The ‘Buy America’ Trump Test

Corporate-backed Republicans in Congress are pushing to strip "Buy America" provisions from a bill to help fix the country's water systems. Trump campaigned on government help for American manufacturing and jobs. How will this play out?

Is TPP Really Dead?

The head of the Senate says he won't bring it up for a vote, but House Speaker Paul Ryan hasn't said a thing. And, of course, Wall Street and the giant multinational corporations want TPP and they want it bad.

The Damage From Free Trade Helped Elect Trump

In the late 70s the country was told that "protectionism" is bad for the economy and was sold "free trade" as a way to bring prosperity and jobs. "Laid-off workers would be "freed up" to get better jobs. Well, they never got better jobs

TPP “Partner” Jails Human Rights Blogger

A human rights blogger who writes under the pseudonym Mother Mushroom has been arrested by the Vietnam government for "corruption against the state." Yet Vietnam is still included in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.

Small Businesses Say Trump Is Wrong

One (more) of the way this country is split is a sharp divide between what small businesses need and what the giant, multinational corporations want (and usually get.)

How Can We Do ‘Trade’ Right?

People have figured out that our country's "trade" deals haven't been working our so well for "our country." A visit to Flint, Detroit or so many other places clearly shows what's wrong.

Robert Reich On This Election Is A Must Hear

Robert Reich's address to the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, on "The Oddest Presidential Election in Living Memory," is a must hear. You will get insight from a veteran political figure who knows Washington inside and out.
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