MAKE AMERICA MATE AGAIN: “Shortly before Christmas, the U.S. Census Bureau put some coal in the nation’s holiday stocking. It released data highlighting a worrisome trend: The population grew a subdued 0.7 percent, the lowest rate of growth since the Great Depression years of 1936 and 1937.” Birthrates always fall under socialism. They’ll rise again over the next few years, if things go as expected.