Tag: Donald Trump

Against President Trump’s Tariffs

Free trade is under attack around the globe.  Opponents deny the benefits and blame free trade for job losses, shuttered plants, and a loss of domestic manufacturing.  President Donald Trump is the leader of this movement — he built his campaign on the proposition that free trade has harmed America, particularly the middle class. Free…

Congress gets the Job Done on Tax Reform

House and Senate leaders announced their final Tax Reform bill on Friday, and passage seems assured by the end of the year.  Enough details have emerged to grade the final product (though I’m sure we’ll learn more in coming days).  Because it makes America more competitive, will spur economic growth, and helps families in some…

Let’s Call a Christmas Truce

America believes itself to be in a culture war.  Donald Trump’s first year as President has deepened the polarization and anger that has characterized our country for decades.  The nation has essentially split into tribes with both sides being absolutely certain of their own righteousness, and having little interest in finding common ground or shared…