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17 WTF Items From Donald Trump's Budget

He gave the rich a tax cut – and now the president's budget takes aim at the poor<p>Donald Trump has unveiled his budget for next year – a document no …

Donald Trump
Consumer Protection

Deja vu? It's looking like 1987 again for the US economy

Weak dollar, rising inflation, recession memories fading, new hand at the Fed … and meltdown?<p>It is August 1987 and the US economy is humming along. Memories of the deep recession earlier in the decade are fading fast. Tom Wolfe is about to publish The Bonfire of the Vanities, which captures …

Economics

Can Government Officials Have You Arrested for Speaking to Them?

The Supreme Court faces a test of the authority of politicians to use police to silence their critics.<p>If a citizen speaks at a public meeting and says something a politician doesn’t like, can the citizen be arrested, cuffed, and carted off to the hoosegow?<p>Suppose that, during this fraught …

There's A Good Reason Feds Don't Call White Guys Terrorists, Says DOJ Domestic Terror Chief

Federal law doesn't make domestic terrorism a stand-alone crime. As a result, law enforcement is "somewhat reluctant" to call domestic extremists "terrorists."<p>WASHINGTON ― Every time a white man tries to kill Americans en masse, people ask law enforcement officers, politicians and journalists the …

How one couple adapted their tiny home to welcome a baby

Those who are skeptical about tiny house living often point to the potential challenges of having kids when it comes to living in such a small space. …

Warren Buffett Destroys Trump's Economic Policy Without Mentioning Him Once

Warren Buffett has a message for the Trump White House: trickle-down economics don’t work.<p>As the third-richest man in the world with a net worth of …

Post-Equifax, Failure of US Lawmakers to Protect Data-Breach Victims is Glaring

If at any point last year you thought all the blustering in Congress over the Equifax breach would result in anything meaningful, let me be the first …

To fight cyber crime, we need swords, not just shields

For three decades after the Cold War ended, Americans lived with confidence that their lives and assets were protected by the unchallenged U.S. …

The GOP tax plan creates one of the largest new loopholes in decades

The tax plan that<p>President Trumpsigned into law last week creates one of the largest new loopholes in decades: a 20% deduction for "pass-through income."<p>Pass-through income is business income that is immediately "passed through" to the owner's personal tax return, thereby avoiding the corporate …

Retirement

Bob Corker Facing Ethics Questions? What a Surprise

The Tennessee senator's financial success has been one of Washington's open questions for years<p>So Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is in trouble now, …

Driving

Seth Meyers takes down the Republican tax plan

Welp, the Republicans passed their tax plan through Congress on Wednesday, which includes huge tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. The middle …

Trump just admitted the GOP’s tax cuts were deceptively sold

President Trump was so excited about passing his first major piece of legislation Wednesday that he blurted out that the Republican Party had misrepresented the entire bill, handing Democrats some potentially troublesome talking points for the 2018 midterm elections.<p>Speaking at the White House just …

Paul Ryan

The Workers Paradise

I am not appalled that the Republican tax bill cuts the corporate tax rate to 21 percent. Some of my liberal friends treat this as a moral horror and trot out all sorts of awful distributional tables to prove it. But the fact is that Barack Obama repeatedly proposed cutting it to 28 percent and the …

Robert Reich: The Three Big Lies About Trump’s Tax Plan

<i>This article first appeared on RobertReich.org.</i><p>Here are the three main Republican arguments in favor of the Republican tax plan, followed by the …

Koch Brothers Are Cities' New Obstacle to Building Broadband

The three Republican commissioners now in power at the FCC voted this week to erase the agency's legal authority over high-speed Internet providers. …

The Republicans Are What We Thought They Were

First, they pass tax cuts and run up the deficit. Then, they use the deficit to “prove” spending is out of control, and start slashing entitlement …

Sarah Sanders just made a hugely offensive allegation against the media

<b>(CNN) —</b> White House press secretary Sarah Sanders isn't a big fan of the media.<p>Which is, of course, her right. The relationship between any White House and any press corps tasked with covering that White House is almost always fraught and fractious.<p>But, on Monday, Sanders made an accusation that …

Donald Trump

The Theory of the Universal Basic Income

Welfare programs are among the most controversial in modern society. Between the costs, stereotypes of low-income people, and the general human …

FBI agroterrorism symposium discusses new threats

Is Agro-Terrorism a Threat to the US?

Is our food threatened by agroterrorism?

An Expert Explains Why the Republican Tax Bill Is 'Malpractice'

As the GOP attempts to jam a major piece of legislation through, Congress watchers are crying foul.<p>The most important thing happening on Capitol Hill right now is the Republican push for tax reform, which would alter the economy in major ways while giving major benefits to corporations and the …

Titanic

This solar hydropanel can pull 10 liters of drinking water per day out of the air

<b>SOURCE is a solar-powered and self-contained device capable of harvesting up to 10 liters of clean drinking water per day from the air.</b><p>By harvesting …

House G.O.P. Tax Writers Take Aim at College Tuition Benefits

WASHINGTON — The moment the last of Fred Vautour’s five children walked across the stage as a Boston College graduate was priceless.<p>Not only did Mr. Vautour have the rare distinction of handing each of his children their diplomas, but he was also able to pay for their nearly 18 years of schooling …

College & University

Two-part tiny house comes with its own mobile porch & greenhouse (Video)

There have been a number of recent examples of tiny home builders thinking a bit more out of the tiny box: such as connecting two tiny houses …

Amazon Will Now Deliver a Tiny House Directly to Your Door

No longer content to just deliver everything under the sun <i>to</i> your house, Amazon will now deliver you an actual house. A shipping container house to …

America's Best Small Cities to Move to Before They Get Too Popular

The best small towns to visit in America are easy to commit to for a weekend. It doesn’t take much to fall in love with Main Street; all you need is …

Peek Inside This Shipping Container House in Brooklyn

On a corner in Williamsburg, you'll spot a unique house: A townhome built from the ground up using 21 shipping containers that were sliced to give …

Why in the world would anyone want a wooden nail?

<b>Beck Fasteners totally nails it with the Lignoloc.</b><p>Nails are wonderful things; the invention of the cheap wire nail made them into a cheap mass …