Tagged: US trade

Walling off America

Walling off America

Trump is forging ahead with plans for a wall to keep out Mexicans, examining prototypes and seeking funds from Congress for the project. (I know, he promised Mexico would pay for the wall, but...

Like a Bull in a China Shop

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...

China Moves in on America’s Blind Side

China Moves in on America’s Blind Side

I bet that if you were to ask any of the Republican presidential candidates to name the president of Suriname or Paraguay, they would be stuck for an answer. Indeed, they would be hard...

Neither Party is Leading the U.S. to Prosperity

Neither Party is Leading the U.S. to Prosperity

I voted for Barack Obama in 2008. And I’ll vote for him again in 2012. But that doesn’t mean I agree with everything he does. Far from it. I am an Independent who usually...

First the Good News – Such as it is

First the Good News – Such as it is

Somewhere in the darkest night a candle glows … according to some tin-pan-alley composer of my lost youth. So let’s peek out from under the bed covers and look around for that gleam of...

If China is not the Problem, Who is?

If China is not the Problem, Who is?

You probably don’t know that China and the U.S. are squabbling like an old married couple. That kind of news isn’t sexy enough for TV or your local newspaper. And I’ll bet you don’t...

How Did the U.S. Get $1 Trillion in Debt to China?

How Did the U.S. Get $1 Trillion in Debt to China?

I was musing about the rising power of China the other night, and Sandra wondered how the USA had managed to get a trillion dollars in debt to the Chinese. Here’s what I think...