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Exposing Trump’s Trade Appeal To Working-Class Voters For What It Is
Donald Trump is selling himself as the champion of working-class voters. He says Democrats and their presumptive presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton, are selling them out with trade deals. But Trump is just a fraud. Unfortunately, President Obama is pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)...
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Rightwing vs. Leftwing Populists on Global Trade
It must have given the earnest wonks at the Economic Policy Institute a bit of a start when Donald Trump touted their research in a speech courting white, working-class voters by criticizing NAFTA and U.S. trade policy with China . EPI president Lawrence Mishel was moved to respond in a blog post...
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Free Trade, DNC Platform and the Climate Crisis
The same day TransCanada sued the U.S. government for $15 billion , the Democratic Party’s platform drafting committee met in Missouri . Between the two, there is a lesson to be learned about free trade and the climate crisis. The lawsuit was the anticipated result of President Obama rejecting the...
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Backers of Sanders Mobilize to Overthrow DNC Platform's Pro-TPP Stance
'Opposition to the job-killing TPP should not be controversial within the Democratic Party,' declares progressive advocacy group. So why is it?
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Dear Tony Blair: It’s Not the Pitch, It’s the Product.
“Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair …” If Tony Blair’s op-ed on Brexit is mournful and even elegiac in tone, that’s understandable. Great Britain’s vote to leave the European Union was, after all, a repudiation of his legacy as prime minister. And if it isn’t as mournful as it might have been...
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More TPP Trickery: Keystone Pipeline Company Demands $15B Under Prior Trade Deal
This week, the TransCanada pipeline company officially filed a $15 billion corporate trade lawsuit against the United States for refusing to allow the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. After an intense grassroots campaign by environmentalists, farmers, landowners and local governments,...
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Trump Just Drove a Truck Through Hole DNC Platform Panel Left in Clinton's TPP Promise
Platform committee's waffling on trade leaves Clinton vulnerable to Trump's predictable attacks
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Democratic Party Platform Committee Undermines Clinton On TPP
The Democratic party’s elites must not think that trade and jobs will be big issues in the coming election. Apparently, they’ve never listened to a Donald Trump speech, and didn’t notice that working-class people in the United Kingdom just voted to “brexit” from the European Union (EU) over these...
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The Clinton Campaign Is Obstructing Change to the Democratic Platform
As one of Bernie’s delegates, I’m disappointed so far. But we’re still fighting hard.
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Clinton's "First Major Betrayal"? DNC Surrogates Defeat Anti-TPP Measure
'The Clinton campaign's reversal on TPP is not just bad policy—it's terrible politics,' says Bernie Sanders advisor
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