Mexico

Frontrunning: October 2

  • At least 50 dead in Las Vegas shooting (Reuters)
  • Spanish PM faces crisis after violent secession vote in Catalonia (Reuters)
  • Trump Rejects Dialogue With North Korea (WSJ)
  • HP Enterprise let Russia scrutinize cyberdefense system used by Pentagon (Reuters)
  • Automakers Plan Electric Car Blitz as Tesla Burns Billions (BBG)

"I Thought I Was Middle-Class?"

"When I saw Gary Cohn, bloviating about Trump’s tax plan and how it was going to do wonders for the middle class, I knew I was probably going to get screwed again. And after perusing the outline of their plan, it is certain I will be getting it up the ass once again from my beloved government."

Nomi Prins: The White House As Donald Trump's New Casino

"Theoretically, we still live in a republic, but the question is: Who exactly represents whom in Washington? By now, I think we can take a reasonable guess. When the inevitable conflicts arise and Donald Trump must choose between business and country, between himself and the American people, who do you think will get the pink slip?"

Frontrunning: September 26

  • Demise of Obamacare Repeal Shows How Far GOP Remains From Goal (BBG)
  • Republican’s Latest Tax Plan Has Little Room to Maneuver (WSJ)
  • Mexico in three-day countdown to search for earthquake survivors (Reuters)
  • Oil near 26-month high as Turkey threatens to choke Kurdish exports (Reuters)
  • North Korea bolsters defenses after flight by U.S. bombers as rhetoric escalates (Reuters)

Doesn't Mexico Have Building Codes?

"City councils can pass building code laws all day long, but as long as residents lack the incomes necessary to afford housing, offices, and factory space that's built to withstand earthquakes, there will always be an especially large incentive to cut corners on construction. Innocent people will suffer as a result."