| May 6, 2015
| 3:15 PM
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is calling upon President Obama to cancel his plans to visit Nike's corporate headquarters this week as part of the White House's push to drum up support for a major new trade agreement.
Sanders said the shoe giant, which has...
| Apr 9, 2015
| 9:39 AM
To the editor: Professor Steven L. Spiegel's idea of the U.S. entering into formal defense treaties with Israel, Saudi Arabia and other nearby Arab states, if implemented, guarantees nothing but more Middle East wars fought by the U.S. in the future. ("...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 7:00 AM
You know that old joke about how to tell when a politician is lying?
Along those lines, here's how to tell when politicians are looking for a way to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership without looking like a protectionist or a captive of organized...
| May 19, 2015
| 8:28 AM
After an early setback, a bill that would empower President Obama in negotiating trade agreements cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Thursday on a bipartisan vote. Both of Florida's senators — Democrat Bill Nelson and Republican Marco...
| May 3, 2015
| 12:55 PM
The two Democratic candidates running for Senate in Maryland came out swinging in their first formal exchange on Sunday, debating each other's commitment to Social Security, effectiveness in office and electability in next year's general election.
| May 17, 2015
| 8:50 PM
President Barack Obama and Republican congressional leaders are trying to pass a bill granting the president the authority to fast-track trade agreements through Congress. If passed, Congress would be forced to vote up or down on any administration-...
| May 16, 2015
| 9:00 PM
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....
| May 16, 2015
| 11:00 AM
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...
| May 16, 2015
| 5:00 AM
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...
| May 15, 2015
| 11:21 AM
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...
| May 1, 2015
| 5:04 AM
WASHINGTON — While Florida business leaders are rallying support for an emerging trade deal with Japan and 10 other nations, many of their representatives in Congress plan to vote against attempts to speed approval of the controversial Trans-Pacific...