by | Nov 21, 2019

When the U.S. House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the Export–Import Bank last week, special interests got their way in the swamp that is Washington. While advocates for the nation’s official export credit agency pretend it supports small businesses, grows…

by | Oct 10, 2019

Receiving limited attention in mainstream media is India’s recently expressed desire to hit the “refresh” button in its relations with the United States. As recently reported in USNI News, a publication of the U.S. Naval Institute, the Minister of External…

by | Jun 6, 2019

It’s amazing what can be done to a cause in a mere four years. Back in 2015, there was widespread agreement in Congress that the Export-Import Bank — the U.S. government’s export credit agency — was nothing but a crony…

by | Apr 4, 2019

It seems an easy enough case to make. Patrick Shanahan, acting secretary of defense, came to the Pentagon from Boeing, where he worked on commercial planes, military helicopters and missile defense systems. President Trump is said to favor him in…

by | Dec 21, 2017

Armageddon, she called it. That was Nancy Pelosi, the insane woman who is somehow in charge of the Democrats’ House caucus, speaking about the just-passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The bill would later pass in the House, largely on…

by | Dec 18, 2017

More than 40 years ago, Japan flooded the U.S. market with inexpensive small cars — their manufacture directly subsidized by the government of Japan, their manufacturers working in close concert with the government of Japan. Meanwhile, American cars were effectively…

by | Oct 23, 2017

Sometimes trade issues are heavily nuanced, requiring a great deal of understanding of complicated economic relationships. But other times trade issues are just one corporation trying to gut-punch another because it can. Boeing’s recent attempt to hit a rival with…

by | Feb 22, 2017

If President Trump is serious about “draining the swamp,” then he can’t go soft on a government agency like the Export-Import Bank that benefits big business and their lobbyists and regularly generates a plethora of campaign cash for both Republicans…

by | Dec 9, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday suggested the U.S. government should cancel a planned order with Boeing for planes to serve as the new Air Force One, making the aircraft maker the latest company to come under scrutiny by the incoming…

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