The US economy will grow an additional $7 trillion over the next decade as a surge in immigration creates a larger labor force and increases demand for goods and services, according to a new estimate from the Congressional Budget Office. read more
Interesting dive into statistics on Republican voters who say they will not vote for Trump. read more
On Thursday, the U.S. government sold the Federal Helium Reserve, a massive underground stockpile based in Amarillo, Texas, that supplies up to 30% of the country's helium. Once the deal is finalized, the buyer " which will likely be the highest bidder, the industrial gas company Messer " will claim some 425 miles of pipelines spanning Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, plus about 1 billion cubic feet of the only element on Earth cold enough to make an MRI machine work.I know many, especially conservatives, who think it's a great idea to privatize anything and everything. But this seems like a bad idea.
The latest Consumer Price Index report reveals an uncomfortable reality for Southern Republicans. Despite a national cooling trend in inflation, their regions are buckling under persistent price surges, with Texas and Florida's metropolitan areas leading the way. read more
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The civil rights probe found that Black students, who make up about 1% of the district's 74,000 students, had been disciplined more harshly than their white peers for similar behavior. District officials admitted to federal investigators that years of discipline data demonstrated a trend of staff treating students of color differently than white students, but the district had done nothing to correct the disparities, federal investigators said.read more