We do not need to rely on another unenforceable trade deal that may, in fact, pose threats to their habitats. Other more effective tools exist to reduce illegal wildlife trade -- ones that are free of the TPP's threats to the environment.
Currency manipulation violates free market principals, but for China, doing it makes sense. This potent action by a major economic competitor raises the question of when the United States government is going to stop pretending currency manipulation doesn't exit.
President Obama, Congressional Republican leaders, and foreign national leaders in the TPP should consider the theme of aging populations as they hammer out the deal's final details -- and try to win public favor.
We can only truly win the fight to stop dangerous trade deals and rules if we don't give up, keep building on this incredible movement, and recognize that even in the face of a fast track loss, the even bigger wins are ahead.
On Monday, Hillary unveiled her economic agenda for strengthening the middle class. But looking at solutions like raising the minimum wage is only half the story. To evaluate the bigger picture, a review of Hillary's history with the banking industry is necessary.
This week, the United States and Vietnam will open a new chapter in our history as General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong travels to Washington, the first visit by Vietnam's Communist Party General Secretary to the U.S. since our two nations established relations 20 years ago.
Here's the real message behind the congressional votes on fast-track authority and trade-adjustment assistance: Democrats will no longer support major trade agreements that cost American jobs and create further downward pressure on wages, especially as inequality continues to accelerate.
Fast track trade authority passed last week. So many of us fought so hard but The money won again -- this time. What do we do now? We take this awareness and energy into the fight against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
I tried to stay emotionally distanced from this one. It didn't work. When the White House and Republican leaders got the votes they needed in the Senate to advance "fast track" Trade Promotion Authority on Tuesday, June 23, it was crushing.
Now that Congress has granted President Barack Obama "fast-track" authority to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a trade and investment treaty among twelve countries on the Pacific Rim, where do we go from here?