Updates

08/05/11
Donna Jones, Santa Cruz Sentinel Mention free trade, and you'll get a skeptical snort from Eugene Tsugi.
08/05/11
Gregg Workman, The Star Press Michael Hicks' recent Business page article, "Free trade and the race for village idiot," July 21, concerning the affects of free trade agreements on the American economy, was insulting and unwarranted.
08/04/11
Susie Madrak, Crooks and Liars Although we're being told the three pending trade agreements with Panama, South Korea and Colombia will result in jobs for Americans, that's not true. And Dylan Ratigan really let Little Luke Russert have it when he spouted that line. Ratigan's also writing about trade agreements on his blog:
08/04/11
Laurie Burkitt And Loretta Chao, Wall Street Journal In China's "fake world," consumers can shop for furniture at an imitation IKEA store, eat a six-inch sandwich at an outlet strikingly similar to Subway, and then grab dessert at "Dairy Fairy"— where they might knock back an Oreo-flavored "Ice Storm" whose, thick, creamy texture takes unabashed inspiration from the famous Dairy Queen "Blizzard."
08/04/11
Fox News The world's most extensive case of cyber-espionage, including attacks on U.S. government and U.N. computers, was revealed Wednesday by online security firm McAfee, and analysts are speculating that China is behind the attacks.
08/04/11
By Ben Forer, ABC News Republican presidential candidates are pitching plans to revive the economy, selling a message of jobs and growth. But when it comes to what they are buying, ABC News found that four of the candidates are selling merchandise made overseas.
08/03/11
The Sanford Herald Hundreds of local textile workers sent a unified message to Rep. Renee Ellmers recently -- asking her to oppose a free-trade agreement they say threatens tens of thousands of jobs in their industry.
08/03/11
By Chun Jung-bae, National Assembly of the Republic of Korea – The Hill Newspaper There is some rosy fantasy that the pending U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement will create tens of thousands of well-paying jobs in both countries and strengthen and expand the U.S. relationship with Korea. This is a fabrication of multinational corporations that have no allegiance to either country. As a member of the Korean National Assembly, I would like to set the record straight: In reality, the deal is lose-lose.
08/03/11
By Ian Flethcher, Huffington Post Contemporary American politics is conducted in the shadow of historical myths that inform our present-day choices. Unfortunately, these myths sometimes lead us terribly astray. Case in point is the popular idea that America's economic tradition has been economic liberty, laissez faire, and wide-open cowboy capitalism. This notion sounds obvious, and it fits the image of this country held by both the Right, which celebrates this tradition, and the Left, which bemoans it. And it seems to imply, among other things, that free trade is the American Way. Don't Tread On Me or my right to import.
08/02/11

Bob Ashby, The Holland Sentinel Within the past 30 days, two milestones were reached in the erosion of United States sovereignty and almost no one noticed. On July 6, an accord between the United States and Mexico was announced that opened American highways to Mexico’s trucking companies.

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