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The Unworkable Math of Trump’s Budget

Regardless of the details, the budget released Tuesday by the Trump administration was likely to be met with opposition from the Democrats for the scope of the cuts it proposed to programs that help low-income Americans. But, big-picture…

Jack Ewing on Volkswagen’s Diesel Cheating

Herbie the Love Bug was dreamt up by Adolf Hitler. The iconic Volkswagen Beetle, as it came to be known, was originally marketed to the subjects of the Third Reich as the KdF-wagen, or “strength through joy”-car. Few Beetles were actually…

The World Is Running Out of Sand

A report said that sand and gravel mining “greatly exceeds natural renewal rates.”CreditIllustration by Javier Jaén The final event of last year’s beach-volleyball world tour was held in Toronto, in September, in a parking lot at the edge

A Bipartisan Way to Improve Medical Care

CreditIllustration by Golden Cosmos William Stanley Jevons, the nineteenth-century English economist, once wrote to a friend that he’d had no special ambition as a young man. He just did what he had to do. After his father went bankrupt in

Survivors Respond to ‘My Family’s Slave’

As numerous readers have written, one of the most moving aspects of “My Family’s Slave” is that Alex Tizon was able to honor Eudocia Tomas Pulido, whom he knew as Lola, by telling her story—while one of the tragedies is that Pulido was…

Google is making mobile ads much faster

Google announced at its Marketing Next Conference in San Francisco today that the speed of AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages — the mobile articles you see on your phone carousel at the top of Google search) is being applied to search &…

Trump’s budget doesn’t touch drug pricing

2:40am ET/ 9:40am GMT+3: President Trump and Melania departed King David hotel in Israel en route to Bethlehem. Several signs dotted the streets just past the border into Palestine with Trump and Abbas' faces that read "The City of Peace…

Google wants to count more than just clicks

2:40am ET/ 9:40am GMT+3: President Trump and Melania departed King David hotel in Israel en route to Bethlehem. Several signs dotted the streets just past the border into Palestine with Trump and Abbas' faces that read "The City of Peace…

The Vicious Cycle of Retail’s Decline

Springfield, OHIO—The Upper Valley Mall here used to be a place that drew in shoppers. Now it looks like a fortress designed to keep them out. The concrete façade of the empty department store looms large at one end, the letters that once…

New Ford CEO: "we've got a huge opportunity"

Jim Hackett, who yesterday was named Ford Motor Company president and CEO, told me in a phone interview that he hopes to transform the carmaker in part through a ferocious focus on competitive technologies like self-driving cars, where…