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Unions Representing Air Traffic Controllers, Pilots, and Flight Attendants Just Issued an Incredibly Dire Warning

David J. Phillip/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. On Wednesday night, unions representing aviation workers—including air traffic controllers, pilots, and flight attendants—released an ominous statement warning that the ongoing government shutdown, now in its 33rd day, poses serious safety risks for its members and for the larger traveling public.  “It…

BREAKING: Davos Billionaires Hate High Taxes

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Here is today’s least surprising headline: According to the Washington Post, Michael Dell was asked what he thought about a 70 percent tax rate on income over $10 million. However, the audience “burst into laughter” before he could answer. Eventually the answer turned out to…

GoFundMe Campaigns. Payday Loans. McDonald’s Shifts. The Painful Reality of Surviving Trump’s Shutdown.

A furloughed government worker during a silent protest against the ongoing partial government shutdown.Andrew Harnik/AP Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The partial government shutdown forced Jason Muzzey, an Agriculture Department contractor in Kansas City, Missouri, to stop work the day after Christmas. He hasn’t been back since. Now, without a…

Build a Fence and Crime Will … Do Nothing

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Apparently President Trump has decreed that the new Republican slogan is “Build a wall and crime will fall.” As we all know, what he really means by “wall” is a steel bollard fence, just like the one we finished building in 2010 over about 600…

The Rich Are Different From You and Me

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. From the Wall Street Journal: Billionaire Ken Griffin, who is becoming almost as known for his prodigious purchases as he is for his investment acumen, has closed on a New York penthouse for roughly $238 million. The deal sets a record for the highest-priced home…