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The President’s get-tough stance on China resonates with working people’s frustrations about trade “deals” that leave ordinary Americans scrambling. Democrats ignore that at their peril. Read more

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Trump is the mean drunk at the family dinner, throwing his weight around, hurling insults and threats, while everyone cringes and hopes that his rage will subside, knowing that nothing good will come from a confrontation. Read more

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President Trump unveiled his true persona this week. Read more

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The governor of the Cheeseheads called a deal “good news,” even though we are worse off with our number one cheese export trading partner. Read more

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In America’s farm country, the fear is palpable. We need a new model of agriculture, and fortunately, one exists. Read more

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Free-trade meant U.S. grains flowed into Mexico at prices below the cost of production, and small Mexican farmers struggled to compete. Will that change under Mexico’s new President? Read more

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Given its many weaknesses the USMCA can be expected to generate a bruising battle in the U.S. Congress, not to mention Mexico and Canada. Read more

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Our jobs are going to Turkey. And a company with major federal contracts is sending them there. Promise broken? Read more

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Reese Erlich

Along the way in its relationship with the United States, China has made decisions that put it in a stronger position than the typical developing country. Read more

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He sits down with The Progressive: “Any trade war, no matter how small, can easily escalate, with grave consequences.” Read more

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Economic chaos is not going to bring back jobs. Read more

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There are several ways that a new NAFTA could be climate friendly. Read more

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A revised version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been signed by eleven countries. The U.S. wasn't one of them—but it could be. Read more

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Don’t get distracted—there’s an elephant in the room, and offshoring is its name. Read more

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Like nearly everything else Trump does, the hike in solar duties makes no rational sense, and major developments in the nuclear industry further illustrate its absurdity. Read more

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Renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement has begun, but despite promises for improvement progressive change is not likely despite there being new models for trade and dispute resolution. Read more

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Ethan Goffman

The government just held two days of public comment on NAFTA, but will it have any impact? Read more

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