Category Archives: Treaties

The First Circle

In The First Circle, a novel by Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, Stalin suspects there is a spy in the Soviet Foreign Ministry. Scientists, working as slaves in a government laboratory, are asked to identify the spy by analyzing voice recordings. The … Continue reading

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Tariff

We put tariffs on the table as part of the president’s initiative of putting an American first and American interest on equal footing when it comes to American trade policy going forward with our trading partners.  And as those tariffs … Continue reading

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Thinking about Syria

After hearing from several hundred constituents at our Syria listening sessions and from phone calls and emails to our office, it is clear United States military action in Syria is not what residents of the 23rd district want. Absent some … Continue reading

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John Stossel on Tariffs

We’d all be richer if the ideal NAFTA reform would happen: elimination of tariffs — no government involvement in trade at all.–John Stossel I don’t often agree with John Stossel, but on tariffs he had me saying yes until his … Continue reading

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How could he know that?

 Congressman Tom Reed this morning called for pending free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea to be voted on within a month. “Getting people back to work is something we talk about repeatedly,” Reed said. “These free trade … Continue reading

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2017 was a terrible year in politics

Sadly, 2017 hasn’t been a good year. Rash experiment with incompetent President. Appointment of unqualified cabinet officers. Presidency for profit ignoring emoluments clause. Corruption at highest levels in campaign and government. Stupid policy on climate change. Attacks on judiciary; nomination … Continue reading

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What would a fair NAFTA look like?

What would a fair NAFTA look like? I was all set to terminate, you know? And this wasn’t like…this wasn’t a game I was playing. I’m not playing…you know, I wasn’t playing chess or poker or anything else. This was, … Continue reading

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