“Well, you know, people say, ‘Why does Iowa go first, why does New Hampshire go first,’ but I think that having so many Southern states go first kind of distorts reality as well,” Sanders said, adding that he performs better in more "progressive" states. … [Read more...] about Sanders once complained about early southern primaries, said calendar ‘distorts reality’
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Fewer than 150,000 Americans work in the steel industry. More than 950,000 work in motor-vehicle and auto-parts manufacturing. A policy that imposes tariffs on steel imports — but not on imported vehicles — aids a minor American industry at the expense of a major one. The president is about to incentivize car makers to relocate production outside of America’s borders, by making one of their product’s core inputs cheaper in Windsor, Ontario, than in Detroit, Michigan. And the metal tariffs would inflict similar hardships on other manufacturing industries, while sharply raising costs for the nation’s construction industry — thereby increasing the obstacles to commercial development. … [Read more...] about Trump Bids Good-bye to Gary Cohn — and Empirical Reality
Before the June 2018 election, Prop. F’s critics, like the San Francisco Apartment Association, which represents the interests of landlords, argued that most evictions were done for justifiable reasons, like a failure to pay rent or when a tenant causes a nuisance in the building. Monday’s report indicated that 56% of the full-service eviction cases were for “fault” evictions, in which a landlord claims a tenant’s actions warrant eviction. … [Read more...] about San Francisco’s new eviction-prevention program is working, but is it enough?
That’s why there’s been only episodic coverage of Sanders’ inability to say exactly how he’d pay for his Medicare plan—he wrote the damn bill—even though similar questions contributed to Warren’s decline. That’s why there has been only glancing coverage of the controversial things Bernie has said over the years—he just gave Fidel Castro a mixed review on “60 Minutes”—and past positions that now sound unpalatable. … [Read more...] about The massive media miscalculation on Bernie Sanders, and why he needs more scrutiny
Just because the Robertsons try and put their faith first, doesn't mean the redneck royal family isn't immune to some of the hazards of fame. The family sat down for one of their weekly dinners to set up some ground rules before they signed on for the reality show. … [Read more...] about ‘Duck Dynasty’ star Sadie Robertson: Fame is not an excuse to lose your faith