Right now, three fundamental premises underpin America's overall global economic and trade policy. Each is deeply flawed, especially as it relates to our single most important trade relationship, which is that with China.
Ignoring the health implications of Brown's vote is equivalent to someone saying they voted to lower the age for buying cigarettes, not because they want kids to get lung disease but because it's good for commerce.
As Obama today returns to Cooper Union to reprise his arguments for financial regulatory reform, we know this: whatever the ultimate legal merits of the SEC's case against Goldman Sachs, the political impact now will be a game changer.
Democrats' odds of getting movement on a climate bill may hinge on their ability to make the connection between the oil spill and the urgent need for energy reform -- and, the extent to which Republicans join them.
Over the past year, Brown held a series of hearings examining ways to rebuild U.S. manufacturing and is also fighting to ensure that our nation's trade laws work for domestic manufacturing and American workers.