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Economists, Public Opinion and International Trade

Kirby Goidel | Posted 07.28.2016 | Politics
Kirby Goidel

Among the more fascinating aspects of politics are those curious intersections where expert analysis and popular opinion collide. Perhaps nowhere is t...

President's US Visit Reinforces Mexico's Importance to Main Street America

Jason Marczak | Posted 07.22.2016 | World
Jason Marczak

For the second time in less than a month, Presidents Peña Nieto and Obama are meeting to explore how to deepen collaboration in issues ranging from s...

Trump: Pulling Down the Pillars

Matt Gold | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Matt Gold

Last week's release of the Ghostbusters reboot recalls the original's classic scene where Dr. Egon Spengler (Harold Ramis) gravely warns Peter Venkman...

Hillary's VP Choice Will Show If 'Unity' Talk Is Just Hot Air

Jeff Cohen | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Jeff Cohen

According to press accounts, Hillary Clinton is ignoring her party's progressive base. If she does so, she may open the door to a Trump presidency.

Real And Phony Problems With Our Trade Deals

Andy Schmookler | Posted 07.18.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

According to Mr. Trump, the United States has been had -- out-bargained and out-maneuvered by other nations. So our country gets hurt by the deals, while other nations make out like bandits. But there's no sign of that.

Free Trade: A First-World Problem?

Steven Conn | Posted 07.11.2016 | Politics
Steven Conn

Donald Trump was right when he said that he and Bernie Sanders agree on (at least) one thing: free trade agreements.

Democrats Must Fight To Defeat The Trans-Pacific Partnership

Bernie Sanders | Posted 07.10.2016 | Politics
Bernie Sanders

Over and over again, supporters of free trade have told us that unfettered free trade would increase jobs and reduce the trade deficit.

Billionaire Trump Claims Steelworker Status

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 07.04.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Donald Trump stomped into my backyard just days before July 4 and claimed to be a steelworker.

Exposing Trump's Trade Appeal To Working-Class Voters For What It Is

Dave Johnson | Posted 07.01.2016 | Business
Dave Johnson

Donald Trump is selling himself as the champion of working-class voters. He says Democrats and their presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, are selling them out with trade deals. But Trump is just a fraud.

The Op-Ed Bernie Didn't Write, But Should Have

Eric Schmeltzer | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Eric Schmeltzer

Here is the op-ed he should have written. Here is the op-ed that would have made an impact on the debate. It would have given him new relevancy, and stature, as he continues to try to reform the Democratic Party.

Look South: The Real Mexico Story

Jason Marczak | Posted 06.28.2016 | World
Jason Marczak

Earlier this month, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spent a week in Mexico. Why Mexico? After all, the border is about 1,500 miles from his home state...

'Green News Report' - June 28, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 06.28.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: More deadly floods, this time in West Virginia; Raging wildfire kills two...

Pebble Mine: Canadian Mining Company Threatens to Stick U.S. Taxpayers with Costs of "Potentially Catastrophic" Mining Scheme

Joel Reynolds | Posted 06.13.2016 | Green
Joel Reynolds

The Pebble Mine should be terminated - once and for all. And when that day comes, when the only thing left of The Pebble Partnership is a mountain of legal bills, don't be surprised if the company's last gasp is an attempt to pass them on to U.S. taxpayers.

My Message to the DNC's Platform Drafting Committee

Chris Shelton | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
Chris Shelton

The goal for all working families remains a secure, sustainable job and a real improvement in our standard of living. Here's how we get there.

Canadian Interests Rest on U.S. Election Outcome

Michael Coates | Posted 06.01.2016 | Politics
Michael Coates

During this election season, Canadians would be wise to think of our bilateral relationship with the United States in familiar and familial terms - two neighbors living side by side, each with an interest in each other's success.

Tackling the Complexities of Trade

Byron Williams | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Byron Williams

There are justifiable concerns with trade agreements going forward. As with NAFTA, in addition to the economic concerns, the environment, labor standards and the devaluation of the currencies that the U.S. has entered into agreements are also problematic.

Scrapping Trade Agreements Will Not Safeguard U.S. Jobs

Cody Cain | Posted 05.16.2016 | Politics
Cody Cain

Let's face it, we have an enormous economic problem on our hands: Globalization. This problem is so big that it transcends our entire economic system. Our free-market economy has been outmatched. It is utterly unable to offer any solutions toward solving this predicament.

What Should Bernie Do?

David Morris | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
David Morris

Bernie should continue to educate America. He needs to stay in not only to gather more delegates, but also to magnetize more young people to the possibilities of politics.

Bridge not Wall US and Canada: A Customs Union for Tech Should Replace NAFTA

Diane M. Francis | Posted 05.09.2016 | Technology
Diane M. Francis

Trump wants to build a wall on the Mexico border but Canada and the US need to build bridges and revamp their NAFTA deal into a customs union to allow...

How Oreos Explain The 2016 Election

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics

Last year, Michael Smith learned that his middle-class factory job on Chicago's South Side was headed to Mexico. The news stunned Smith. After all, hi...

Failure of Korean Trade Deal Voids TPP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.09.2016 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Just like NAFTA, just like China's entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), free traders swore that the Korean deal would shower jobs and economic prosperity down on America. It didn't happen. Actually, the exact opposite did.

If Trump Wins, Don't Blame Bernie

Les Leopold | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Les Leopold

Bernie is the strongest candidate. Nevertheless, Hillary supporters refuse to accept this data. They are dead certain that Bernie would lose because America will never elect a socialist. They are sure (maybe a less so) that Hillary is the battle-tested warrior who will bring Trump to his knees.

Trump, Indiana and the Tragedy of Great Trade War Politics

Peter Navarro | Posted 04.27.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

If Indiana farmers reject Trump's call to make America great again by cracking down on the trade cheaters just to make a quick soy buck, this will indeed be America's Tragedy of great trade war politics.

Panama Papers Offer More Evidence That Free Trade Isn't Really Free

Michael Winship | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Michael Winship

The Presidents Obama and Clinton were out on the links in honor of Vernon Jordan's 80th birthday. They could just as easily have been celebrating the ways in which the three of them have helped give America a trade policy that has devastated the working class but made the rich much more wealthy.

Will Hillary Repudiate Bill on the China Trade?

Peter Navarro | Posted 04.10.2016 | Politics
Peter Navarro

A rock and a hard place. Scylla and Charybdis. Sanders and Trump. These are just some of the metaphors and men Hillary Clinton finds herself caught between on the trade issue.