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    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    ATLANTA — Contrary to the rhetoric of  Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama — and CNN’s Lou Dobbs, for that matter — free trade continues to greatly benefit American workers.  That was some of the good news from Heritage’s Resource Bank meeting this morning as Ambassador Terry Miller, who directs our … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) informed Republicans this week that she would hold the Colombia Free Trade Agreement hostage until they agreed to billions in new deficit spending that she says  is necessary to “stimulate” the economy. Never mind that the checks from the first round of deficit spending have … More

    Morning Bell: The Protectionists

    Citing opposition to NAFTA from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton in the run-up to Ohio’s Democratic presidential primary, Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) pleaded with Wall Street Journal readers yesterday not “to play bumper-sticker politics with trade” and instead engage in “a real debate.” If the rest of his op-ed represents … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Since liberals took over Congress, they’ve chosen to abandon the pro-free trade policies of President Bill Clinton in the ’90s and embrace a neo-protectionism that is costing the U.S. economy millions and undercutting our reputation as a reliable ally in South America. Heritage scholars James Roberts and Ray Walser lay out just … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    McClatchy columnist Daniel Weintraub takes California lawmakers to task for opposing the Colombia Free Trade Agreement despite its many benefits for the Golden State: Californians gain more from free trade than the people of almost any state in the country. But their leading representative in Congress – House Speaker Nancy … More

    Betraying an Ally

    Colombian President Alvaro Uribe still holds out hope that liberals in Congress will throw off their protectionist blinders and embrace the Colombian Free Trade Agreement. Thus his diplomatic response to questions from the Washington Post this weekend: Q. The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Agreement was not brought to the floor of … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Starting today President Bush is hosting the North American Leaders’ Summit summit in New Orleans with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Meanwhile the two remaining Democratic presidential candidates are campaigning in Pennsylvania, a state where both have made promises they would renegotiate NAFTA to better … More

    American Leadership on Free Trade, RIP April 10, 2008

    Many liberals who are smart enough to support free trade are slowly beginning to realize just how protectionist the Democratic Party has become. Fareed Zakaria reports that one argument he often hears from supporters of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, is “that they don’t really mean what they say, that … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day: Pennsylvania's All Right

    Barack Obama recently told a San Francisco fundraising audience that the reason he couldn’t beat Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania was because the people who lived in small towns there were “bitter” and chose to “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them” instead of embracing … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    The damage from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) decision to kill the Colombia Free Trade Agreement is still being calculated around the world. The Washington Post’s Robert Samuelson explains how it hurts the very people Pelosi claims she is trying to help: What House Democrats did was particularly perverse. They suspended … More