Donald Trump's rhetoric is breathtakingly authoritarian, but so far he's done less than his predecessors to expand executive power.
That should be enough to end this silly debate. But what the president says and what the president does are not always the same.
"Bilateral tariffs result in lower GDP, employment, investment, and trade for the U.S.," a new report concludes.
That's just fine, unless you happen to be a president who promised to reduce it.
New study shows U.S. consumers pay every dollar of the tariffs, which have also damaged supply chains and the availability of goods.
Any deal will be better than the current mess, which is largely of Trump's own making.
Trump's tariffs keep harming American businesses and consumers.
Trump could destroy American jobs and America's relationship with Germany at the same time.
American cars with foreign parts will suffer too.
Steel manufacturers spent $12.2 million lobbying the federal government in 2018, an increase of nearly 20 percent over the previous year.
There are dueling bills in front of Congress, both backed by Republicans. One would expand Trump's tariff authority, while the other would check it.
A bipartisan, bicameral proposal would stop Trump from using the tired "national security" excuse to justify his protectionist trade policies.
Because of tariffs, Ford hourly employees will lose out on $750 they would have otherwise received.
Dow Jones skyrockets on news that Steve Mnuchin is leading behind-the-scenes effort to reduce tariffs on China.
And it's not a record low. That's fine, but it's not what the president said would happen.
Regardless of the president's Twitter bravado, this year has provided a painful lesson in how tariffs grow government and hurt the economy.
The Trump administration's response to a lawsuit challenging steel tariffs is a deeply un-conservative argument for greater executive power.
New study argues the tariffs have boosted employment, but doesn't examine the costs of President Donald Trump's protectionism.
They are also sapping economic growth, reducing wages, and lowering employment. Winning!
Tuesday's tweets demonstrate that Trump still doesn't understand that Americans, not foreigners, are paying his tariffs.
Saturday's deal seems to be a strategic retreat by the Trump administration.
Political finger-wags at the boardroom is a good sign that the lowly taxpayer is about to take it in the shorts.
Trump's rally promises won't happen because of Trump's trade policies
The Dow Jones has lost 500 points since President Donald Trump launched his trade war.
White House advisors are worried that "he could get impatient one day and force their hand like he did with the steel and aluminum tariffs."
Warren is criticizing a fundamentally unfair process, but only because she wants the outcomes to be slightly different.
The specter of mercantilism rises from the dead!
Trump suggests the tariffs are a fiction invented by CEOs, using the president as a scapegoat. But maybe he has a point?
Ford expects to lose $1 billion due to higher steel prices, while Caterpillar's stock dropped sharply this week after it said tariffs cost it $40 million.
But who, exactly, will be suffering?
It's like trying to plunge lasagna out of your kitchen sink.
Tariffs on aluminum, silicone, and dyes are already causing pain for toymakers, and the prospect of additional tariffs is anything but fun and games.
Trump says tariffs aren't hurting the economy, new steel plants are opening up, and some stuff about Canada. It's all wrong.
The GOP's willingness to follow Trump down an anti-trade cul-de-sac risks alienating voters who could be crucial on the margins of close races.
Walmart warns the Trump administration it may be forced to raise prices in response to tariffs.
Chinese entrepreneurs worry that the trade war will "put them in the Communist Party's crosshairs," and make further market reforms politically difficult.
If Trump presses ahead with plans to tax all Chinese imports, the added costs would cancel out the economic benefits of last year's corporate tax cut.