A Presidential transition

President Donald Trump isn’t the only one with a new job. Since Inauguration Day, positions up and down the federal bureaucracy have been filled with new people, working side by side with the legions of employees who have spent their entire careers in government. It’s a challenging situation for any new administration. In an interview with…

Trump’s affect on the economy

Raphael Bostic joined KPCC’s Take Two roundtable discussion along with other economic experts discussing the new president’s affect on the economy.  In terms of low-income housing pre-Trump, there was investment of federal money in housing assistance.  Without the funds, there is a domino effect on the difficulties that will cause on those with low incomes. If those go away, it…

California prepares to lead national revolt against the new president

California, as a whole, did not vote for Trump.  What are the implications for a liberal state? ….For all the forces arrayed against Trump in California, the federal government has several relatively easy ways to punish a rogue state. “We’re screwed,” glumly concludes University of Southern California political scientist Sherry Bebitch Jeffe when [asked how] she reacted to Trump’s…

Frank Zerunyan contributes to article on economic nationalism

The Christian Science Monitor article, “Can ‘economic nationalism’ keep more jobs in US?”  quotes Frank Zerunyan about an impending wave of economic nationalism among Rust Belt voters. Two decades of various presidencies … have continued this ignorance of middle America, the Rust Belt – this notion of being enamored by the rest of the world before…