Our country is engaged in what will be a prolonged competition with China for world superiority. Given China's huge population advantage over the U.S., history suggests that we are in for a tough slog. China cannot challenge us militarily, at least for now, but the real contest between our countries is for world economic leadership, which is what the TPP is really all about.
There are few policies that show the split between elite opinion and everyone else as clearly as trade policy. On trade we see a remarkable convergence of the leadership of both parties against their base, with the elites firmly behind the leadership against what they view as the ignorance of the masses.
Jeb and TPP had second chances this week -- will they work? And what explains Stephanopoulos's gift to the Clinton Foundation? Rich Lowry and David Corn of National Review and Mother Jones debate these three "oops's". Then: who's "stupid" -- Dems for linking Amtrak funding and the Philly derailing or Boehner for de-linking them?