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  • Britain has enduring responsibility for democracy in Hong Kong, report says

    Britain has an “enduring moral responsibility” to ensure that Hong Kong is “democratic, stable and prosperous,” and diplomats should do more to uphold the treaty that governed the former territory’s return to China 18 years...
  • US draft urges UN to condemn use of chlorine in Syria

    The United States has circulated a draft resolution in the U.N. Security Council that condemns the use of toxic chemicals such as chlorine in Syria without assigning blame, while threatening militarily enforced action in the case of further violations....
  • Will the Democratic nominee for 2016 take on the moneyed interests?

    Will the Democratic nominee for 2016 take on the moneyed interests?
    It's seed time for the 2016 presidential election, when candidates try to figure out what they stand for and will run on. One thing seems reasonably clear. The Democratic nominee for president, whoever she may be, will campaign on reviving the...
  • Robert B. Reich: Will the Democratic nominee for 2016 take on the moneyed interests?

    It's seed time for the 2016 presidential election, when candidates try to figure out what they stand for and will run on. One thing seems reasonably clear. The Democratic nominee for president, whoever she may be, will campaign on reviving the American...
  • US trade deficit � are we better off today than we were 20 years ago?

    In his 2010 State of the Union address, President Barack Obama promised to double exports over five years to "support" 2 million jobs in America. A year later he claimed the new U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement would "support" 70,000 jobs at home. And...
  • Let's debate the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- history's largest trade deal -- before OKing it

    Let's debate the Trans-Pacific Partnership -- history's largest trade deal -- before OKing it
    This spring, President Obama and Republican leaders in Congress want to use an outdated process used to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement more than 20 years ago — a rule called “fast track” — to force through trade deals...
  • Robert B. Reich: How trade deals boost the rich and bust the rest

    Robert B. Reich: How trade deals boost the rich and bust the rest
    Suppose that by enacting a particular law we'd increase the U.S. gross domestic product. But almost all of that growth would go to the richest 1 percent. ( The rest of us could buy some products cheaper than before. But those gains would be offset by...
  • How trade deals boost the rich and bust the rest

    How trade deals boost the rich and bust the rest
    Suppose that by enacting a particular law we'd increase the U.S. gross domestic product. But almost all of that growth would go to the richest 1 percent.  The rest of us could buy some products cheaper than before. But those gains would be offset by...
  • Trade pacts threaten U.S. sovereignty

    In the State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to grant him trade promotion authority, or fast-track approval, for two new NAFTA-style trade agreements. The legislation is expected to be introduced in the next few weeks. Fast track...
  • Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a pending disaster

    Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a pending disaster
    Republicans, who now run Congress, say they want to cooperate with President Obama and point to the administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as the model. The only problem is that the TPP would be a disaster. If you haven't heard much about...
  • Robert Reich: Huge trade deal is bad news for most of us

    Republicans, who now run Congress, say they want to cooperate with President Barack Obama and point to the administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership as the model. The only problem is that the TPP would be a disaster. If you haven't heard much about...