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Curtis Ellis
Curtis Ellis is the Executive Director of the American Jobs Alliance, an independent non-profit promoting pro-jobs and Buy American policies. Curtis Ellis has worked in Congress and on federal, state and local campaigns. His work as a journalist, producer, writer and reporter has appeared on 60 Minutes, HBO, NBC, CNN, NPR and in the NY Times, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune and other outlets. He hosts a radio show and his commentary has appeared on CNN and MSNBC and radio stations nationwide.

Entries by Curtis Ellis

9 Reasons to head to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico's beachy resort

(2) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 4:18 PM

Mexico is a perennial favorite for American travelers looking for a beach getaway. Yet not all beach destinations were created equal. Some feel like they were built yesterday merely as a place to disgorge jumbo jets. On the other hand, long before tourists discovered it, Puerto Vallarta was a charming...

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Top Indian Eats in London

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2015 | 5:48 PM

London Calling: Eat, Eat, Eat

If New York is a melting pot, London is a curry. Chicken tikka masala, to be precise - it's been declared the national dish of the United Kingdom.

We can thank the queen's subjects for this. They brought their kitchens when...

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Slavery: Reality vs Symbols

(1) Comments | Posted July 24, 2015 | 1:05 PM

The Confederate battle flag has received a lot of attention recently as a symbol of slavery that cannot be tolerated. Politicians of both parties are eager to stuff the offending piece of cloth down the memory hole.

What we are witnessing is the triumph of image over substance once...

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8 Things to Do Mexico City

(2) Comments | Posted February 11, 2015 | 2:46 PM

With the new year come the lists telling us where Americans will be heading in 2015. And they typically include somewhere in Mexico, whether its Cancún, Cabo, or the Riviera Maya.

But Mexico is also home to one of the planet's great urban travel destinations -- a city with...

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Mitch McConnell's China Syndrome

(90) Comments | Posted October 5, 2014 | 7:46 PM

Sen. Mitch McConnell is one of the strongest supporters of free trade and closer ties with China. Some say his attitude is a result of his marriage to Elaine Chao. After all, Jiang Zemin, China's former Communist Party boss and dictator, is a close family friend of the...

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Did Washington Stab Working Americans in the Back?

(1) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 1:21 PM

It's official: Trade with poor countries has destroyed millions of American jobs and lives. A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research confirms what working people have long known: Imports from China are responsible for the loss of over 2 million jobs between 1999...

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Engineers Don't Make Jobs, Jobs Make Engineers: Politicians Got it Wrong Again

(2) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 5:34 PM

Our politicians have been saying if we just get better grades in math, America will always be a leader in innovation even though all the things we invent are made in factories in China.

But now we're told that the inventors who got straight As want to be in...

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Ukraine Exposes Globalism's Flawed Premise

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 12:32 AM

The crisis in Ukraine has done more than expose weaknesses in regional security and international air safety arrangements. It has exposed fundamental flaws in the bedrock assumptions underlying that secular faith known as globalization.

George Ball, liberal State Department and Wall Street apparatchik, stated the first axiom of globalism...

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Music Keeps Us Alive Inside

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 10:07 AM

The amazing film Alive Inside is at once an inspiration, a revelation and j'accuse. No wonder it won the Audience Award at Sundance!

Alive Inside follows social worker Dan Cohen as he attends to nursing home residents suffering from dementia. Dan has made a remarkable discovery: He can...

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8 Things to Do in Taos

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 8:16 PM

Taos, New Mexico is famous for striking scenery, a vibrant mix of Anglo, Hispanic and Native American cultures, and the calaboose where Jack Nicholson was jailed in Easy Rider. Taos still retains a small-town feel even as it now attracts billionaire second-homers, jet setters and other flotsam and jetsam of...

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Hollywood Boycott Threatens TransPacific Partnership

(5) Comments | Posted May 6, 2014 | 5:38 PM

A Hollywood boycott is threatening the Obama administration's TransPacific Partnership agreement (TPP).

The southeast Asian nation of Brunei, a would-be member of the TPP, is under fire from Hollywood and human right activists for adopting a brutal penal code based on Sharia law with punishments including flogging,...

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Great Jobs Report? Not So Fast

(20) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 3:58 PM

While the U.S. economy created 288,000 jobs in April, that's not the number to look at to see how the economy is performing.

Two other numbers released today will tell you all you need to know about where we are and where we are going as a nation.


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'Conflict Oysters': Feds Face Greens in California Food Fight

(12) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 5:28 PM

I can't say much about conflict diamonds but I did have a personal encounter with conflict oysters.

The conflict isn't between armed factions in an African kleptocracy, but between a family farm north of San Francisco and the federal government that wants to shut it down.

I ate...

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The Plan Behind the TransPacific Partnership to Destroy National Sovereignty

(18) Comments | Posted February 25, 2014 | 4:56 PM

The TransPacific Partnership is labelled as a "free trade" magic elixir that will cure all ills - Jobs! Prosperity! World Peace! - but in fact it's a toxic brew that weakens the American body politic and the Constitution. And when you look at how it came about you see that...

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Conservatives Oppose Fast Track, TPP: Poll

(2) Comments | Posted February 18, 2014 | 10:38 AM

A definitive survey of voters shows conservative Republicans oppose President Obama's bid for fast-track authority to complete the TransPacific Partnership. Corporate media consistently characterize the opponents of Obama's trade agenda as "labor unions," but the fact is conservative voters loathe it as well. Despite overwhelming opposition among GOP base voters,...

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Buenos Aires Without Tears

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 10:41 AM

Porteños, as the residents of Buenos Aires are known, pride themselves on living in the Paris of South America. As you stroll the city's broad boulevards styled after the Champs Elysee, explore elegant belle époque architectural gems such as the Teatro Colon and Barolo building, or sip coffee in one...

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Offshore Outsourcing Has Crippled America's Innovation Engine

(1) Comments | Posted October 19, 2013 | 1:12 PM

A generation of efficiency experts have been telling us the U.S. doesn't need to manufacture things. We will lead the world at innovating -- coming up with new products and technologies, they say.

But a troubling report by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds that the loss of manufacturing...

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Aeolian Islands - Under the Volcano

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 5:39 PM

Constellations sprinkled the midnight sky like luminous grains of sand on an ink black carpet. Phosphorescent jellyfish filled the sea with pinpricks of light, mimicking the stars above.

Between sea and sky, the island of Stromboli loomed before us, a cone pointing to heaven. The captain cut the engine...

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Do the Corporatists Want the U.S. to Fail?

(15) Comments | Posted October 8, 2013 | 7:00 PM

The fiscal chaos mounts and the usual suspects over at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce seem unable to work their will on a Congress driving toward the cliff with its foot on the gas.

Simon Johnson, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, wonders...

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Budapest - Ready for Its Close-up

(2) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 1:24 PM

Its river has inspired composers, guarded empires and nurtured a culture of romantics, revolutionaries and refinement. Having outlived the imperial fantasies of Hapsburgs, fascists and Soviets just in the last hundred years, Budapest now finds itself an object of fascination for the mightiest power in history -- Hollywood.


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