Across the federal government, career employees are reckoning with the prospect of working for a Donald Trump administration. Today, people from the CDC, NLRB, DOT, TSA, and other agencies speak very freely about their hopes and fears.
This past weekend, watching hordes of grown people wander around New York City, phones akimbo, scouring for cartoon characters in real-life places with an enthusiasm rarely conjured for fellow live humans, it became clear to me that Pokémon is the Feds.
Well, it looks like those stimulus checks from the government are starting to trickle in, and everyone is going crazy about what to buy! Apparently the checks are working and May's retail sales were "better than expected" (it turns out when you give people money, they spend it!). However, the May deficit for the…