America Goes Rogue

  In this pay-to-play era of American foreign policy, where other nations apparently gain favor with  the president by contributing to his private businesses, I am intrigued by the Trump administration’s random acts of hostility toward traditional allies. A recent example is Vice President Pence’s insistence on unacceptable preconditions for a meeting that Canadian Prime […]
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Like a Bull in a China Shop

Steelworkers union President Leo Gerard was on TV recently praising Trump for imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum. He said it would punish China for cheating on trade agreements. Does the head of one of the world’s largest labor organizations not know most of America’s steel and aluminum imports iare from Canada – not China? China ranks 11th on […]
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America’s Iron Curtain

  When I lived in Canada many years ago, the US border was barely noticeable. In Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, I used to take the ferry over to Sault Michigan when the Canadian bars closed early on Saturday nights. It was a no-hassle crossing. As I recall, all I had to do was show my […]
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