Trump’s inaction on appointments leaves the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission with too few members to get its work done.
Author: David Cay Johnston
Promoting an industry insider to run the agency that oversees power companies, could mean a big boost for utility rates. More coal mining coming, too.
Congress is preparing to give away millions of acres of public land worth hundreds of billions of dollars. The first move, transferring property owned by all Americans to individual states, was quietly adopted by the House in early January as part of a routine internal rules change.
The writing’s on the wall: Donald Trump’s plan to slap Mexican imports with a 20% tariff—and then to use that money to pay for his border wall—makes no economic sense at all. The worst part? Americans will be paying for it with higher prices on food and manufactured goods.