Donald Trump made a move that will either go down as sheer genius or utter idiocy. Trump's problem is that he is continually behind Hillary Clinton in the polls by about five points. He is also substantially behind her in the electoral college.
Mexican President Pena Nieto unleashed a real surprise this week when he offered to meet with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. It was a potentially wise change-of-heart for the Mexican leader.
Despite resistance from within the Democratic party, President Obama has made passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a top priority before leaving office. The TPP is a trade agreement between the United States and 11 other countries which would cover 40 percent of the world's trade.
Usually CEOs are more cautious when it comes to politics, but this election is anything but usual. However, while many have questioned Trump's personality or track record, very few have addressed the larger trend that his candidacy represents: the decline of globalization.
Free trade not only cures cancer but also prevents aging! That should have been the lede of Douglas E. Schoen's Fox News recent op-ed this explaining his boundless, fact-challenged enthusiasm for free trade.
Poor Terry McAuliffe. When he announced that Hillary Clinton was obviously in favor of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and then immediately recanted, we knew that he had been sacrificed in order to "test the waters".
We have Trump offering quite specific policies, and taking extreme heat for them. Hillary Clinton's strategy is, apparently, not to be pinned down. In other words, she has adopted a political strategy, not a substantive one.
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.
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.