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Post-Midterms Foreign Policy: Will They Make a Difference?

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

Do not expect the change in the balance of power on Capitol Hill to have any dramatic effect on foreign policy.

Canton, Ohio Town Hall: We Can Make It, Build It, Grow It Here

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

The Canton, Ohio "Keep It Made In America" Town Hall meeting was at the Kent State University Stark Campus this evening. Lieutenant Governor and Sena...

Is "Going Green" Enough of an Answer for Our Economy?

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Everyone needs to be much more realistic about the potential associated with "going green", starting with observing that America's current green economy identifies only 750,000 green jobs in the country today.

Polls, Research Show Dems Can Win Talking Trade (GOP too)

Lori Wallach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lori Wallach

Recent polling shows that anger about U.S. job-offshoring and "free trade" has become a powerful election issue nationwide - across stunningly diverse...

Lorain, OH Keep It Made in America Town Hall Meeting

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

Lorain, Ohio is another town with closed factories, boarded-up houses, high unemployment, and ringed by the national big-box vulture chains whose business model is to suck the remaining funds away to Wall Street.

Administration Launches China Trade Investigation

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration announced Friday it will delay a scheduled report on whether China is manipulating its currency to gain tr...

Newt Gingrich, Vice-President for Global Engagement--Waging Peace

Robert David Steele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Steele

Below, as a memory aid, are the elements and proposed leaders within the Vice Presidency for the Commonwealth, each linked to more information about t...

China's Latest Power Plays -- More Unfair Trade, Now Grave Threats to Our Security

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo Hindery, Jr.

It's time for our leaders to demand the integrated all-of-government approach to our trade relations with China that is the only one which is going to address the economic nightmare we find ourselves in with that country.

U.S. Is in a Trade War, Whether It Likes It or Not

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

China has a plan and follows its plan, while the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pentagon wait for China to collapse in chaos. China's not the problem. Washington has to stop waiting and whining and get into the trade war.

A Pledge to 1% of America

Terrance Heath | Posted 10.08.2010 | Politics
Terrance Heath

The "Pledge to America" is, in truth, a pledge to continue the same policies that brought us the current economic crisis.

How "Free Trade" Led to Currency War

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

The world can't get to full recovery from this terrible recession without more balanced trade, and we won't have balanced trade until China stops manipulating its currency.

Finally, a Tax Compromise That Makes Sense: DeFazio/Kaptur

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

Reps. Peter DeFazio and Marcy Kaptur just put forward a proposal in the House that I believe no responsible Member of Congress -- whether in the House or the Senate, whether Democrat, Republican or Tea Partier -- should find objectionable.

Dan Froomkin

Job-Creation Idea No. 7: Drawing A Line With China

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Part of Huffington Post's America Needs Jobs series. Have you missed any of the previous installments? Read the introduction, Idea No. 1: A Payroll T...

Obama's Export Goal: How We Can Make it

Eric Lotke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eric Lotke

Yesterday I attended a conference on the Renaissance of American Manufacturing in Washington DC. It included a variety of organizations with interests...

Consensus Grows: Confront China on Trade

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

One after another, our business leaders and economists are realizing that the "free trade" ideology has not worked out very well for the U.S.. We were told by the "experts" that new jobs would replace those lost. They didn't.

Priming a Broken Pump

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stan Sorscher

Imagine a bucket is our economy. The stimulus is the water poured into the bucket. The holes in the bucket are leakage into the global economy. We pour water into the bucket, and the water leaks out, creating jobs in India, Brazil, and Finland.

Fight Inequality, Don't Scapegoat Immigrants

Mark Engler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Engler

Immigration to the U.S. is managed in a way that benefits the wealthy. Reactionary anti-immigrant measures create an ever-more-exploitable pool of labor for employers to take advantage of.

Tide Turning on China Currency: Opponents Recycling Tired Arguments

Robert E. Scott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert E. Scott

The real beneficiaries of cheap goods from China are workers with college degrees, and especially professionals, managers, executives and stockholders: those in the top 1 percent of all wage earners.

Why Some Corporate Interests Oppose China Currency Bill

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

It is important to understand that some of the country's most powerful entrenched, wealthy interests no longer depend on the success of America's economy and the prosperity of our people.

Start Making Sense

Adam Neiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Neiman

The great conundrum and tragicomedy of American politics is the way the PhDs attempt to champion the interests of working people while well-paid faux populists serve the interests of the MBAs.

Now It's Congress' Turn to Quickly Move on Trade

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

It bodes ill that two big issues -- energy and immigration -- which are key to the future of the U.S. economy and our prospects for significant job creation will not be addressed at all in what remains of this Session.

Welcome Home, Tire Jobs

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

What was the result of Obama's decision to actually enforce trade laws? Did the world end? Did it start a "trade war" with China? No. The result was that jobs started to return.

Don't Be Fooled By the Trade Deficit

Fred Hochberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Hochberg

This week President Obama outlines the administration's plans to double U.S. exports in the next five years. The trade imbalance won't right itself overnight, but we are already well on our way.

A Market Solution to Help the World's Poor?

Stephan B. Tanda | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Stephan B. Tanda

Is there a real business in helping the world's poor? According to the World Resources Institute and the International Finance Corporation, there is.

Getting Your Sh*t Together: Ask GYST (Bartering and Trading Artwork)

Karen Atkinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Karen Atkinson

I want to propose a barter with my dentist, I give her a painting in exchange for dental work. Are there laws I need to know about?