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Above the Fold

Above the FoldJun 18, 2018 - 9:00am
Hands shaking a piggy bank.

Entitlements: A Slow Motion Crisis

Our government has a responsibility to protect Social Security and Medicare but is currently failing to meet that responsibility.

Above the FoldJun 15, 2018 - 4:45pm
China and U.S. flags superimposed on shipping containers.

Quick Take: Your Primer on Trump’s China Tariffs

Tariffs fall squarely on the shoulders of American consumers, manufacturers, farmers, and ranchers.

Above the FoldJun 13, 2018 - 4:30pm
Pills and pill bottle of oxycodone.

Quick Take: Your Primer on Opioid Week in the House

Opioid abuse and addiction has become a nation-wide epidemic. More than 300,000 Americans have died from opioid overdoses since 2000.

Above the FoldJun 11, 2018 - 9:00am
U.S. steel prices have risen 40% since January 2018.

Costs of Recent Trade Policies Rack Up

The administration is right to call attention to trade barriers that American companies face but strategy must aim at the right problems.

Above the FoldJun 08, 2018 - 1:30pm
A tugboat guides a cargo ship into the Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, CA.

Chronicle of a Trade Debacle Foretold

To understand the dangers of protectionist trade policies look at Latin American history.

Above the FoldJun 07, 2018 - 4:15pm

The Social Security and Medicare Trustee’s Annual Not-So-Friendly Reminder

Social Security's combined trust fund is projected to be exhausted in 2034.

Above the FoldJun 07, 2018 - 1:15pm
An employee welds together a frame for a sports utility vehicle at the General Motors assembly plant in Arlington, TX.

New Tariffs Threaten to Torpedo America’s Economic Resurgence

The administration should pursue thoughtful actions that address unfair trade practices for American businesses in global markets.

Above the FoldJun 07, 2018 - 11:00am
Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), speaks at a Senate Banking, Housing & Urban Affairs Committee hearing.

We Have the Opportunity to Make CFPB More Accountable and Transparent

Recommended improvements include reforming how the bureau engages with industry and addressing concerns about its complaint database.

Above the FoldJun 05, 2018 - 4:15pm
USB and U.S. Chamber Commercial Construction Index, Q2 2018: 73

Commercial Contractors are Confident about the Economy but Worry about Labor Shortages and Tariffs

USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index was 73 in the second quarter of 2018.