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    Trade, Democrats, and Lying to the American People

    One might expect the National Review and Wall Street Journal to point out that the top two Democratic presidential candidates are lying to the American people about their real position on trade. But would the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times be as daring? Judge for yourself. From the Washington … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    President Bush finally sent the Colombian free-trade deal to Congress today … just in time for it to qualify for fast track status. Congress now has 90 days to vote up or down on the deal. Trade with Colombia faces stiff opposition in the Democrat controlled Congress. Just a decade … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Today’s Free Trade Fact of the Day comes from Heritage’s own Ambassador Terry Miller who takes a close look at each of the candidates’ views on trade. Before examining some of the candidates’ evolving positions on NAFTA, Amb. Miller lays out some facts comparing the first 13 years under NAFTA … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    When Congress returns from spring recess, the Bush Administration is set to make a final push for passage of a the U.S.- Colombia free trade agreement. Last week, the White House put out a fact sheet on the deal including this paragraph on the benefits of the deal: A U.S.-Colombia … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Today’s Free Trade Fact of the Day comes from Harvard economics professor Greg Mankiw who wrote Sunday in the New York Times: Economists are, overwhelmingly, free traders. A 2006 poll of Ph.D. members of the American Economic Association found that 87.5 percent agreed that “the U.S. should eliminate remaining tariffs … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Today’s Free Trade Fact of the Day comes from Ohio native and U.S. Chamber of Commerce VP for international affairs Daniel Christman who writes in the Cincinnati Enquirer: Facts are stubborn things, and so it is with trade in general and the North American Free Trade Agreement in particular. Contrary … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    Today’s Free Trade Fact of the Day comes from Hudson Institute fellow Rod Hunter who wrote last week in the Wall Street Journal: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both claim to be ready to be president on “day one.” But on the campaign trail, both are pandering to organized labor … More

    Free Trade Fact of the Day

    As Michael Gerson points out today, if his promises are worth anything, Barack Obama’s first 100 days will include “arm-twisting Mexico and Canada into a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.” In yesterday’s International Herald Tribune, American University Center for North American Studies director Robert Pastor defended NAFTA … More

    NAFTA Myth of the Day

    Since Hillary Clinton appears to owe a big part of her victory in Ohio to capitalizing on anti-free trade sentiment in Ohio, we are all but guaranteed to endure another seven weeks on anti-trade rhetoric before the April 22nd Pennsylvania primary. To counteract progressive fearmongering on trade, we offer you … More

    Progressives Hopeless on Trade

    As we have amply demonstrated before, our trade partners are not happy with the latest promises from liberal presidential candidates to unilaterally pull out of NAFTA unless Canada and Mexico agree to “renegotiate on terms that are favorable to all of America.” Liberal MP Mark Holland told Canadian TV he … More