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China is Planning for War

China is Planning for War

    By Sigrid Weidenweber On Monday, March 4, 2019, I found an article in the Wall Street Journal that took me profoundly aback. In this excellent opinion piece, Mark Halperin laid out and connected facts that have troubled me for a long time. Beginning, he states that Washington is focusing too much attention on […]

Fact Check : Have US Soybean Exports to China ‘Plunged’ Because of Trump’s Trade War?

Fact Check : Have US Soybean Exports to China ‘Plunged’ Because of Trump’s Trade War?

Brad Sylvester | Fact Check Reporter The Facebook page “U.S. Democratic Socialists” shared a meme Dec. 29 that faulted President Donald Trump’s trade war for a decline in American soybean exports to China. Verdict: True Since the commencement of the trade war, U.S. soybean exports to China, the world’s largest importer of soybeans, have dropped […]

TPP Threatens Our Freedoms

TPP Threatens Our Freedoms

. by Naomi Fisher and Mr R.            .                          Marc L. Busch and Krzysztof J. Pelc’s article in the Washington Post on October 27, 2018, regarding Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), we quote: “Yes, the TPP agreement is over 5,000 […]

Opinion | Mexico – 1, President Trump – 0

Opinion | Mexico – 1, President Trump – 0

Raoul Lowery-Contreras | Author, Murder in the Mountains . Mexicans take President Trump to the “cleaners” on NAFTA or the newly agreed to “United States Mexican and Canadian” trade agreement, or “USMCA.” That is what the President calls it instead of NAFTA 2.0, which it is. Certainly, there was some tinkering but stipulating higher North American […]

Trump Announces New Trade Deal With Canada, Mexico

Trump Announces New Trade Deal With Canada, Mexico

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent   President Donald Trump announced a new trade deal between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, in a Monday morning tweet. “Late last night, our deadline, we reached a wonderful new Trade Deal with Canada, to be added into the deal already reached […]

NAFTA No More: President Trump Announces United States-Mexico Trade Agreement

NAFTA No More: President Trump Announces United States-Mexico Trade Agreement

By Michelle Moons “It’s a big day for trade, big day for our country, a lot of people though we’d never get here because we all negotiate tough. We do, so does Mexico,” said Trump. Trump told reporters he wanted to do away with the name NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) in favor of […]

EU Backs Down After Trump Tariff Threat

EU Backs Down After Trump Tariff Threat

Saagar Enjeti | White House Correspondent The European Union has agreed to key trade concessions after President Donald Trump threatened to impose billions of dollars in tariffs on the bloc if they did not lower trade barriers, they announced Wednesday. The U.S. and EU will now enter into negotiations over a wide-ranging array of the […]

Chinese Soybean Tariffs Could Cost A Crucial Presidential State Big

Chinese Soybean Tariffs Could Cost A Crucial Presidential State Big

Julia Cohen | Contributor Chinese soybean tariffs will hit Iowa, a crucial state in presidential elections, with millions of dollars in lost sales, according to The Des Moines Register. Iowa soybean farmers could lose up to $624 million as a result of the tariffs, Chad Hart, an economist at Iowa State University told The Des Moines Register. […]

The Folly of Tariffs

The Folly of Tariffs

. By Richard Colman Tariffs on imported goods only prop up inefficient firms.  Simply put, a tariff is a tax.  And the money from that tax goes to government.  Tariffs also raise prices on consumers.  If the Japanese can make better and cheaper cars than the Americans, let the American auto manufacturers figure out how to […]

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