The elite consensus that free trade would bring them around is gone.
Multiple indicators point to a decline in the representativeness of the American system.
Policy wonks are seeing a refreshing return to the normal order. Some believe that’s a bad thing.
New polling shows that the American public does not support the President and his trade war.
Jeff Sessions entered the race for the GOP nomination for Senate in Alabama by heaping obsequious and pathetic praise on a man who had spent two years insulting him publicly and privately
Fear of Donald Trump and his minions is making it hard for Republicans to answer a simple question.
In the US, the candidate defines the party, not the other way around.
A new poll shows solid support for free trade and opposition to the President’s tariffs, suggesting strongly that Trump is losing the public relations battle on this issue.
Boris Johnson won the fight for the leadership of Great Britain’s Conservative Party and will soon become the next British Prime Minister. That was the easy part.
The Supreme Court issued a significant ruling on Monday that could make it easier to buy and sell alcoholic beverages across state lines.
President Trump’s tariffs are having a noticeable, and negative, impact on global economies. The President doesn’t seem to care.
The GOP Senators standing up against the President’s tariffs on Mexico are being called courageous. I’m wondering what took them so long to stand up.
While the drumbeat for impeachment of the President continues on the left, political reality suggests caution.
Last night, President Trump announced a new round of tariffs against Mexico for reasons that have nothing to do with trade itself.
The transatlantic rejection of elite consensus that began with Brexit continues.
The cost of Trump’s trade policies are well beyond the cost of soy beans.
Based on the early stages of the campaign for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination, it appears as though the party’s progressive wing has misread the signals being sent by the party’s voters.
As it has in so many other areas, the right has sacrificed it’s previously held beliefs on international trade to feckless obedience toward President Trump.
A new poll indicates that at least some Democrats continue to hold Biden’s 2002 vote in favor of the Iraq War.
The President has hit a dubious milestone barely two years into his administration.
The 2020 debate on Twitter does not represent ordinary Americans. Does that matter?
Notwithstanding President Trump’s tariffs, America’s trade deficit hit a record level last year.
Former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld is preparing for a primary challenge against Donald Trump. He won’t win, but he could still have an impact.
Sherrod Brown pulled off the only statewide Democratic victory in Ohio on November 6th. Because of that, he’s being looked at as a potential 2020 candidate for President.
One hundred years after the end of World War One, the forces that led to it are waking up from a long slumber.
Angela Merkel announced yesterday that she would step aside as Chancellor at the end of her current term. What that means for the short and long term future of Germany and Europe is unclear.
President Trump’s trade war with China is leading car manufacturers to shift production from the U.S. to China.
Nearly two years into Republican control of Washington, the budget deficit is headed back up.
After nearly a year, Trump’s trade policies are having their inevitable negative impact inside the United States.
President Trump got his revised version of NAFTA, but Canadians are less positive about the United States than they have been in at least twenty years.
Thanks to a last-minute agreement, the United States and Canada reached an agreement for a revised version of NAFTA. It’s a got a new name, but it’s basically NAFTA 2.0.
President Trump is once again threatening to lower the tariff hammer on one of America’s most reliable allies and biggest trading partners.
Donald Trump’s trade war is helping China expand its diplomatic influence.
President Trump is set to expand his ill-advised, economically ignorant, trade war with China.
As problematic as some of what we know about the internal workings of the White House may be, it isn’t a coup.
President Trump’s much-hyped replacement for NAFTA doesn’t really amount to much and won’t amount to anything unless he can get Canada, and the U.S. Congress, on board.
Gary Johnson was a successful two-term Governor in New Mexico. Now he’s making a bid to represent the Land of Enchantment in the U.S. Senate.
Laura Ingraham has responded to the deluge of criticism to her foolish and disturbing commentary. This response is also disturbing. Her attempt to walk back the racist tone of her monologue falls flat. Her statement trying to make her views more clear reveal more of her limited thinking on this matter and in general.
President Trump appears to be ready to expand his ignorant, counterproductive trade war with China.
A powerful political network is distancing itself from the Trump-dominated Republican Party.
The natural intuition of the aluminum tariff is that it would help Alcoa, the largest manufacturer of aluminum in the U.S. But apparently these things are a bit more complicated that one’s intuition would indicate.
Trade deals take more than an afternoon chat.