Fighting Fentanyl

While the Trump administration has made the opioid epidemic a priority, people in communities across the country continue to die in record numbers from fentanyl, and health officials are struggling to provide treatment for tens of thousands more. President Trump has taken a number of steps to confront the crisis, stem the flow of fentanyl into the country from China and Mexico and step up prosecutions of traffickers. Congress also has increased spending on drug treatment.

Trump’s Trade War

President Donald Trump’s announcement regarding his decision to place tariffs on Chinese imports in 2018 further complicated a historically tumultuous relationship between China and the U.S. With Trump’s recent threats to further raise tariffs on hundreds of billions of dollars of Chinese goods, a trade deal between the nations has yet to be negotiated. In …

Handful of banks cling to TARP

The nation has lost one-third of its banks since 2008. But today the list of troubled banks has tumbled, and bank failures are rare.

Interior’s many ‘acting’ positions ‘questionable at best’

David Bernhardt had been acting secretary of the Interior for just over a month before President Donald Trump nominated him to take the position permanently. That made Bernhardt unusual in a department that has struggled for nearly two years to fill key leadership positions.

Trump Inc.

“Everything he touches turns to gold,” Roberts remembered being told. But the gold wore off, starting in 2016. Roberts estimated that his property value decreased by half, as the real-estate market was flooded with unsold Trump hotel rooms.

Collateral Damage

Few police departments are better at finding illegal guns than D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department. But in the day-to-day battle to get guns off the street, residents in some majority-African American neighborhoods say they are being caught in the crossfire between an ongoing epidemic of gun violence and aggressive police tactics.