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. After “bomb cyclone” storms hit the Midwest last week, large swaths of Nebraska, Iowa, and Missouri farmland are stricken with floods. “Baby calves were swept into freezing floodwaters, washing up dead along the banks of swollen rivers,” the New York Times reported from the ground in…

Medicare Growth Has Been Flat Since 2010

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. In his latest budget plan, President Trump proposed substantial cuts to Medicare even though he had promised repeatedly on the campaign trail never to do this. Over at NRO, Michael Strain thinks this is fine: I’m with the president on this one. Three cheers for…

EU to Britain: Approve the Brexit Deal or Fuck Off

It looks like rough weather ahead for Great Britain.Kevin Drum Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The EU has spoken: They will not grant a short Brexit extension unless Britain approves the deal negotiated by Theresa May. So that’s that. Approve the deal or crash out of the EU in nine…

Trump Loses Yet Another Federal Case

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Speaking of the Trump administration’s inability to get anything done because they don’t understand the law, today brings yet another example: A federal judge ruled late Tuesday that the Interior Department violated federal law by failing to take into account the climate impact of its…