FROM Paul Ashworth
Drop in Gross Domestic Product Could Have Been Worse The US economy shrank last year, but not as fast as expected. Instead of a predicted drop of 5.1 percent, it was only 3.8. That's hardly good news. Paul Ashworth, who analyzes the US economy for foreign investors and large banks, is senior US economist at Capital Economics in Toronto.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.