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They favor special interests, hurt consumers, and have utterly failed to rein in China.
The trade deficit is now the widest on record too.
Governments may not be able to make an economy, but they've proven they can break it.
U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai stresses the need for American competitiveness at the same time that the White House is pushing huge tax increases on U.S. businesses. And that's just the start.
A new study shows that former President Donald Trump's tariffs did little to push American companies out of China.
Solar Panel Manufacturer That Hasn't Produced Solar Panels Since 2017 Seeks Extension of Solar Panel Tariffs
What good is protectionism that isn't protecting anything?
More Than 53,000 American Companies Sought Exemptions From Trump's China Tariffs. Almost All Were Denied.
New GAO report says the process for determining which companies could avoid paying those tariffs was rife with "inconsistencies" and poorly documented decision-making.
Taxing Americans to punish other countries for having lax environmental rules would be a logistical and bureaucratic nightmare. Democrats are trying to do it anyway.
You Can Now Read the Secret Trump Administration Report That Claimed Your Toyota Is a National Security Threat
The never-released Trump administration report is a reminder that "national security" is usually a bogus reason to impose tariffs
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Shows That Republicans Love Big Government Just as Much as Democrats
We don't have a gridlock problem. We have a spending problem.
Trade news worth celebrating with a fine French wine.
Lockdowns, tariffs, and other market interventions made wood an expensive commodity.
The Commerce Department is planning to hike tariffs on Canadian lumber from about 9 percent to more than 18 percent.
American consumers are bearing nearly 93 percent of the costs of the tariffs applied to Chinese goods, according to Moody's Investors Service.
Monday's announcement of a truce in the conflict is good. Peace would be better. Biden should drop Trump's steel tariffs.
Trump imposed huge tariffs on imported steel and Biden is keeping them in place even as American businesses beg for relief.
Disruptions to trade are bad for the world, whether you can see them or not.
The president's approach to immigration, trade, and industry may sound familiar.
The announcement signals a possible deescalation in the transatlantic trade war and raises hopes for a U.S.-U.K. trade agreement.
Trump's trade policies caused "a lot of disruption and consternation," Tai said at one point during Thursday's hearing. "I want to accomplish similar goals in a more effective process."
Biden's new trade representative should outline a plan to remove the economically nonsensical and politically pointless tariffs on European steel and aluminum in order to deescalate this costly conflict.
Further evidence that tariffs simply don't make sense as trade policy. President Joe Biden should take note.
Reimplementing 10 percent tariffs on aluminum imported from the United Arab Emirates for vacuous national security reasons only entrenches executive authority over trade.
Biden should repeal Trump's food taxes immediately.
Biden is seeking unity, but bipartisan agreement on bad policy is nothing to cheer for.
Five reasons why Trump's trade war didn't go the way he thought it would.
Trump's Tariffs Made D.C. Swampier as Senators, Lobbyists Sought Special Favors for Connected Companies
Sen. Josh Hawley, a supporter of Trump's trade policies, lobbied to give a special exemption to a Missouri-based power tools manufacturer. Many other elected officials did too.
American farmers and consumers deserve freer trade.
If Trump loses his bid for re-election, it will be because Rust Belt voters abandoned him after four years of misguided economic policies.
The E.U. is considering levying $4 billion in new tariffs on American goods, with alcohol likely to be one of the targets.
There's an easier way to lessen the impact of retaliatory agriculture tariffs: repeal our own
Too bad Biden's position isn't as good as Pence makes it sound.
When it comes to limiting the size and scope of government and protecting individual liberties, America's 45th president has been actively malign.
The lawsuits have been filed over the past two weeks by several major American companies, including retailers Target and Home Depot, car manufacturers Tesla and Ford, and several major manufacturing firms.
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.
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.
Whether Biden or Trump wins this November, we're in for big, unaffordable government. How much bigger and how unaffordable are the only real questions.
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.
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.