by | Oct 16, 2018

For those on the left and right who were certain that Donald Trump’s presidency meant the end of global free trade… think again. Though Trump’s critics have dismissed the significance of the new Mexico and Canada trade deal (USMCA), it’s…

by | Sep 5, 2018

Shortly after saying zero-tariff trade with the European Union isn’t good enough, President Trump told Congress to butt out of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations. The United States and Mexico reached an agreement on some concessions on a…

by | Sep 4, 2018

States are telling bond investors that the increasing trade wars stirred up by President Trump’s tariffs could have negative impacts on their financial bottom lines. In documents outlining recent bond sales, Illinois and Washington cautioned investors about the impact of…

by | Aug 28, 2018

The U.S. and Mexico reached some tentative agreements in their North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) negotiations Monday. Now it’s Canada’s time to join the party. Although President Trump has indicated a desire to sign bilateral deals with each of…

by | Jun 11, 2018

Got an extra $5,089 in between your couch cushions? You may need it if proposed tariffs on imported vehicles are imposed by the Trump administration — that’s the estimated increase in the cost of an imported pickup truck, according to…

by | May 21, 2018

President Donald Trump has spent his entire adult life railing against the excesses — and damage — that untrammeled “Free Trade” has done to the United States and the majority of Americans. In many ways, his surprise victory in the 2016 presidential…

by | Mar 7, 2018

Washington President Donald Trump has had a splendid first year in office. He has the economy moving again and at a healthy pace, some 2.6 percent in the most recent quarter. Unemployment is down, the stock market is up and…

by | Mar 3, 2018

President Donald Trump has fulfilled yet another campaign promise. He has opted to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum goods coming from overseas. Trump has cautioned the American people about the dangers of untrammeled free trade for decades. Unlike many…

by | Feb 14, 2018

Americans are suffering pharmaceutical sticker shock. But the remedy Democrats are backing — price controls on prescription drugs — would inflict more harm by halting new discoveries and dooming patients waiting for cures. Since 1950, our increasing longevity — an…

by | Jan 16, 2018

The President made “America First” a cornerstone of his campaign. Central to the theme of “America First” was tariffs on foreign businesses to protect domestic businesses from competition. Yet by January 26, Trump will likely decide whether to protect two…

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