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  • Talk of the County: Activists stand up for N. Chicago, Zion, Waukegan

    Talk of the County: Activists stand up for N. Chicago, Zion, Waukegan
    Editor's Note: Talk of the County is a reader-generated column of opinions. If you see something you disagree with or think is incorrect, please tell us! Call us at (312) 222-4554 or email talkofthecounty@tribpub.com. For a continuously updating blog of...
  • Nike a controversial backdrop for Obama's Pacific trade pitch

    BEAVERTON, Ore. President Barack Obama delivered a spirited pitch Friday for a controversial 12-nation Pacific trade pact, declaring that congressional Democrats opposed to the deal are "just wrong" and warning that if the U.S. doesn't act, China will...
  • Bernie Sanders criticizes Obama's planned Nike visit to promote trade deal

    Bernie Sanders criticizes Obama's planned Nike visit to promote trade deal
    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...
  • President Obama plows ahead on trade with plans to visit Nike, defying critics

    President Obama plows ahead on trade with plans to visit Nike, defying critics
    To Democrats and others leading the charge against President Obama's push for a major Pacific Rim trade deal, the White House announcement that he would travel this week to the Oregon headquarters of shoe giant Nike, with its spotty history of overseas...
  • Democrats spread false fears of free trade

    Democrats spread false fears of free trade
    Political debates often pit fear against hope, and when it comes to international trade agreements, many Democrats prefer to scare. It's a durable strategy that they can't relinquish — even though it usually fails. If you're going to make a horror...
  • Democrats don't want to give up leverage on US trade measures

    WASHINGTON Two Democratic U.S. lawmakers said members of their party don't want to give up their leverage on trade legislation by voting now to give President Barack Obama the negotiating authority he wants. Rep. Sander Levin of Michigan, the top...
  • Trans-Pacific trickle-down economics

    Trans-Pacific trickle-down economics
    Have we learned nothing from more than 30 years of failed trickle-down economics? By now we should know that when big corporations, Wall Street and the wealthy get special goodies, the rest of us get shafted. The Reagan and George W. Bush tax cuts...
  • Lack of jobs a factor in unrest [Letter]

    Editor: I’m always amazed at how Republicans formulate simplistic solutions for complex problems. Recently, former governor Bob Erhlich and presidential candidate Rand Paul blamed the unrest in Baltimore on the lack of dads in the city. First,...
  • Robert B. Reich: Trans-Pacific trickle-down economics

    Have we learned nothing from more than 30 years of failed trickle-down economics? By now we should know that when big corporations, Wall Street and the wealthy get special goodies, the rest of us get shafted. The Reagan and George W. Bush tax cuts of...
  • Op-Alt: Trade agreements exacerbate inequality, a root cause of unrest in Baltimore

    Op-Alt: Trade agreements exacerbate inequality, a root cause of unrest in Baltimore
    In the smoke and debris of last Monday’s riots, Baltimore local news is desperately calling for strategies to address the root causes of poverty and economic disenfranchisement of Baltimore’s residents, especially our youth. Meanwhile, the...
  • Thomas F. McLarty III: Those negotiating Pacific trade deal could learn from NAFTA

    Thomas F. McLarty III: Those negotiating Pacific trade deal could learn from NAFTA
    As President Barack Obama makes the case for expansive new trade agreements, he has had to contend with the vexing image of the last big trade deal debated in the national spotlight, the North American Free Trade Agreement. In the perception of some...