Based on provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017.
The United States falls in the lowest quartile of countries for breastfeeding rates and the nation continues to experience rising levels of obesity
The death—whether permanent or temporary—of the Budget Control Act was long awaited, and will no doubt have some positive affects for the readiness of the U.S. military.
When Congress goes to pass funding for Fiscal Year 2019, lawmakers will discover that the sum of tax cuts and spending increases will virtually assure that federal deficits will reach $1 trillion in FY19. Americans can’t afford—literally and figuratively—to ignore the looming return of $1 trillion annual federal deficits and the waterfall of impacts they will create.