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  1. vision 2020
    For Trump in 2020: It’s the Virus, Stupid!Trump’s negative job-approval assessments for COVID-19 are dragging down all his other numbers, with little time to recover before the election.
  2. vision 2020
    Why Doesn’t Trump Spend the Tax Dollars Necessary to Save His Presidency?Trump and Republicans don’t have the courage or imagination to work with Democrats to improve conditions in the country for their own benefit.
  3. zoomers
    COVID Has Sent Millions of Adult Zoomers Back HomeThe coronavirus recession has hit young Americans especially hard.
  4. vision 2020
    Trump’s Plan: Run As Outsider Against ‘Incumbent’ Non-President BidenTrump of all people cannot overcome his incessant claims of presidential greatness and campaign for reelection as some sort of insurgent.
  5. vision 2020
    Economic ‘Comeback’ Is Not Making Trump More PopularSo far, good, if tentative, economic news is being overshadowed by entrenched negative reactions to Trump’s personality and leadership style.
  6. vision 2020
    Biden’s Polling Lead Over Trump Is Getting Seriously LargeWith five months to go, Biden’s leading nationally by a comfortable margin and also in six battleground states Trump won in 2016.
  7. protests
    Don’t Expect Any Big, Unifying Speech From Trump. That’s Not Who He Is.Our president is a divider, not a uniter
  8. vision 2020
    Could an Economic Rebound Sweep Trump to Victory?A “V-shaped recession” with a sharp recovery might place voters in a good mood in November. But perceptions of Trump may be unshakable.
  9. vision 2020
    Trump May Use Coronavirus to Beg for a Second Term to Finish the JobOne way to avoid a referendum election during hard times is to only own the record you had before disaster struck.
  10. vision 2020
    If He Wants to Save the Country, Biden Needs to Understand Obama’s FailuresIf he wins, Biden will face challenges more daunting than those Obama faced, and failed to vanquish, in 2009. He’ll need to aim higher.
  11. vision 2020
    Could Trump Go the Way of Herbert Hoover?“The Great Humanitarian” was remembered as feckless and cruel. Can the feckless and cruel Trump fare better in a national catastrophe?
  12. vision 2020
    The Trump Doomsday Scenario: Like W. After KatrinaMismanaging the pandemic even as it spreads in red America could hurt Trump with his own base enough to make him as unpopular as W. after Katrina.
  13. coronavirus
    Georgia Risks Second Coronavirus Wave With Sudden Reopening of BusinessesThe state’s “politically incorrect conservative” governor jumps to the head of the pack in ending lockdowns before testing capacity is in place.
  14. vision 2020
    Trump’s Once-Rosy Reelection Prospects Are Darkening RapidlyWithout a booming economy to claim, Trump’s mediocre job-approval ratings are likely to be a ceiling, rather than a floor, on his support.
  15. coronavirus
    Pelosi Offers House Plan As Senate Fights Over Coronavirus Economic Relief BillHouse bill may work its way into Senate negotiations, or could serve as an alternative if Republicans prevail in the upper chamber.
  16. coronavirus
    Trump Already Losing Patience With Being Semi-ResponsibleIf markets continue to tumble, Trump may try to simply call off the coronavirus crisis before the spread of the illness is stopped.
  17. vision 2020
    Yes, Trump’s Job-Approval Ratings Are Finally RisingIt’s unclear whether it’s real and will last, but it’s happening at the perfect time for Trump.
  18. adulting
    Well, Apparently the ‘Adulting’ Industry Is BoomingAn increasing number of college students and postgrads are enrolling in “adulting” classes.
  19. vision 2020
    Maybe Economic Prosperity Isn’t Trump’s Best Friend After AllFresh evidence from 2018 suggests people experiencing a stronger economy may lean Democratic, which could be why Trump is doubling down on racism.
  20. the top line
    Trump’s Failure to Control the Fed Is a Huge Problem for His Trade PolicyEven though the economy is good, Trump still thinks trade deficits are bad. But the tools he hopes to use to fight them aren’t going to work.
  21. vision 2020
    Team Trump Worried About 2020 OverconfidenceObjectively, Trump has little reason to feel confident, much less overconfident, about reelection.
  22. trump tax cuts
    Tax Refunds Are Down by $6 Billion. That’s a Threat to Trump — and the Economy.Millions of Americans were expecting big rebates that never came. That could put a dent in the economy, and Trump’s reelection hopes.
  23. 2018 midterms
    The Toxic Cycle That Keeps Republicans Focused on Culture WarTrump’s staunching his party’s losses by revving up its culture-obsessed base. That will make this strategy even more central in the future.
  24. 2018 midterms
    Why Trump Isn’t Talking More About the EconomyOctober’s jobs report may look promising, but American workers still face significant economic pressure from other angles.
  25. the economy
    There’s Plenty of Economic Anxiety in America. It’s Hurting Trump Politically.Yes, the economy is doing well overall, but those left out of the bounty are not very happy with Donald Trump or his party.
  26. economy
    With Health Care Eating U.S. Paychecks, Work Doesn’t Mean Financial SecurityA new study shows rising U.S. health care costs are keeping wages low, undercutting the idea that a job, on its own, is the path out of poverty.
  27. trump tweets
    Trump: U.S. Protects the Middle East — Also, Kills Millions of Its PeopleTwo days after saying the U.S. killed millions of Iraqis, Trump warns “the Middle East” that it “would not be safe” without America’s protection.
  28. economy
    As Chinese Learn to Cope With Trump’s Trade War, Americans Are Still Set to LoseTrump’s belligerent, zero-sum trade policies will ultimately hurt American consumers and are already driving other countries to work around us.
  29. 2018 elections
    Voters Hate Trump More Than They Like This EconomyTrump’s approval rating is falling, even as wages and consumer confidence rise. That suggests the economy won’t save Republicans in November.
  30. jobs report
    Jobs Report: Wages Are Rising, and Fewer Americans Are Stuck in Part-time JobsInflation is still trimming nominal pay gains. But overall, American workers are doing better than they have in a long time.
  31. trade deficit
    As Trump Doles Out Tariffs, the U.S. Trade Deficit SoarsThe trade deficit rose 10 percent in July, putting the U.S. on pace for its widest annual gap in a decade.
  32. Trump Vows to Pull U.S. Out of WTO If ‘They Don’t Shape Up’Meanwhile, the president is reportedly planning to impose tariffs on another $200 billion worth of Chinese goods next week.
  33. economy
    Despite Talks With China, Trump Is in No Rush to Call Off His Trade WarChina is eager to make a deal, but the administration wants to tighten the screws with more tariffs first.
  34. pay gap
    CEOs Are Now 312 Times More Valuable to Society Than Ordinary AmericansThe CEO-Worker pay gap grew in 2017, as America’s bosses increased their value to society (as determined by the infallible market) by 18 percent.
  35. the national interest
    Why Does Trump Get More Credit Than Obama for the Same Economy?Trump’s greatest political asset is an economy doing no better than the one he inherited. Why does he benefit when Democrats didn’t?
  36. American Capitalism Can No Longer Afford to Let Workers Retire in DignityWhile political elites warn that Social Security will “bankrupt the country,” the bankruptcy rate among America’s elderly is soaring.
  37. Campaign on Taxes or Culture War? GOP, Trump Divided on Midterm MessageRepublicans are vulnerable in different kinds of districts, some where Trump’s rhetoric is attractive and others where it’s toxic.
  38. Trump Predicts 9 Percent Growth, Budget Surplus by End of PresidencyThe president just set extremely realistic expectations for himself in an interview with Sean Hannity.
  39. Why Economic Growth Might Be Weaker Than It LooksAmerica’s GDP grew by 4 percent last quarter. But that figure is inflated by trade-war distortions and short-term spending.
  40. New Study Confirms That American Workers Are Getting Ripped OffU.S. workers get a smaller share of growth, less job security, and fewer unemployment benefits than laborers in nearly every other developed country.
  41. Dow Tumbles As Trump Escalates Trade War With ChinaThe president has now threatened to impose tariffs on $450 billion worth of Chinese goods — and China has promised to respond in kind.
  42. Most Americans’ Wages Have Actually Declined Over the Past YearRising inflation has consumed the working class’s modest wage gains, leaving most Americans’ real incomes 0.1 percent lower than they were a year ago.
  43. global economy
    How Will We Know When the Trade War Starts?The response of our allies shows that Trump has taken the U.S. into unknown territory — and the health of the global economy is on the line.
  44. The Polls Are Swinging to the Democrats AgainThe 2018 Democratic wave: Now you see it, now you don’t, now you see it again.
  45. Dow Drops Nearly 400 Points, Amid Rising Global Political InstabilityWith a constitutional crisis looming in Italy — and trade war brewing between the U.S. and China — traders fled risk Tuesday.
  46. Unemployment Falls to Lowest Level Since 2000 — But Wage Growth Remains TepidThe new jobs report depicts a resolutely good economy — but still not a great one.
  47. Oil Falls After Trump Scolds OPEC For Raising PricesThis may be the first time that the president has prioritized the interests of the American public over those of the fossil fuel industry.
  48. Investor Fears of Democratic Win Could Aid Democratic WinSeems that the S&P averages have often declined just prior to midterm elections.
  49. Why Are Trump’s Approval Ratings on the Rise?He’s more popular now than he was in December — even if that’s not saying much.
  50. Trump Hits China With $50 Billion in Tariffs“This is the first of many,” Trump said as he signed the order. “This is number one — but this is the first of many.”
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