Richard G. Miles: Canada and Mexico deserve better from the U.S.

In a world full of bad news, North America has been having quite a good run lately. Energy production is off the charts in the United States and Canada, and much-needed political and economic reforms are steadily advancing in Mexico, while fewer Mexicans are moving to the United States. 859 more words

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What stands in the way of a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed free trade agreement spanning a broad range of countries in the Asia Pacific and the Americas, is now at a critical juncture. 1.269 more words


Obama vs. Warren

As discussed earlier, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is causing a major divide between the moderates and the progressives within the Democratic Party. Barack Obama, the de facto leader of the moderate faction and Elizabeth Warren, the voice of the progressives, recently exchanged words that highlight the discrepancy between the two sides. 226 more words

2016 Elections

Triumphant Plutocracy - Episode #4

An insiders view on how bankers, corporations, and lawyers took over the United States Government and became the “Rulers of America” during the Gilded Age.  Written with true authority by a man who had a front row seat for it all, R. 188 more words


Free Trade Deals Work Too Well

The idea behind free trade deals the US makes with other countries is that the standard of living will be raised in those other countries and in turn will buy more stuff from the US. 311 more words


Weeks of Decades in Mexico

Primeros minutos de Colosio, el asesinato

A movie released in 2012 – Colosio: El asesinato (Colosio the Assassinated) – examines the public murder of Donaldo Colosio Murrieta in 1994. 2.539 more words

Not So Fast: Unions ramp up pressure on Congress to stop fast track

More than a year after sending proponents of fast track back to the drawing board, Congress is poised to consider a modified version of the trade measure this spring. 620 more words

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