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Why is the U.S. Helping Finance Fossil Fuels Overseas?

Bruce Nilles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Nilles

This post was co-written by Justin Guay of the Sierra Club International Climate Program.In a blog post this week, United States Export-Import Bank Pr...

America Makes What India Needs

Fred Hochberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Fred Hochberg

U.S. companies must capitalize on the huge opportunities for sales in India's fast-growing market if we want to jump-start our economy and create stable, durable American jobs back home.

Weekly Audit: Banks Get Big Bucks, Consumers Get Bupkis

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

Weekly Audit: Banks Get Big Bucks, Consumers Get Bupkisby Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Last week, the Federal Reserve announced a plan...

Tea Party Test: Korea Free Trade Agreement

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

The "Tea Party" will face many tests when the new Congress convenes next year. Everyone is asking, how long will it take before the Tea Party officeholders are co-opted by the big money insiders? "Free Trade" is one of those tests.

The Lesson: Americans Care About Our Future

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Shapiro

For the Democrats, the lesson is in a tough economy you can't claim to want jobs while assaulting job creators.

Winning The Race To The Bottom

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Johnson

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture I am a Fellow with CAF. Visit the "I'm Voting For.....

Ending Innovation Mercantilism

Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Robert D. Atkinson, Ph.D.

The following is a guest post written by Stephen Ezell, Senior Analyst, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation As it's becoming clearer eve...

What Will Tea Party Members Do When Their Politicians Betray Them?

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dave Johnson

This post originally appeared at Campaign for America's Future (CAF) at their Blog for OurFuture I am a Fellow with CAF. Tea Party members hate Wall ...

The G20 Currency Accord Collapses Under the Weight of Its Own Contradictions

Marshall Auerback | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Marshall Auerback

Remember how great it felt to be paying $5.00 per gallon for gas during the oil price spike in the summer of 2008? That's going to be child's play compared to what's ahead.

China's E-Book Protectionism

Gary Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Gary Shapiro

If China wants to be an international superpower it should act like one, or it will overplay its hand and see the free markets of the United States and other countries less welcoming of its products.

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.