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Obama is outright wrong on trade and he must be stopped

Obama is outright wrong on trade and he must be stopped

President Obama recently made remarks about having to bring the Democratic base in line on trade deals. He must be fought every step of the way and the resistance must ally themselves with the right if necessary. The Clinton administration’s NAFTA deal was horrible and so was the Bush administration’s CAFTA trade deal. We don’t

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The WTO doesn’t help the people of any country

Back during the 2004 democratic presidential primary debates I remember and supported then Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s motivation for getting the United States out of the World Trade Organization (WTO). He made it one of the main planks of his campaign. Even though I was and still consider myself to be a Deaniac (supporter of Howard

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Could the TTIP allow GMOs into the EU?

A trade deal between the EU and the US may allow genetically modified foods (GMOs) into the European market. Among these concerns is that if the TTIP is implemented, the import re-inspection at port of entry would no longer happen because the U.S and EU food safety systems would be recognized as “equivalent,” which, for

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A left-right coalition to sink the Trans-Pacific Partnership?

While I often rail against conservatism and the obstructionism of the Republican-led Congress, ultimately I am a believer that politics is still the art of what’s possible. So now that we are beginning to see conservative voices emerge in opposition to the Obama administration’s quest to pass the TPP trade deal; I’m intrigued about the

TPP Leesburg Rally

An Obama and ALEC alliance?

When Bill Clinton sought to pass NAFTA, he did it by ramming it down the throats of everyone who helped get him elected. His allies in labor and congressional Democrats were thrown aside as the president cozied up to the likes of Henry Kissinger and even an ailing Richard Nixon to ramp up support for

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