Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama, reacts to President Trump's tweet asking if Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell or Chinese President Xi Jinping is the bigger enemy to America.
Posted on: 23 August 2019 | 1:50 pm
President Donald Trump has a lot of power to make things happen in this country. He can move economic markets with a single tweet. He can destroy a Republican's political career on a whim (see "Flake, Jeff"). He can declare national emergencies -- even if they aren't actual national emergencies.
Posted on: 23 August 2019 | 1:49 pm
Jupiter's turbulent beauty comes from its wild atmosphere full of storms, artfully swirling clouds and big bands of color wrapping around the gas giant. But astronomers wanted to understand what's happening beneath those thick clouds to cause the storms and eruptions.
Posted on: 23 August 2019 | 1:37 pm
A Georgia mother fatally shot the two adult children she had with a City of Atlanta official before killing herself, police and a spokesman for the official said Thursday.
Posted on: 23 August 2019 | 11:59 am
Many people of all political persuasions and backgrounds were rightly horrified at the videos that appeared to show high school students in an affluent Los Angeles suburb singing Nazi songs and making the Nazi salute. Sadly, this was just the latest incident of young Americans evoking this nightmarish past.
Posted on: 23 August 2019 | 9:48 am
Early on in the fourth season of "Seinfeld," Jerry Seinfeld and his friend George Costanza fly to Los Angeles to pitch a sitcom to NBC. George's idea? A show about nothing. The idea is swiftly met with confusion. No plot? Nothing happens?
Posted on: 23 August 2019 | 8:32 am
This week, a video of American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter Amber Galloway Gallego working alongside rapper Twista, described by The Root as "the fastest rapping MC in the world," went viral.
Posted on: 23 August 2019 | 6:20 am
Florida has put to death the man known as the "I-95 killer," who was convicted of killing three people and admitted to killing several more in a 1994 spree targeting gay men.
Posted on: 23 August 2019 | 12:08 am
CNN's Rene Marsh investigates Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, and their effects across the US. The CDC says PFAS are found in the bloodstreams of nearly all Americans, and they have been linked to many ailments including liver cancer, thyroid problems and birth defects.
Posted on: 22 August 2019 | 12:53 pm
This past spring, my daughters and I noticed a bird's nest in our backyard, less than a foot from the kitchen window. The nest was cradled where the branches of our birch tree and our Rose of Sharon had overgrown into each other. For years, my mother had suggested that I should trim both sets of branches. And—like so many great ideas—it was one of those tasks on the to-do list that I didn't get done.
Posted on: 22 August 2019 | 6:15 am
Warning bells are going off about a possible recession in America, perhaps in time for the 2020 election. The key to whether the US economy keeps growing or stalls rests largely on consumers, and whether or not they keep spending.
Posted on: 21 August 2019 | 9:18 am