The Sellout Of The U.S. Economy Accelerates

Global trade might not be an issue that gets talked about much during a presidential campaign, but it sure gets acted on a lot in the immediate aftermath. From the Obama Administration’s decision to give in on China’s currency manipulation, we now have the Administration aiming across both oceans, for expanded trade agreements in Asia and Europe. If these deals are such good things for the eco... More

How The Republicans Can Start Winning The Rustbelt

There’s no been no shortage of Republican self-evaluation in the wake of the 2012 elections. Some of this is overkill—their telegenically-challenged nominee lost by two percentage points to a man who’s TV persona was made for the modern age, all the while GOP candidates expanded their numbers in the House, hold thirty governorships and a majority of the state legislatures. The Democrats adde... More

Will The Gutting Of Midwest Manufacturing Continue?

Organized labor delivered its votes to President Obama nine days ago, as did voters who at least sympathize with the causes of labor. Now the question is, will Obama deliver back—and by deliver, I don’t mean coming through for the elites who run the unions and profit off the dues, but for the authentic interests of the rank-and-file. There’s little reason for optimism. The reports surfaced e... More

Reader: Tea Party infuses GOP with minorities, Bachmann’s NH staff quits, Obama signs free trade deals

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. The National Journal, a political news magazine that is not conservative, noted that the Tea Party has infused the Grand Old Party with lots of minority candidates like Marco Rubio, Allen West, and Herman Cain. But the Journal noted: “The biggest roadblocks to these challengers often were within their own... More

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