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International Laws and Treaties

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  • North American free trade deal's benefits outweigh costs

    The following editorial was written by Bloomberg View editors: The fate of America's most important free-trade agreement this century has become caught in a debate over its most important free-trade agreement of the last century. When opponents of...
  • Could conservatives push trade deal over the finish line?

    WASHINGTON As the House inches closer to a vote on the long-awaited Trade Promotion Authority bill, conservatives who have traditionally been hard-liners in their opposition to deals with the White House are taking a softer approach. While many on the...
  • Senators get creative to protect industries in trade debate

    In Congress' roiling debate over trade, one senator calls his efforts to protect the U.S. catfish industry a matter of averting "the dangers of exposure to foreign agriculture drugs." Another senator, trying to help Michigan's auto making industry, talks...
  • Women priests, fast-track and sugar: Letters

    Women priests, fast-track and sugar: Letters
    Women priests? Thank you for the discourse "The Front Burner: Women priests in Catholic Church?" between guest columnists Joe Wenke and Sister Sara Butler (Orlando Sentinel, Friday). Like Wenke, I'm an advocate for women priests, but I do understand...
  • Murphy seeks change in trade bill to boost manufacturing

    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, an opponent of trade legislation now before the Senate, is seeking to change it to include a provision supporting U.S. manufacturing. The Connecticut Democrat has offered an amendment to prohibit federal agencies from waiving...
  • The Latest: Idaho lawmakers approve child-support bill

    7:15 (MDT) The Idaho Legislature has approved child-support legislation that was previously rejected over concerns of federal overreach and Islamic law. The legislation is now headed to the Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter's desk for his signature, where he's...
  • China's impact looms large as US debates its own trade deals

    If the U.S. doesn't write the rules of international trade, President Barack Obama warns, China will. In fact, China is already helping write those rules, and in some ways has jumped ahead of the game. There's intense competition between the U.S. and...
  • Editorials from around New York

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The Utica Observer-Dispatch on passing a state law allowing parents to opt their children out of standardized tests. May 19 Lost in the blur of state government is a...
  • Food labels and the trouble with trade deals

    Food labels and the trouble with trade deals
    The World Trade Organization's recent ruling against a U.S. food-labeling law highlights how international trade rules can override national priorities, including ours. At issue is a 7-year-old U.S. requirement that beef and pork products be labeled to...
  • Broad coalition rallies to try and defeat Obama on trade deal

    WASHINGTON Twenty years ago, when President Bill Clinton was urging Congress to enact sweeping trade legislation over objections of important constituents in his own party, the face of the opposition were the middle-aged (and beyond) white, male leaders...
  • Rekha Basu: Progressives, like libertarians on right, forcing party to do some soul-searching

    Every presidential election cycle, the tension between moderate and evangelical conservative voters in the Republican Party becomes the subject of hand-wringing speculation: Could a moderate seeking the Republican nomination win in an early voting state...