Chesapeake Bay’s Booming Oyster Industry Is Alarmed By Trump’s EPA Budget Cuts

Ryan Coxton resurrected his family’s oyster business in 2001 from the same muddy swath of Virginia river bottom his great-grandfather leased 102 years earlier. The slippery, jagged-shelled bivalves became so popular in the decades after the Civil War that a gold rush ensued in the Chesapeake Bay and its teeming estuaries, at times spurring violent […]

Donald Trump’s Silence On The Fed Interest Rate Hike Speaks Volumes

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump loved to rail against the Federal Reserve board’s chair, Janet Yellen, during the final months of his presidential campaign. He claimed that Yellen, who was appointed by former President Barack Obama, was refusing to raise the Fed’s benchmark interest rate to bolster Obama politically with an artificially inflated economy. By extension, Trump implied, […]

FIFA: Trump’s Travel Ban Could Hurt U.S. Efforts To Host The 2026 World Cup

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Thursday warned the United States and President Donald Trump that banning travelers from six Muslim-majority countries could negatively affect the country’s chances of hosting the 2026 World Cup. The U.S. Soccer Federation, the sport’s American governing body, has been considering a bid ― whether by itself or in a joint effort […]

Two More Patriots Players Decide Not To Visit Trump’s White House

New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and defensive end Chris Long both said Thursday that they will not visit the White House to celebrate the team’s victory in Super Bowl LI, bringing the total number of Patriots players who plan to skip the customary trip to at least five. Tight end Martellus Bennett, linebacker […]

Tech Giants Rail Against Donald Trump’s Immigrant Ban In Legal Brief

Nearly 100 powerhouse companies, including Apple, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Twitter and Microsoft filed an amicus — “friend of the court” — brief late Sunday against President Donald Trump’s immigration ban. The brief was written in support of a lawsuit filed by Washington State and joined by Minnesota that on Friday won a temporary nationwide restraining […]

Athletes Brace For Effects Of Donald Trump’s Order Targeting Muslims

President Donald Trump’s executive order banning Syrian refugees and preventing travelers from several Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States has left people stranded in airports across the country and resulted in others being turned away at the door. Its impact has already been felt in the film industry, and there are growing concerns that […]

5 Groups Of Americans Who’ll Get Shafted Under Trump’s Hiring Freeze

It’s been several days, which makes it seems like old news in Donald Trump’s frenetic and disordered world. But this will affect a lot of us, so it’s important. Trump, in what’s been hyped as an “unprecedented” move, has instituted a freeze on the hiring of federal employees. Hyperbole aside (it’s hardly unprecedented, since Ronald […]

Trump’s Trade Rep Pick Gets Some Actual Praise From Progressives

WASHINGTON ― Robert Lighthizer, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to serve as the next U.S. trade representative, is drawing some positive reviews from progressive critics of current U.S. trade policies. They look at his history and predict he’ll prioritize greater enforcement of existing trade laws ― to the benefit of American workers ― over signing onto new […]