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Where Did All The Free-Trade Democrats Go?

Does anyone know where all those free trade Democrats went? X Since Donald Trump burst onto the scene, liberal policy wonks and their Democratic allies have had a field day torching him for his tariff policies. Last year when I testified before the Senate on auto tariffs, nearly every Democrat on the committee, including Elizabeth […]

Economy Editorials International Trade

Can The U.S. Meet The Huawei Challenge?

Huawei: When Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday that China’s telecom giant Huawei threatens U.S. relations with Europe, it turned heads. Is this a serious fight against a predatory, state-tied telecom behemoth, or just another salvo in the U.S. trade wars with China? Correct answer: Both. X The Trump administration showed it wasn’t kidding […]

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Venezuela’s Maduro Has A Choice — He Can Leave On His Own, Or With A Military Escort

Socialism: “Maduro must go,” Vice President Mike Pence said, following talks with Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido about how to best get rid of that country’s socialist dictator who has presided over the collapse of a once-wealthy country. Pence is right of course. But it may be easier said than done. X President Trump supports […]

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America Just Witnessed A Miracle — Energy Independence

The once-unimaginable is now a reality: Last year, the United States became the top oil producer in the world. X For the first time in over 40 years, America “likely surpassed” Russian oil production this past summer, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The United States outpaced Saudi Arabia’s oil output at […]

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Limited Government Requires A Limited President

Soon, in a federal court that few Americans know exists, there will come a ruling on a constitutional principle that today barely exists but that could, if the judicial branch will resuscitate it, begin to rectify the imbalance between the legislative and executive branches. X It is the “nondelegation doctrine,” which expresses John Locke’s justly […]

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U.S.-China Trade Deal: Not Much At Stake, Except The Global Economy

U.S.-China Trade: This week’s U.S.-China trade talks won’t likely result in a final resolution of all trade disputes between the two countries. Even so, President Trump will come under pressure to accept a deal, any deal. Bad idea. X We’ve noted before that we are free traders at IBD. It’s really the linch-pin of the […]

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Trump Should Take Democrats’ Wall Deal And Run With It

Government Shutdown: Is a deal about to be struck by congressional negotiators that would end the possibility of a shutdown? It’s no sure thing, but it looks that way. The deal involves President Trump getting a minuscule $1.375 billion, not the $5.7 billion he requested, to build the border wall. Trump’s not happy. He should […]