– The Atlantic
David Weil, the former Labor Department Wage and Hour Administrator, discusses his tenure at the agency and the concept behind “strategic enforcement,” as well as what the department may look like in the new administration.
– The New York Times
In his address to Congress Tuesday evening, President Trump leaned on some of his standard crowd pleasers: immigration, jobs, terrorism. But he also revived one of his more surprising proposals, first introduced on the campaign trail last year: “My administration wants to work with members of both parties to make child care accessible and affordable,” he said.
Parts of the stock market have reached record highs since Donald Trump took office. NPR’s Scott Simon talks to Bloomberg View’s Joe Nocera about how immigration restrictions could affect the economy, especially in the context of large scale infrastructure proposals.
– The Washington Post
Unusual weather in the Southwest could cause a nationwide salad shortage later this month. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg (lettuce): Scientists say the weird weather is probably caused by climate change – which means these sorts of problems are likely to happen again.