Global markets are finally getting spooked by Trump’s trade war

July 21, 2018

Getty Images / Mario Tama Global markets are once again worried about the impact of Trump’s trade war. Chinese stocks dropped sharply overnight, with losses then spreading to Europe. Major indexes on the continent are seeing losses of more than 1%. US Futures are also pointing lower, with the Nasdaq set to lose 1% at the opening bell. You can follow global market developments at Markets Insider. The escalation of…


The Trump administration and its critics are going to war over whether his staffers should be able to eat in peace

July 11, 2018

Getty Images President Donald Trump’s top officials are being accosted or ejected from restaurants. It’s the latest battleground between the administration and its critics. The confrontations come as Trump’s controversial border policy dominates the news. Within a week, three of President Donald Trump’s top staffers were confronted as they ate in restaurants.  The confrontations began when Stephen Miller, a senior adviser to the president and a huge force behind the…


Trump’s brutal immigration crackdown is tearing families apart on the basis of 3 false premises

July 8, 2018

Customs and Border Protection’s Rio Grande Valley Sector via Associated Press Trump’s widely-condemned immigration crackdown that is traumatizing children and tearing families apart is based on three false premises.  Contrary to Trump’s rhetoric, there is no immigration crisis. Immigrants are less likely to commit crimes. And immigrants are a boon to the economy, not a drag. Trump’s immigration policies are inconsistent with his purported economic growth goal of 3% to…


Democrats’ best hope to stall Trump’s next Supreme Court justice just collapsed

July 3, 2018

Toya Sarno Jordan/Getty Images Democrats’ best hope of blocking President Donald Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court nomination just fizzled out. Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona said he wouldn’t block Trump’s nominee from getting out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Flake had blocked lower court nominees in hopes of getting a Senate vote to curtail Trump’s tariff powers. Democrats’ best hope of blocking President Donald Trump’s upcoming Supreme Court nomination just…