FROM Marcia Hale
The State of Rail in America High-speed rail is still a pipedream for politicians and the train lines that do exist are slow and expensive. To get a better sense of why the train system in the U.S. lags so far behind other developed countries, we turn to Marcia Hale, president of Building America’s Future.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.