The U.S. government posted its biggest monthly deficit ever in February—$234 billion—and the deficit for fiscal year 2019 is up 40 percent so far. Monthly corporate tax revenue has plunged 32 percent since the Republican tax cut passed.
Counties that hosted campaign rallies for President Trump in 2016 have experienced a 226 percent increase in reported hate crimes, compared with counties that did not host rallies, according to a new study by the University of North Texas.
Twenty-five states could experience “major or moderate flooding” this spring, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Scientists say that up to 13 million people, mostly in the Midwest, could be exposed to severe flooding caused by above-average rainfall and already swollen rivers.
The New York Times
The majority of young Americans are single. Fifty-one percent of Americans between the ages of 18 and 34 say they don’t have a steady romantic partner, compared with 45 percent in 2016 and 33 percent in 2004.
The Washington Post
This year’s flu season has lasted unusually long, with 44 states reporting widespread flu activity and 26 states still experiencing high levels of activity.