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    Free Trade Fact of The Day

    Nothing would say “I Love You Mom” quite like … passing the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. The New York Times Nicholas Kristoff explains: These days Colombia is the world’s second-largest exporter of flowers after the Netherlands, and almost 200,000 people work in the flower industry. Up to 28 cargo planes … More

    Morning Bell: Why Are Liberals Actively Helping Terrorists?

    On April 26, Barack Obama supporter Bill Richardson met with Venezuela President Hugo Chavez in an attempt to secure the release of Americans being held in Colombia by the Marxist-inspired Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Besides helping to legitimize Chavez’s longstanding goal of becoming a regional power, the meeting … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Multilateral trade negations are the best way to bring the benefits of trade liberalization to the most people people, but with the current Doha Round of talks stalled, the U.S. has turned to bilateral agreements, that while not perfect, still are helping the American economy. Heritage scholar Daniella Markheim documents … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    With voters voting in Indiana today, the Wall Street Journal identifies some facts to counter protectionist Democrat rhetoric on the campaign trail from the U.S.-China Business Council’s study on U.S. exports to China. They write: The study tracks exports from each Congressional district to China. Between 2000 and 2007, 406 … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Atlantic editor Robert Kaplan blogged on the Colombia Free Trade Agreement Friday: All the debate about Colombian free trade has obscured something important: Colombia is far safer now than it was five years ago. In fact, if Iraq were reclaiming terrorist-controlled areas as effectively as Colombia is, even the most … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    In his New York Times column today David Brooks cites data showing that populist fears that free trade is destroying American manufacturing jobs are unfounded: The chief force reshaping manufacturing is technological change (hastened by competition with other companies in Canada, Germany or down the street). Thanks to innovation, manufacturing … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Colombia Tariff Ticker Your browser does not support iframes. Please visit Trade.gov to view the Colombia Tariff Ticker. The Commerce Department has launced the above “Colombia Tariff Ticker” to highlight just how much money American businesses are losing in tariffs paid to the Colombian government. Tariffs that would be reduced … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    In his latest column, radio talk show host Tom Morgan takes us down memory lane to explain why more, not less, free trade is needed now that the economy is struggling: Some politicians propose moves that could plunge us into another Great Depression. If you think I exaggerate, take some … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    A recent agreement between the U.S. and South Korea on beef imports has some business leaders thinking the U.S.-South Korea Free Trade Agreement may earn congressional approval soon. They should not get their hopes up. The union-owned Congress currently in power has made it clear they will not be approving … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    On April 10, 2008 House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) destroyed over 30 years of U.S. leadership on free trade by gutting Trade Promotion Authority to kill the Colombia Free Trade Agreement. With riots breaking out all over the world due to high food prices (in part caused by Democrat ethanol … More