Reports from inside the White House convey the impression that Trump is like a temperamental child nyti.ms/2qmSnVU
Here's the growth performance, from 1st quarter of president to 1st of next (truncating Obama at 2016IV) 3/
Taxes on the rich have gone up and down quite a lot: down under Reagan, up under Clinton, down under W, up under Obama 2/
NYPD is, understandably, pissed
Second, New York? New York? Crime at record lows; murder was up slightly in 2015, but went back down to 335 (versus 333 in 2014) last year
This is awesome on two levels. First, DOJ insulting a major-city police department by calling it "soft on crime" justice.gov/opa/pr/departm…
New narrative fits much more with polling gallup.com/poll/208640/ma…
The CA/KS comp -- Brown and Brownback took office same time -- never gets old, because the derp keeps coming middleclasspoliticaleconomist.com/2017/04/how-wr…
Perspective on Trump's claim that dollar is strong "because people have confidence in me"
But what about newspaper publishing, shown in chart. Why isn't this -- job losses around 4X coal employment -- an economic story?
Good to know that policy is being crafted by terrific people, the best people, believe me vanityfair.com/news/2017/04/j…
Why, it's almost as if the missile launch was nothing but a publicity stunt aimed at domestic politics politico.com/magazine/story…
Donald Trump sees riding in a gilded carriage as "essential ingredient" of UK state visit
And it may be accelerating. As Michael Corkery notes nytimes.com/2017/04/15/bus…
Here's department store employment, from the BLS -- decline since 2001 peak is more than 10 times TOTAL coal employment
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4. Notably, US has much more favorable demography than other rich countries, which means more investment opportunities. Working age pop
Headlines at the NYT and Politico. Hmm. Maybe some Trump supporters steadfast, some losing faith? Why we need polls!
China has gone from selling yuan and buying dollars -- weakening currency and adding reserves -- to doing the reverse. But nobody told prez
Live shot of Trump team confronting China youtu.be/7FPELc1wEvk
The president taking the very grave step of ordering the use of a mega-bomb
I made a little timeline of Trump's statements on China and currency manipulation, because what happened yesterday is just amazing.
Trump says dollar is getting too strong "because people have confidence in me". Actually dollar bump basically gone
Funniest part of Trump's currency flip-flop: he said 10 days ago that everyone else is clueless for holding what is now his own position.