Washington Jewish Week: In the Trumpification of the GOP, rising threats confront Jewish Americans

I am afraid. Each day brings news anew that our nation has lost its moral bearings. Whether it’s the president embracing a dictator while scorning cherished allies, border patrol agents ripping families apart or the rising attacks on minorities, I worry that cruelty, insularity and bullying are becoming the hallmarks of our great nation. Recently,…

CNN: Trump-Macron phone call went ‘terrible’

A call between President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron last week that focused on trade and immigration went badly and saw Macron be highly critical of Trump’s policies, two sources familiar with the call told CNN. “Just bad. It was terrible,” one of the sources told CNN. “Macron thought he would be able to speak his mind, based…

The Hill: Trump refugee nominee demanded reparations from DACA Recipients

President Trump’s nominee to head the State Department’s office for refugees wrote last year that recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program should pay restitution to Americans for illicit use of Social Security numbers. Ronald Mortensen, a fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) and former foreign service officer, was tapped by Trump…

Trade policy should boost GDP, not reward specific industries

The threat of new tariffs on auto imports hit share prices of some foreign carmakers last Thursday, but broader equity markets shrugged off the possibility of a renewed trade war. Indeed, there were only modest changes in stock prices of U.S. carmakers that presumably would benefit most from auto tariffs. Market participants appear to have quickly…