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Brexit presents a serious conundrum for left and progressive forces. Liberals and social democrats suddenly find themselves in bed with Britain’s largest capitalist corporations. Read more

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Wonderlane

The impact of disrupted trade markets is definitely negative. But focusing too closely on the trade war distracts from the real underlying problem. Read more

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“Elitist numbers. Fake news. Upside-down arrows. Don‘t believe the signs of weakness!” Read more

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Reese Erlich

For the past year, the U.S. has escalated economic warfare with grudging acceptance by high-level Democrats and Republicans. Read more

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USDA

“They’re suffering. The trade wars are not helping that whatsoever.” Read more

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Ryan Schmitz

All the blood lost has been for a “marginally” different trade deal that probably won’t get passed anyway. Read more

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Megan Giovannetti

Hundreds of arms and cybersecurity companies showcase their state-of-the-art weaponry—often tested in Gaza or the West Bank—to war industry dealers from all over the world. Read more

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H.L.I.T.

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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UAW

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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The White House

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

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Drilling Roughnecks

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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