Trump's farm bailouts have cost taxpayers more than $28 billion already, and he just announced another $14 billion in payments as part of his reelection pitch to farm-heavy states.
Policymakers have become convinced that the crony capitalist institution is the ideal tool for countering the influence of the PRC.
First the Trump administration told us aluminum imported from Canada was a national security threat. Then it suddenly decided it's not a big deal.
A Wisconsin business owner who spoke about losing business to China ended up inadvertently undermining the administration's argument for protectionism.
Thanks to a paradoxical Trump bump, nearly 90 percent of both Democrats and Republicans now say they support international trade.
In Convention Speech, Mike Pence Said Joe Biden Will Repeal Trump's Tariffs. If Only That Were True.
Unfortunately, Biden has carefully avoided committing to changing much of anything about Trump's trade policies.
The last time an incumbent president was defeated, the fact that he'd raised taxes on Americans played a major role. Trump's done the same thing, but the DNC didn't talk about it.
The Trump administration is spending big money to make sure America's drug supply chains aren't dependent on China. But that's not really necessary.
Trump's trade war with China has been an outright failure. It shouldn't be too much to expect Biden to be able to say so.
One month after signing a signature trade deal with Canada (and Mexico), Trump just launched an unnecessary and counterproductive new trade war against America's northern neighbor.
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The Trump Administration's $765 Million Kodak Deal Is More Proof That 'Economic Nationalism' Is a Scam
The Trump administration's "economic nationalist" agenda is little more than a cronyist attempt at propping up domestic companies with taxpayer cash.
Biden says he'll oppose attempts to repeal the Jones Act and will push for tighter "Buy American" policies that hike the price of infrastructure projects.
Protectionism is now infecting the GOP to a degree that may be difficult to eradicate when the Trump era ends.
Abolishing tariffs would have short- and long-term benefits for the economy.
The deal will affect more than $1 trillion in annual trade between the U.S. and its two neighbors.
Just days before the new North American trade deal is set to take effect, the Trump administration reminds everyone that it prefers protectionism to free trade.
In a new book, former White House national security advisor John Bolton says Trump's trade deal negotiations with Chinese President Xi Jinping "commingled the personal and the national."
That's probably because those goals were always completely unrealistic. Less than six months after the deal was signed, it's already coming apart.
The Food and Drug Administration now says there is no evidence that any country attempted to cut off America's essential pharmaceuticals.
A new study finds that trade policies around the world effectively subsidize high-carbon industries.
President Donald Trump announced a significant escalation of his administration's conflict with the Chinese government—a conflict that is increasingly looking less like a trade war and more like a cold war.
Sen. Chuck Grassley says it's dead because lawmakers feared upsetting the president.
The Trump Administration Wants To Subsidize Domestic Drug Manufacturing. The First Contract Looks Like a $350 Million Grift.
A member of the five-month-old company's board has been touting bogus stats about America's supposed dependency on Chinese-made drugs.
In a Senate floor speech Wednesday, Hawley outlined a half-baked plan to tear down global trade. It's aimed at winning elections, not helping America prosper.
Sen. Josh Hawley's Plan To Abolish the World Trade Organization Is Based on Fake Economics and False History
Hawley is charting the next path for the Trump-style anti-trade nationalism that has infected the Republican Party.
The Trump Administration Is Still Charging 25 Percent Tariffs on Disinfectants Used To Combat COVID-19
"The tariff is making it more difficult for companies to supply our nation's essential workers with antiseptics and sanitizing products they need."
Trump's 'National Security' Steel Tariffs Are Just Old Fashioned Protectionism. Here's the Data To Prove It.
The department has granted just 1 percent of the tariff exemption requests that were challenged by domestic steel producers.
The White House announced a temporary suspension of tariff payments as a way to stimulate the American economy, but the relief will not apply to tariffs on steel, aluminum, or imports from China.
Ill workers in processing facilities, the forced death of restaurants, and national and international storage and shipping disruptions all threaten our food supply.
General Motors is being charged import taxes on parts it needs to build ventilators. Its requests for relief have gone unanswered.
Export restrictions only make sense if you're unable to understand the obvious consequences of that policy.
A pandemic becomes an excuse for treating people as playing pieces in a game.
A misleading statistic has made the rounds. But it’s based on a misreading of a government report that says no such thing.
Health care workers will now be allowed to use the Chinese-certified KN95 masks, which are equivalent to the N95 masks that are in short supply.
Trump's anti-China trade advisor, Peter Navarro, is now playing a major role in the White House's coronavirus response. What could go wrong?
It's almost like Americans are paying for them, and like Trump doesn't actually believe in free trade.
Trump's Top Trade Official Says China Tariffs Didn't Harm Coronavirus Preparedness. Don't Buy His Spin.
Robert Lighthizer, head of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, says tariffs aren't hurting America's response to the virus. He's also lifting those tariffs to help with the response.
Some of Trump's tariffs hit medical equipment and supplies from China. We need more trade, not less, to be prepared for pandemics.
Instead of $12.5 billion in new agriculture purchases exports to China this year, the USDA expects less than $4 billion.
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Stephen Moore and Gene Epstein debate whether or not President Trump's Chinese trade policy deserves broad public support.