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  • House Republicans need to (gasp) save Obama (on trade)

    That free trade is advantageous to both sides is the rarest of political propositions — provable, indeed mathematically. David Ricardo did so in 1817. The Law of Comparative Advantage has held up nicely for 198 years. Nor is this abstract theory....
  • Freddie Gray reactions shows the melting pot is full and boiling over

    Freddie Gray reactions shows the melting pot is full and boiling over
    There is a Chinese idiom that sometimes it takes 100 years to solve a problem. It took 100 years from Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation to the end of legal segregation. That was only half of the move to racial equality. We now face two unpleasant...
  • Commerce secretary on Pacific trade deal: 'It's about market access'

    Commerce secretary on Pacific trade deal: 'It's about market access'
    As U.S. Commerce secretary, Penny Pritzker has spent months trying to sell Congress on giving President Obama fast-track authority to pave the way for a new trans-Pacific trade pact that the White House hopes will cut the hefty U.S. trade deficit with...
  • Create a penalty to save trees from foreign bugs

    Create a penalty to save trees from foreign bugs
    One can only hope that a new international trade agreement would restrict the importation of bugs. The Asian emerald ash borer (which arrived here from its ancestral home on imported goods) has been devastating to the well-developed green umbrella of...
  • Door County wetlands designated as globally significant

    Door County wetlands designated as globally significant
    A wetlands area in northern Door County has been recognized as globally significant for protection under an international treaty. The Nature Conservancy applied for the designation the Door Peninsula Coastal Wetlands under the Ramsar Convention. The...
  • Deal with Democrats clears way for vote on Obama's free-trade pact

    Deal with Democrats clears way for vote on Obama's free-trade pact
    Senate Democrats have dropped a key demand that led them to filibuster President Obama's request for expedited consideration of a major trade deal, quickly resolving a rare internal battle between the president and his party. The decision Wednesday...
  • Deal reached in Senate that could advance Obama's trade push

    Deal reached in Senate that could advance Obama's trade push
    Senate Democrats have dropped a key demand that led them to filibuster President Obama’s request for expedited consideration of a major trade deal, quickly resolving a rare internal battle between the president and his party. The decision makes it...
  • Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda

    Senate agrees to open debate on Obama's trade agenda
    Senators reached a deal Wednesday to move forward on President Barack Obama's trade agenda only one day after Democrats embarrassed him by blocking it. Lawmakers said roughly a dozen Senate Democrats agreed to let full-blown debate begin after both...
  • Vatican recognizes 'State of Palestine'

    Vatican recognizes 'State of Palestine'
    The Vatican recognized Palestinian statehood in a treaty Wednesday, generating praise from Palestinians and criticism from Israelis, who said the move does not advance peace efforts. An announcement from the Holy See on long-discussed bilateral issues...
  • Democrats abandon free trade

    For a long time, there was a bipartisan consensus for free trade. President George H.W. Bush, a Republican, negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement and Democrat Bill Clinton got it passed. It prevailed in the Senate in 1993 with the support...
  • Vatican officially recognizes 'state of Palestine' in new treaty

    Vatican officially recognizes 'state of Palestine' in new treaty
    The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects. The treaty, which concerns the activities of the Catholic Church in...