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Catherine Rampell: The deficit has gotten worse. This shouldn’t be a surprise.

This week, the Congressional Budget Office released its latest estimate for the federal budget deficit for the fiscal year that just ended. The number – nearly $1 trillion – should …


Catherine Rampell: Trump has a dream team for mismanaging a recession

If we have an economic downturn, Donald Trump might or might not be the cause. But you know what would unequivocally be his fault, rather than fickle fortune? A badly


Catherine Rampell: Trump’s Mexico tariffs are deeply stupid

President Trump’s decision to impose new and higher tariffs on Mexico is so mind-bogglingly stupid, it’s hard to keep track of all the reasons it’s dumb. Here are a few.


Catherine Rampell: The worst thing Barr did this week had nothing to do with the Mueller report

The worst thing that Attorney General William P. Barr did this week arguably had nothing to do with possible contempt of Congress or the Mueller report. It had to do …


Catherine Rampell: Trump did what he always does and changed his mind. Why was Congress surprised?

The only way to deal with Donald Trump is to not do deals with Donald Trump. The private sector has learned this; when will Congress?


Catherine Rampell: Keystone Cops capture U.S. economy

The Keystone Cops are officially in charge of our economy. Markets have been plunging, with the S&P 500 down 20 percent from its September peak. A lot of factors have …


Catherine Rampell: Millennials aren’t breaking traditions. They’re just broke.

Millennials are a murderous bunch, a generation of homicidal maniacs. At least that’s the impression you get from reading news stories about my generation.


Catherine Rampell: Barbie better, but still misses mark

Lego’s groundbreaking female-scientists set sold out almost immediately after it was released this month. But never fear, fans of feminist toys: A new Barbie doll, now in stock, also is …


Catherine Rampell: Women a valuable asset at the polls

In their denouncements of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, Hillary Clinton and other Democrats have been accused of pandering to single women — the so-called “Beyoncé voter” demographic, as …