On his visit to California in September 2019, President Donald J. Trump underscored the urgency of the homeless crisis in America’s largest state. On the eve of his visit, the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers issued a special report, “The State of Homelessness in America.” It attributes the problem, correctly, “to decades of misguided and faulty policies” and proposes deregulation of the housing markets, among other solutions.
When Americans talk about drug prices, the conversation is dominated by the eye-popping sticker prices of certain new drugs. We’re all aware of how sky-high prices can make it hard for some patients to afford the drugs they need. Yet few appreciate how patients also lose access to treatments when prices are too low.
Call me a crotchety old guy and you have a point, but I need to vent my angst over a new report from the NewSchools Venture Fund, authored by the very capable Stacey Childress and her colleagues. They’ve landed with many feet on the social and emotional learning (SEL) bandwagon. Indeed, their new “insight brief” proudly declares that “enthusiasm for social emotional learning has reached a fever pitch among policymakers and funders.”
by David Altig, Jose Maria Barrero, Nick Bloom, Steven J. Davis, Brent Meyer, Emil Mihaylov, Nick Parkervia The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Friday, November 1, 2019
Trade worries remain at the forefront of economic news. Average tariffs on Chinese imports now stand at 21 percent, up from 3 percent in March 2018. Earlier this month, President Trump suspended plans for further tariff hikes on Chinese goods. Also this month, the U.S. is rolling out new tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of imports from Europe. On another front, fears are growing that Congress may not approve the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement, the intended successor to the North American Free Trade Agreement.
I really stepped in it this week. In the course of a Fox News interview, host Laura Ingraham began with a breaking news account about Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the top Ukraine expert and director of European Affairs on the National Security Council (NSC).
Seventy-two hours in London this past weekend left me cognizant of at least three things: (1) the need for affordable supersonic flights that shorten the 20-hour roundtrip between San Francisco and Heathrow; (2) how best to avert jet-lag and germ-infested cabin air (he said, reaching for the DayQuil); And . . . (3) who’s in worse political shape these days – the U.S. or the U.K.?
As the mayor of San Diego, I recently visited a new housing complex for veterans to meet a man named Brian. I had heard he was thankful that city crews cleaned up tents that homeless individuals had set up underneath a freeway overpass.
Sex and gender decide our fate more than some like to admit. Men and money make the world go ‘round, after all, and grown men are mostly responsible for society’s most critical decisions surrounding war and peace. Children don’t vote, and women often don’t have a voice.
Hoover Institution fellow Charles Plosser talks about the Fed reducing the interest rates by a quarter-percentage point for the third time this year as well as the Fed signaling a pause in further cuts unless the economic outlook changes materially.
Kiron K. Skinner joined FOX News Channel as a contributor in October 2019 and provides commentary on national and international issues across FOX News Media platforms. Prior to rejoining the network Skinner served as Director of the Office of Policy Planning and Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State at the United States Department of State.
President Trump’s Campaign Ad That Unexpectedly Aired On Wednesday During Game 7 Of The World Series Should Worry Democrats. In 30 Seconds, It Effectively Made The Argument That Could Reelect Him — “Trump: Not Perfect, Just Better.”
Is North Carolina the next to expand Medicaid? The Republican state lawmaker looking to lower the number of uninsured in North Carolina isn’t uttering the phrase “Medicaid expansion” as he pushes his plan to do just that through the GOP-dominated General Assembly.
The Islamic State militant group Thursday announced the successor to its former leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who U.S. officials said killed himself by detonating a suicide vest during a raid last week on his hiding place in northwest Syria.
In May and July of 2018, the citizens of Malaysia and Cambodia went to the polls. Both states were longtime autocracies. Malaysia had been run by essentially the same coalition since it gained independence. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen had dominated the country for more than three decades.
On June 23, 1908, there was a grand celebration in Auburn, in the Finger Lakes region of New York. At the center of the festivities was a seemingly delicate, elderly woman. “With the Stars and Stripes wound about her shoulders, a band playing national airs and a concourse of members of her race gathered about her to pay tribute to her lifelong struggle on behalf of the colored people of America, aged Harriet Tubman Davis, the Moses of her race, yesterday experienced one of the happiest moments of her life, a period to which she has looked forward for a score of years,” wrote The Auburn Citizen.